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Haikus for the Soul (the Innovative Soul that is) PART II

Posted by David Culton on September 24, 2010

Good morning to you!

Sincere apologies for not having these posted on Monday like I had previously written. I've been in Chicago all week for an Invention Session and am now just finding time (and creative juices) to deliver you the rest of my haikus. I believe we left off last Friday on Steps 1, 2 & 3, and while it was my plan to add a few each day this week, you've waited long enough so without further adieu here are Steps 4-11:


Step 4: Select and Summarize Theme or Direction

The client's time has come-
To choose for newness, appeal;
Never mind feasible.

Step 5: Ways and Means

They reached, found absurd:
To give a pig wings,
we could-
We should run with this.

Step 6: Summarize Beginning Idea

Idea is shaping,
Proverbial fog lifting.
"I am thinking of..."

cherry blossom

Step 7: Open-Minded Evaluation

To start with pluses,
Then I.D. the elephants-
  name of this game.




Step 8: Overcome Key Issues 

 Black and blue, we fight-
Show-stoppers are put to rest.
Move forward we shall.

Step 9: Restate the Idea

Through the blood, sweat, tears-
Perhaps a new theme emerged?
Now we're cooking.

Step 10: Next Steps

Steps 1, 2, 3-
The real planning begins now.
Prep for dirty hands.

Step 11: Repeat

Yay, Step 11!
Are we done yet? Maybe not.
Back to 4* we go. 

(*Or 6)

Well, that's all from me for now. Next week I'll be in Ohio then ending my week in NYC for a Creative Thinking session with a very "wild" client. Have a great weekend!

- By Amanda Hines, Associate Business Innovationist, @amandaehines

Topics: Amanda Hines, critical ideation skills, creative thinking, breakthrough innovation, creative problem solving skills, creative thinking skills, developmental thinking