Anyone can invent or innovate

In Innovation on July 10, 2009 at 8:40 pm

I was talking with my friend Karen today, and she was all: “You know what the government should do instead of giving out cash to stimulate the economy? They should issue gift cards so people can pick their favorite stores. That way, it would encourage even more spending.”

I said: “That’s a brilliant idea, Karen. You should write a letter to President Obama.”

And just like that, an idea is born. It could be an idea that changes the way the government stimulates the economy.

It takes imagination to think: “Hey, what if we gave credits at stores and service providers rather than cash, thus eliminating the possibility that cash is sewn into the mattress instead of spent.”

Who knows? It might not be an idea that gains traction. But it is definitely the kind of idea that stimulates further thought, and sometimes that is just as valuable.

  1. Loved the post. Great thoughts!

  2. What an interesting idea! I love creative thinking – we would all benefit from a lot more creative minds in government and other positions of leadership right now!

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