arturfsilva at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 22 15:14:44 PDT 2004
Paul and Doug:
Your suggestions are interesting and I suppose you are
trying to capture only "butterflying ideas".
But please don't capture the butterlflies themselves.
Admire them, talk with them, etc - but don't capture
--- EVERETT813 at aol.com wrote:
> Thanks for sharing that bit. Great reminder of an
> old principle.
> An old friend at the CPSI (Creative Problem Solving
> Institute) used something
> similar to write his several books. He had a large
> pegboard in his office
> that had big manila envelopes attached to hooks,
> like you might find in
> someone's woodworking or tool shop. On the outside
> of the envelope was the
> subject/title and whenever he had an idea or
> inspiration, he'd write it down and stuff
> it into the appropriate envelope. When it got "fat
> enough", he knew he had
> a book. He'd take it down, organize the disparate
> notes, and write the book.
> A program I led inside a company for many years used
> business-card sized
> "Idea Traps" and passed them out to the foremen and
> hourly workers by the
> thousands. It was part of an effort to improve
> productivity and reduce costs.
> Worked quite well. Many projects saving literally
> millions of dollars in the
> aggregate grew out of those cards.
> Paul Everett
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