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4:30pm – In search for a song to write to.

4:31pm – Blood on the dance floor: Bewitched

4:35pm – Like A G6 (This will do)

4:36pm – Dynamite

I am sure if you browse through my blog, you’ll some post which goes something like ‘I havent written in a while, need to write some more’. This is not one of those posts, though fair warning, it might be a little ‘ranty’ and cyclic.

I was telling a friend, how my English has down the crapper. Maybe it was a reaction to my marks on the strategy paper. I told her, I was a published writer in a past life. Maybe I am just out of practice.

But to write, one needs to condense the chaos in the mind to put it on paper. Atoms of ideas that coalesce together to form bigger ideas. Those ideas come together to form matter. Matter that can be engineered into movements, change and paradigm shifts.  This is the knowledge economy, and it works on idea factories (borrowed from Seth Godin – The Idea Virus).

We have a course, with Paul Guild, on innovation management, different models of innovation, open sourced, crowd sourced and collaborative work environments. All those idea’s are in a pile in my head. I know these models exist. But how does one practice them?  How does one create the space, the mind set? RBC next great innovator challenge,  is a good example from the current list of projects. We are divided into groups of 5 (Made by choice) and initially everyone was tight lidded and tight lipped about the what they had, what they were working on. I talked to a few people about opening up, sharing ideas. What are the odds someone else in North America or Canada hasn’t been thinking along the same lines? Out of all the business and engineering schools? Astronomical! But anyways, ideas did come out during the 2 min in class pitch, and some valuable feedback.

I have read, I am reading a dozen papers, articles on various innovation models, how to foster creativity, and watching TED talks on Innovative spaces and Coffee Houses.

I have a half form idea in my head. You have a half formed idea in your head. Lets bring it together and see what happens.

What is my great idea? I dont know yet. Its a work in progress. Right now its atoms. Lots of atoms, in Brownian motion, jolting around my head at random.

Recent inspirational watch: Learning from the Barefoot Movement – Bunker Roy.

Recent Inspiration event: Junior Achievement Award Gala – Schools kids getting a taste of business and new venture creation. Those who got the best venture award were school kids, who made candles for stress relief. Generating a return of $3 for a $10 investment by their investors.  I had no clue what that was when I was their age.

Like another friend said to me the other day ‘I think I am interested in so much, and I want to do so much, its hard for me to be like those people on TED who have been working on something for a lifetime, and found something truely amazing’


Though, who said all those diverse interests couldn’t come together in some shape of form? Searching for the ‘secret sauce’.

Lets see when and if it all comes together.

Peace out.


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