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A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas circa 1939

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Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
May 27, 2012 at 06:25 PM

 

Thanks to the wonderful Google+ network which I strongly encourage you to join, I found this article about an interesting 1939 book:
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/05/04/a-technique-for-producing-ideas-young/

The steps may sound like common sense in this forum, but worth noting nevertheless.

Step 1: Gathering Raw Material

Step 2: Digesting the Material

Step 3: Unconscious Processing

Step 4: The A-Ha Moment

Step 5: Idea Meets Reality

And, lest not forget, God is in the details.

 


Posted by JBfrom
May 28, 2012 at 12:21 AM

 

Alex, can you elaborate a bit on why Google+ is good?

I haven’t gotten into it, but I’m always open to your suggestions.

 


Posted by Alexander Deliyannis
Jun 27, 2012 at 05:37 PM

 

It took me a while to think of the answer to this, and it still is not complete. I can only answer comparatively. Right now I am active on Facebook, Google+, Linkedin and Twitter. In Google+ I found both the most convenient sharing functions and the most interesting partners in conversation (aside people I already knew). I think the main advantage is the Circles concept, allowing one to quickly organise their contacts and determine what to share where. This is possible with Groups in the other social networks, but in Google+ it is on steroids: one can actually share the circles themselves, thereby introducing interesting people to a wider audience. This is the way I found many of the people I follow.

 


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