Where do great ideas come from?

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Where do great ideas come from?

iluvmen
iluvmen

20 yo business administration majors
just kidding

hairygrape
hairygrape

Salespeople

Get it out of your head that great ideas come from anywhere. Even science and academia is all about standing on the shoulders of giants. There might be a novel approach or a new proof, but Einstien didn't just shit relativity out of thin air.
In business even more so. Your not going to get anywhere in life trying to come up with great ideas. Sure, tell everyone your mediocre idea is brilliant, but them put the real effort into excecution. Great ideas are the oldest meme there is.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@hairygrape
Great ideas are the oldest meme there is.
said on a website, posted from a computer, using electricity, to transfer language, to a screen atop my desk connected to another screen.

likme
likme

@Garbage Can Lid
Psychedelics

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

straight out of your own ass

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Garbage Can Lid
From the heart

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@likme

ayyyyye, you woke brah!

WebTool
WebTool

@Garbage Can Lid

frogposters

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Garbage Can Lid
write down your dreams

eventually you will be able to have lucid dreams and remember them

whichever is your deepest spiritual belief; ask the central figure of that belief for inventions (mine is will)

profit

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@Garbage Can Lid
I'd say mostly from doing something you're interested in. usually you will encounter limitations in the tools you use or think about new ways of doing something - and since you're interested enough in the topic at hands you will know the quality criteria needed to make your idea worthwhile for other people feeling the same pain on a daily basis. this will give you and your idea an edge. the only thing left is knowing how to realise your idea, which is a great reason to be interested in lots of things, because that way you have tools at hand to prototype or realise your ideas yourself. ... generally speaking ...

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

leisure

@likme
this aswell

Soft_member
Soft_member

@LuckyDusty
Is that true?

Not OP but I can lucid dream often.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

Encountering a need for something. Do something, find a gap that exists, and then work out how to solve it. The better knowledge you have of a field, the easier it is to create a bridge for that great idea.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

An very high knowledge of a field + Using this knowledge to solve a problem

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@CodeBuns
lol, I should have read previous replies first.

This guy gets it.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@LuckyDusty
I always do this when I first wake up, then later on in the day I read it and forget everything.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Crazy_Nice
@CodeBuns
@BunnyJinx
@GoogleCat
/thread

There ye go, OP. Now get out there and innovate.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

alot of great ideas come are just a solution to a problem.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Spamalot
When radio transmission was originally discovered it was thrown aside as an interesting phenomena with little application. It wasn't until someone could market it properly that it was realised how useful it was.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@Garbage Can Lid
brain farts

@kizzmybutt
he's not kidding on this one

Lunatick
Lunatick

@BunnyJinx
oh yea, im sure there was no military applications for radio transmission, and even if there was, who would want a military contract attached to their patent ?

idontknow
idontknow

@Lunatick

The military applications need to be marketed to the military for them to pursue it. If nobody is marketing a product and demonstrating the value then people won't suddenly buy it.

Marketing is about arousing curiosity and educating your audience about the benefits a product will bring you. You'd be surprised how many smart people suck at this.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@idontknow
i know you think you are right , but you are wrong.

u can market a peice of dog shit all u want. but thats not gonna turn it into gold.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@Garbage Can Lid
Great emotions

Emberfire
Emberfire

@idontknow
on the flip side, a game changer product, with a secured patent, practically markets itself seeing as how every investor in there right mind is gonna be marketing pitching and bidding war for a peice of your pie.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Methnerd
no that guy but...
You don't have to sell the dog shit as dog shit. Sell it as one part of a fertilization product.
His point still stands.

likme
likme

@Garbage Can Lid
Usually you can just pull them out of your ass. If executed well, any idea will become successful. As long as there is originality in it and it isn't an imitation of something that already exists. This is why nothing good ever comes out of china. They're only capable of copying our ideas and executing them poorly at that.

Methshot
Methshot

@Lord_Tryzalot
yea u talk just like a marketing major .
have fun selling dog shit.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Garbage Can Lid
Life itself, if you don't live it then you'll never find something you want to change.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

long walks through nature.

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