Idea Fuel: The Creative Observer

Here’s a technique to help stimulate some fresh ideas.

In a group situation, try out just being a quiet observer. 

Actively listen to the conversation of the others in the group, but without trying too hard to intellectually process what’s being said.

Being a captive audience with indirect stimulus you may find interesting things can happen: idea fuel, and the connecting of disparate concepts, wide-ranging perspectives, all mixing and blending with what you may have already had in mind. 

Just make sure you ask nicely first – and bring a pen and paper.

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