Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How could you adapt old ideas in new ways?

This weeks sparkenation.

Lots of people went to Church last Friday and will today.

And lots of children (indeed adults like me!) will enjoy Easter Eggs today.

Neither of these traditions are original ideas.  My understanding is that Easter, in the various ways we celebrate it, was originally derived from Eostre or Ostara, a pre-Christian Germanic/Anglo-Saxon goddess. Some scholars have described her as the goddess of dawn and rebirth.  Early Christians simply adapted the idea.  And chocolate makers and retailers have done likewise.

How could you adapt old ideas in new ways?

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+ may be the big 4 of social media.  They were not the first.  They have simply adapted someone else’s idea.

How could you adapt old ideas in new ways?

There is no copyright on ideas.  It is right to acknowledge your source/s.

There are many ways to view a diamond.  How could you take a diamond and show a different facet of it?  (This is an idea I first learned from Matt Church).  

How could you adapt old ideas in new ways?

Be the difference you want to see in the world.
Ian

"The magic of discovery lies not in new landscapes but in having new eyes."
Marcel Proust

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