This week we came up with bad ideas. Lots of them. We discovered that in the process of innovation, one naturally has to come up with a few bad ideas before they get a great one. Using this discovery, we decided to convert the classroom into a bad idea factory. We spent an entire class period coming up with “bad ideas” in hopes of finding a few good ones. Coming up with bad ideas is so much easier and people are more inclined to speak up about their ideas if there is no pressure for them to be good, as we are looking for bad ideas.
If I had a dollar for every bad idea I had, I would be a millionaire.