Episode 045: In Search of Bad Ideas

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Episode 045: In Search of Bad Ideas

You’ve heard it a million times: “There is no such thing as a bad idea.”

Well, as hard as it may be to hear, that’s just not true.

We’ve all been in meetings or brainstorm sessions where a colleague raises his or her hand to give an idea and it ends up being awful. Who can say, in that situation, that there are no bad ideas?

So, yes, there are bad ideas. However, bad ideas are good things. They are tools that can lead us to the amazing ideas we’ve been looking for!

In this episode, I’m going to teach you how to begin to tolerate and even welcome bad ideas. I’m giving you a systematic way to come up with bad ideas in the first place and then use them to get a good idea.

Come learn what work you have to do to make bad ideas the powerful resource they are!

In this episode you’ll hear:

  1. The first thing to do when you hear a bad idea.
  2. Examples of times I’ve found benefits in the wackiest of ideas.
  3. Why you should examine your criteria for judging ideas.
  4. Why you should look for the old and new parts of bad ideas.
  5. A systematic method for creating bad ideas.

Resources from this episode:

Downloadable scorecard to rate your idea