Ideas are free, execution is priceless.
That’s been my mantra since day one of starting my business.
It’s also the title of a book I wrote a few years back. You can download it for free here.
But here’s the problem. I’m an idea junkie. Everything I look at in the world breaks down into a collection of ideas. I have about fifty new ones every day, and sadly, I can only execute so many of them. Even if I had all the resources and all the time in the world, I still wouldn’t be able to keep up with the whirlwind of insanity that gusts through my brain.
And that’s where you come in.
I believe ideas were never meant to stay that way. And so, in this new blog series, I’m going to be publishing a sample of them on a weekly basis, in the hopes that they inspire you to (a) execute them, (b) improve them, or (c) invent something completely different.
Remember, once an idea springs into existence, it cannot be unthought.
Even if that idea is ridiculous.
Steal Scott’s Ideas, Issue 009
01. Moodseat: Approachability through transparency.
An office chair that uses your body heat and energies to create a small light of various colors, alerting coworkers of your current dominant emotion.Approachability through transparency.
02. Congrats I’m Sorry. Special treats for speechless moments.
A gift basket service that sends things to people going through painful breakups, even though you don’t know what to say to make them feel better.
03. Rando Love. Kindness without strings.
A series of anonymous business cards that pay strangers compliments without the awkwardness or expectation of reciprocity.
04. Straight Thru. Miss a meal, make a difference.
A company fundraising program where employees keep track of all the days they work through lunch each quarter, then the employer matches that number of meals donated to a food shelter.
05. Yo Yo Yogi. The mat isn’t the territory.
A service where yoga students text anonymous messages about their class experience and aggregate the comments onto a lobby screen for people to read.
06. Secure Base. Help me help you help me.
A private text messaging service that sends a bat signal to a small group of trusted confidants, alerting them of your need for someone to talk to in a time of distress.
07. Tix Tix Tix. The encore never ends.
A framing service that takes all of your concert ticket stubs and converts them into conversation art pieces for decorating your home or office.
08. Unionyze. The means of production.
An association that helps underserved industries, jobs and verticals set up employee unions legally and effectively.
09. Problemo. The mother of invention.
A website where people list their legitimate problems and watch responses and updates from design firms and innovation companies that create products for them.
10. Chicken Boots. A line of narrow, knee high shoes for women with skinny bird legs. Fashion for females who flock together.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
How will you turn these ideas into I-dids?
LET ME SUGGEST THIS…
For the list called, “49 Ways to become an Idea Powerhouse,” send an email to me, and you win the list for free!
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That Guy with the Nametag
Author. Speaker. Strategist. Inventor. Filmmaker. Publisher. Songwriter.
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