One of the most significant things that defines who we are and what we do are our thought processes, our decisions and our ideas.
Effectively communicating our ideas, and better still, getting our ideas listened to, is both easier and more difficult today than ever. More difficult because there are more people to talk to, more channels to use, and more information to compete with. Easier because of cheap access to a variety of channels, the global reach of new technology, and the advent of mobile communication.
Negotiating the various channels, technologies, and systems can seem mind blowingly complicated, but what is glaringly obvious about successful ideas is how simple they seem once you are aware of them. Twitter, was initially conceived as a way to communicate between a small group of people using SMS, hence the 140 character limit. The simplicity of this idea led to the communications giant we know today which has influenced social democracy in more than one country.
By approaching problems with a child like curiosity, through losing our preconceived ideas, by allowing ourselves to interact intuitively we can develop ideas that can achieve more than we ever intended.
Our own conceptual notions of how things work, defined by our life experiences, get in the way of innovative thinking, yet it is innovation that we need in order to be heard above the chatter.
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One of the most significant things that defines who we are and what we do are our thought processes, our decisions and our ideas. Effectively communicating our ideas, and better still, getting our ideas listened to, is both easier and … Continue reading →