BIG IDEA In A Few Words

People who do things that others say can't be done are iconoclasts. Five practices to stimulate iconoclastic thinking: 1) Release your inner maverick. You don’t have to be disrespectful to be skeptical. 2) Become disciplined in cultivating creative space. You can’t force a good idea. 3) Go after quality through quantity. Stimulate more ideas; eventually you will get better ideas. 4) Maintain a healthy emotional distance. Separate your ideas from your identity so you can adapt. 5) Turn up the heat in the refining process. The best ideas emerge as raw materials; enlist the help of others to refine them.

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