I came across this video in the book Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds by Carmine Gallo. It surprised me because it covered a lot of good material on story telling. The Kurt Vonnegut video on YouTube is referenced and I had to see it for myself.
From this video I made the following story architectures. Now I keep this with me when I need to tell a story. Each time I think up a new story I look at how I can apply the story to one of these story architectures.
I was reading an article on Fast Company about Breaking Bad inspired art works.
Next I explored the works on Oliver Gal Artist Company. They have really made some great artwork from patents.
These are great looking pieces of art based on the original patent artwork. It really got me thinking about how I could make some of my own patent drawings into wall art.
The next morning it came to me. I could try using SnapSeed to enhance the patent drawings. First I had to run a test so I went to Google Patent Search and saved a few patents of Thomas Edison’s famous patents.
I was looking around the web and came across this site while looking for dice games. They have some amazing items from the past.
Here is a great shop to find home and personal items to remake.
I could see Anthropology coming up with a ton of new products based on what is on this site!
Take a look it, do you agree?
I was just reading this article, How Shark Tank’s Lori Greiner Spots a Million-Dollar Business Idea, and thought it had some great points.
Lori looks for the following in a million dollar idea:
Does it solve a problem?
Can you sell it at a reasonable price?
Is it appealing to the mass market?
I agree with these if you are looking for big ideas.
But you can have niche ideas that don’t need to meet these criteria.
What do you think? Post your comments below.
Do you have a notebook full of ideas. Have you been an ideas hoarder?
But I want to change that…
I been inventing for sometime now. One thing I have not been good about is sharing my ideas.
I come for the old school days of keeping your ideas secret and not sharing them with anyone. Running off and getting a patent. Spent thousands of dollars and months of time. And then try to sell your idea to a company. I don’t even know if customers are going to be interested in the idea or not!
REMAKE – 3 Simple Steps To Innovate With Amazon
Find Something That Works And Make It Better
When I first started innovating I thought everything had to be original. That is what most of us were taught in school, “don’t copy, do your own work!”
As I spent some time innovating, I learned copying was a far better way when you want to create best selling products. Just to be clear, I don’t mean literally copying a product. But using them as the basis for your new product ideas. With best sellers you already know what customers have liked in the past and can build on that. So the next challenge was to come up with the products that we’re selling the best.
I really like using pocket notebooks or also know as pocket mods. The hard part for most people is folding them. I used to include the directions for how to fold them but this takes a whole page of paper, so I stopped including them.
I have included this video to make it much easier for everyone to fold their own pocket notebook.
See how Jibbitz went from Idea to Product
How Jibbitz for Crocs began – short story.
Here is the longer story on how Jibbitz started and developed into a million dollar business.
Jibbitz started with an idea. Gauged the market. Established a website. And road all the way to a successful business.