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In ancient times it was easy to protect intellectual property...when chisels were stolen few thieves could write in stone.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 26, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There's a long legacy of 'idea theft'. When our ancestors got beyond chisels and stones and into more-formal business, copyright became an issue. Apparently, the case law on copyright dates back to the 6th Century AD. 

Speaking of our ancestors... 

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Humour | Ideas | Thought Tweets

Wow - you're sure surprised to find others become silent when you put down their ideas!

by Rick Baker
On Feb 8, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Try putting an end to receiving input from people then vetoing their ideas and shutting people down.

Even better, try putting an end to asking people for input, receiving the input you requested, then vetoing ideas and shutting people down...that one really burns people.

If you can not come up with a new idea then figure out a new way to use an old one.

by Rick Baker
On Dec 29, 2020

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

In fact, many experts report this is the key to innovation.

A few years ago, I bought a book on this topic titled ‘Borrowing Brilliance – The Six Steps To Business Innovation’. Here is a link to the book www.borrowingbrilliance.com

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Borrowing Brilliance | Curiosity - Invention, Innovation & Creativity | Ideas | Thought Tweets

Overheard at the Placebo Plant..."Listen up Boss, I've got this great new product idea."

by Rick Baker
On Nov 24, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

How would one go about recruiting employees for a placebo plant? What traits and qualities would one look for? Would quality control be discussed? How about customer service and customer satisfaction?

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Curiosity - Invention, Innovation & Creativity | Humour | Ideas | Thought Tweets

If you want people to bring your ideas to life, show an interest in theirs.

by Rick Baker
On Oct 15, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sure, of course, you're not biased and you know full well your ideas are superior!

But don't let that stop you from listening to other people's ideas from time to time. With listening being such a rare commodity, little expressions of attention and interest go a long way.

 

Business flourishes when pleasant-enough personalities exchange interesting ideas.

by Rick Baker
On Feb 11, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

And, of course, following through on commitments.

Link to Thought Tweet #278

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Ideas | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets

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