Dispelling The Eureka Myth: Big Ideas Take Time And Space | TechCrunch

Here’s an article that does a great job of getting to the point I attempted to raise in my last post. Big ideas aren’t just plucked from the ether (or the crowd). They require an appropriate set of conditions in order to emerge. The key to leveraging the crowd for solutions to wicked problems doesn’t begin and end with posing a problem…

“While there is a demand for big ideas, flawed approaches fail to give space to truly out-of-the-box thinking. We often associate the big idea with a singular moment in time when an ethereal concept lurking in the subconscious finds its way to our conscious mental understanding. It is the “eureka!” moment when scattered pieces coalesce to give birth to an idea. But the “eureka” moment is a myth; big ideas need space to breathe, and develop.”

Dispelling The Eureka Myth: Big Ideas Take Time And Space | TechCrunch.

One response to “Dispelling The Eureka Myth: Big Ideas Take Time And Space | TechCrunch

  1. Edison: “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration. “

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