Greek Gang of 3, Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, 2 dimentional approach, Black and white, Pros and cons
Cave Man Thinking, What is this?
The Church, by means of obtaining the truth
Logical Thinking, Taught in Schools, Routeen approach, Ecellent but not good enough
Lateral Thinking, Understanding the logical thread of thought, Moving across these
Parallel thinking, Approaching a situation from the same perspective at the same time, 6 Thinking Hats Parallel Thinking Tool, Edward de Bono, Whether Forecast™ Parallel Thinking Tool, Celia Gates
Critical Thinking, Limiting, Judgemental, Negative
Creative Thinking, the creation of value
Thinking skills can be taught, willingness to accept ideas, willingness to obtain movement from them
Decisions, Pros and Cons, Quadratic Approach, Edward de Bono's 6 Thinking Hats, Celia Gates' Whether Forecast
Procrastination, Indecision, costs more than recovering from the wrong decision, waste time worrying, consume resources without learning anything new
Holistic Thinking, Embracing critical and creative thinking skills simultaneously, stimulating sparks of genius, collaborative communication from a parallel approach, Whether Forecast, Intuitive and easy, Time saving, 45 mins in the hour, Innovation generating
Benefits of Mindmaps, Management, people, projects, Visual dashboard, creating visions, analysing disasters, see big picture easily, drill down details
All 500 of Fortune 500 Companies use mindmaps
How to draw a mind map, start with specific subject in mind, build out the relevance with seperate branches and headings
Slow thoughts down to the point where we can hear them.
Been thinking this way since childhood
Be honest with yourself
What's blocking you?
"I don't know where I'm going"
Will my idea work
What happens when it goes wrong...
From people who have been there before...
What are some of the challenges they are likely to face
How to overcome such challenges
How to generate ideas
How to make these happen
Decisions define destiny
A place to call home
A place to grow
Innovative Companies, Funding, Ways to grow, Structured support
Figure out strategy, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN etc
Global Entrepreneurship Week, 130 Countries around the world
From inspiration to aspiration, Easier, More successful journey
World recession, New Entrepreneurs needed, Critical to building economy
Good news, Understanding how to recognize risks, Getting better at offering genuine support, Education and sharing of knowledge
Mindmapping content and community
Free resource - shared information
Tools to drive innovation
Build a business and keep your life
Often its one or the other
Aligning actions with real vision for the future
British Invention Show, British Invention of the Year Awards
The importance of experimentation
Innovation and Technology drives progress, underpins quality of lifestyle
How do we stimulate more start-up communities?, Policy, Guidance, Field exploded, Evidence based information, Guide more effectively, Measure what works, A lot of experiementation, First do no harm, Global Brainstorm
Too much attention has been given to the importance of capital, Need less now to start-up, seen as a badge of honour to the entrepreneur, need to get smarter about the money game, bootstrap for longer, BOOK: The Lean Start-up
Creation of the firm is a slow iterative process, Not stop/start, Less about mechanical parts, Business plans, Incorporation, A question of figuring out the formula that works, More about the essence of the idea, How do I start solving a problem...
"Building airplanes in flight", demonstrate the quality of the idea, Its a team sport
Create the right environment, Make it easy for people to collaborate, Do entrepreneurs create venture capitalists or do V.C's create entrepreneurs?
not necessarilly made a success yet...
right attitude required
Not knowing what to do next
Not knowing how to do it
Very rarely lack big picture vision
Fear of the unknown, outside their existing expertise, Not Knowing the market, Overcome this by finding people who do know, outside of their understanding, each step offers more unknowns..., "Blindfolded in a tunnel in the dark", vulnerable to "sharks", lured into "dodgey" invention promotion partnership - realize mistake at £16k, vulnerable to loss of ideas, Accept bad advice, Social Media could be an example
Fear of failure
Fear of success, "If I'm too successful I'll never see my family", Can cripple female entrepreneurs
Lack of contacts, Social Media great to overcome this, LinkedIN, Use testimonials, Review sites, Use resource to build testimonials
Lack of credibility
The architect, set the vision
the builder, set the action to make it happen
Focus on end goal and vision
Fundamental Business Skills, Managing Cash flow, Strategic Growth Management
Often doing it alone
"Life is a process of Iteration", There is no "failure", People who get it wrong have not failed, People who give up too early fail, From learning comes growth, Evolution, Move from Biology to Technology, Humans are not evolving to have extra thumbs..., We evolve at a slower rate to technology, Technology is evolving at a different speed., You must follow YOUR journey
Protecting Intellectual Property whilst building a community, Non-disclosure agreement, Still can't talk to too many people, Find inventor Clubs/ Trusting Communities, Your community can improve your idea for you, Talk to them about the problem that their idea solves, Apply for a patent or design rights, Protect your idea, Sometimes its very pertanent to protect with a patent., 1 example is responsible for $1 billion turnover in Malaysia - Patent was essential., Maerogel, Rice Husk Silica, Nasa Aerogel, Sand SIlica, Kane's own designs copies, Other examples copied, Sometimes there is every reason to patent, Digital Audio Player, Fastest selling piece of electrical equipement, Untitled, Technology with worldwide potential, People could steal your idea BUT because they're NOT on the same journey as you it doesn't really matter., Share with as many people as you can, Allow the interaction to develop your ideas, e.g. of fashion desinger flattered by someone "stealing" his idea - T-shirt business, Danger of paranoia about not sharing, People can overrate their own ideas, Tell others and it makes it better, Take a leap of faith, Patents and IP becoming a little old fashioned, No one can steal your vision.
Social Media, Sharing, Twitter all about sharing, 10 x per day, Facebook, 3 x per day, Mind maps BiggerPlate.com, Slow growth, Pulling teeth getting people to upload content, Iterative process, Tipping point with people's willingness to share content, Marketing - social networks, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN, Connecting with like minds, Meet people with similar interests
Success Stories in Supporting
Raising Awareness of Prostate Cancer
Grow a moustache for the month of November
In the lay of the land mindset you are the cartographer, Drawing your own map
Through the other mindsets you are the explorer, Understanding your situation in differnt climates
In this last mindset you are the reporter, summarizing the outcome of the brainstorm
Reporting is an essential thing to do
What do you know I don't know?
Who do you know who I don't know?
What action must I prioritize in order to get to where I really want to go?
Your beleifs influence your decisions tremendously, challenge them from time to time
The importance of being able to generate new Ideas, Value, Iterative evolution
The importance of being able to see problems as fuel with which to further passion and purpose
The importance of lateral thinking tools such as the Whether Forecast, Helping you see the bigger picture, Helping you identify what action to take next
Keep going and have the confidence to try new things, If one thing doesn't work, try another.
Learning from other people
Enjoying the here and now
The need to spend more time thinking about thinking, by means of evolving ideas through an iterative process of taking action
The world needs more lateral and logical thinkers
The idea is of the essence
Primary fears come from not knowing what to do
Success is also battoning down the hatches to "Whether" the Snow and Rain
To overcome such fear, talk to people with more experience or like-minded to you.
Keep taking action even when the pace slows, Maintaining Momentum
Use your community to support you., Prioritize the needs of your clients, Have fun with your brand and message
Time is a measure of change
Rather than manage time. Manage Change
Account for this in baby steps
Appriciate the iterative process, allow ideas to evolve
Often we feel as if we have to do it alone
All have stengths and non-strengths
Have more people in your team
Concentrate on the community
Cross-cultural collaboraton, Communication
Entrepreneurs don't tend to worry about how bad it could get
Have the courage to move forward
Keep it going and watch the "Whether"
Sits beautifully in a mind map format, Most popular mind maps on BiggerPlate.com are 6 think hats, Will see more Whether Maps emerging
Experience the weather all the time, Great metaphore, Intituve and relevant, Very effective, Balanced decisions
Inspiring and Innovative
More information, Buy the book!, Paperback on Lulu, Amazon Kindle
A tool to help people "see" more about themselves and what they're trying to do, Invaluable, Quick, Effective, Confidence, Sense of knowing
Add to IdeaSpace Global as a regular event
Plugin to BiggerPlate Community
You can't see the wind
You see its affects
You can't control the wind
You can only harness it to your advantage
Friends & family, Look at home for your inspiration, Ancestors
Collagues and Peers
Like minded local communities, On line, Off line, British Invention Show... Celia's story
Mentors within reach, Much more accessible, People have a willingness to help, People have a willingness to share ideas, Engage with brains that are greater than your own, Free advisors
More than one community/network, Go to Physical events, Go to Online events, Events NOT relevant to you, Learn from other aspects, Transfer to other areas
Find the stories that support you, Inspiration, Understanding, Energy
Like minded hobbies, Skiing, Cinema, Kite surfing, WIND, Gives wind a whole other meaning
Use peer pressure for focus and motivation, Public deadlines, Shared targets
Build your own community, What do they want?, How may they support you?, Raving fans, Profitable Pioneers
Who are you surrounding yourself with?, Are they telling you you're crazy?, Surround yourself with your raving fans
Global Entrepreneurship Week, Meet like-minded people, Join a community, Take part in an activity, Stop feeling alone, Learn from others, Rough and the smooth, Share stories, transfer knowledge, Restore faith and belief
Global Economic Climate
The Global Brainstorm
Governement, Policy makers
Tax, Create an environement that stimulates investment
how can we batton down the hatches?
Is this wind too strong for us to whether?
Prepare by predicting patterns
7 Steps to Successful Change Management, WHETHER FORECAST BOOK EXTRACT, Reveal Root cause, Generate simple solutions, Create Collective Value Driven Vision, Promote Profitable Pioneers, Disclose broader Mission, Commit to your cause, Hold up Success for applause
Winds Change... do you?
Look towards the horizon in the sun
Look down towards your feet in the rain
The positive power of negative speculation
Notice the leak in the roof
Notice the blocked drains
Understand the potential problems
When somebody I know is in harm.
The rest doesn't really matter
There is a lot to be learned from collecting rain, If you get served lemons make lemonade
Stressed, Overworked, Overwhelemed
Concerned, Unsure about the future
There are opportunities in the rain, rehydrate, refresh, dance in the rain
Failing to take the necessary action
don't know what to do
don't know how to do it
Worth time thinking about what might arise, Pre-plan an answer, Before the solution arises
There is a positive way to think negatively
Understand a potential problem in advance, Remove some of the risks, predict potential outcome, work around them
Sensing the negatives
understanding them, avoid tripping over them
How far is your money going to go?
What resources do you really need?
Favours being asked, Is the goodwill there?, How much arm twisting...?, How far can this go?
Do not allow the problems to surface and surprise you, Be honest with yourself, Know your enemeies, A lack of cash can be an enemy
Talk to other people, Understand what you don't know, Understand where you need expertise, Don't let it fall apart because you can't do it
Most take-overs want to remove the founder, He is not the best CEO, Entrepreneurs are rock and rollers
Knowing the reality, Protect against potential problems, Take precautions from risks
Social Media Trolling, Be careful with privacy settings, Fake profiles
Trip Advisor example, you must face a negative review head on, Be polite, Leave door open for communication, Acknowledge problem publically, Resolve it privately
Ask Gemma for advice, Twitter: @GemLThompson
What's essential to your basic survival
Prioritize your actions clearly
Get rid of the dead wood, A tree sheds its leaves in the snow
Sales and Marketing
Keeping expenses low, snow can come, hibernate and stay alive
Good margin of profitablity
Work hard, Keep energy up so as not to freeze
Some people sit indoord doing nothing
Other people go an play in the snow
Important to keep that sense of fun
Become a lateral thinker
Its your mindset and creativity that can carry you through.
Knowing what you're going to do when it does..., Have fun!
Post euphoric sludge..., that's the hardwork bit when people lose the will
Keep moving forward even if the pace slows
Know where your key areas are - how are you going to get access to these in the snow?
Brand, Worst advice was to change the name to be more serious...??!, Build fun into the brand
Notice the footsteps in the snow, What are the thoughts you've refered to often?
Notice the patterns of movement
Notice the flow of important action
Optimize these processes for accellerated growth
What would you do if you were sitting on a rainbow
If you had superhero powers what would these be and what would you do
There is probably more than one reality
Personal realities, Remove all elements of fear, Storm right in - do it anyway, New technology people don't understand, Other's think you're crazy..., Kane's example of recreating the music industry, The rules are the ones you make as you go along, "I didn't know I couldn't do it", Its ok to be frightened, Do your research, Dobule check your idea is of worth, Strap up and take serious action, "kick ass", Roll sleeves up and push like hell, You can achieve what you aim for if you beleive it.
Are we being a little mad in our thinking?
Give yourself permission to have such outrageous ideas
Allow these to add value in the real world
"Find my own voice"
Project into the future and idealize, self-actualize, Fulfilling Dreams and wishes
"Be in two places at one time", Appriciate the interesting things in the here and now, 2nd me could go to the other place on my behalf
Read people's minds, If I knew exactly what they didn't know..., See confusions and roadblocks before these materilaize, As long as they're not thinking bad things about me!
Step outside my body see myself from other peoples eyes, egotitical, vain, harsh in my approach to people, take on board observations, Improve and grow
Implant "chips" in people, automatically give them what they need, restore childhood imagination before pre-conditioning
Rainbow mindset gives us permission to do so
Connect with people
Unafraid of rejection
Extra confidence and clarity
Actions beyond your comfort zone
Full of vitality
Providing for family
Somewhere nice to run
No financial worries
Beleif in the idea, excited to make it happen
Blind Optimism, Ignorance is bliss
Beleif that its possible
Change the world in a small or large way
What you can bring to others
How you may connect to other people
Significance in a wider world
coming together to share ideas
Big vision, never a problem for the entrepreneur
often lack short term vision, Know about the mansions and million dollars, don't know whether to turn right or left out of front door
Need strategic short term goals, clarify ideas in the near future, taking small baby steps to achieve goals, celebrating small achievements
whilst learning, sharing, growing, contributing... NOT failing
THings are evolving
moving in the right direction
Keen to take on a new idea
Able to conquer a challenge
Knowing on the right track at the right time
The discovery of what's behind a cloud that changes that beleif
The removal of that cloud
using 7 mindsets, The lay of the land, Sun, Wind, Rain, Rainbow, Snow, The Whether Report
A framework from which to derive solutions
A means of mapping Ideas
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