What do you do when you come to the end of a calendar year as it approaches the start of another one? Do you get caught up in the festive season hype and then, as you roll into the new year, find it all a bit anticlimactic? Or, are you a bit like me and prefer to keep it a quieter, reflective time?
It’s been a while now, but my memory of that grueling 2-day event to identify The Next Big Thing still gets stuck on auto-play in my mind; especially during times when creative thought and implementation magic are required. I’m talking about a two day event that didn’t really unfold so much as it became an avalanche of ideas bouncing around the room while our team feverishly took notes and posted questions to the parking lot. There was no lack of ideas as the project team concluded the event. What happened next? Well – nothing. Maybe if we had acted out the steps Emily Bridson recommends in her article How To Jumpstart Your Next Big Idea my ‘well – nothing’ answer could have been vastly different.