Welcome to Episode 4 of One Minute! One Idea! – the multi-media micro-podcast in which we Deconstruct what’s happening at the intersection of innovation, human potential and the things we do to unlock it -Leadership.
Today’s Idea is “Adopt an Idea!”
We tend to think of ideas as rare, exotic things, but in the real world, ideas are like children, smart investors and the family dog – they tend to go where they’re treated best.
This week's idea is “Adopt an Idea”. You want a new dog, you can buy the champion of the NY State Dog Show, or visit your favorite pet shop. Or you can do the socially acceptable thing. Go to the local animal rescue and find an abandoned pup that’s ready for adoption. The same thing goes for ideas. You can hire consultants and drag everyone off-site for a day or two, or simply adopt the neglected idea in your own backyard. Find it, feed it, and get it out of the weather. Give it a safe home, and pat it on the head once in a while. Who knows what will happen?
Adopt an Idea! It’s what I’m doing.
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