What is an Idea

What is an Idea?

In accordance to the dictionary an Idea is: a thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action. (ie: plan, scheme, design, proposal, suggestion, action) or the aim or purpose. (ie: He took the job with the idea of getting ahead.


How do people get new ideas?

 “Presumably, the process of creativity, whatever it is, is essentially the same in all its branches and varieties, so that the evolution of a new art form, a new gadget, a new scientific principle, all involve common factors. We are most interested in the “creation” of a new scientific principle or a new application of an old one, but we can be general here.

One way of investigating the problem is to consider the great ideas of the past and see just how they were generated. Unfortunately, the method of generation is never clear even to the “generators” themselves.”

“That is the crucial point that is the rare characteristic that must be found. Once the cross-connection is made, it becomes obvious. Thomas H. Huxley is supposed to have exclaimed after reading On the Origin of Species, “How stupid of me not to have thought of this.”

But why didn’t he think of it? The history of human thought would make it seem that there is difficulty in thinking of an idea even when all the facts are on the table. Making the cross-connection requires a certain daring. It must, for any cross-connection that does not require daring is performed at once by many and develops not as a “new idea,” but as a mere “corollary of an old idea.”

It is only afterward that a new idea seems reasonable. To begin with, it usually seems unreasonable. It seems the height of unreason to suppose the earth was round instead of flat, or that it moved instead of the sun, or that objects required a force to stop them when in motion, instead of a force to keep them moving, and so on.

A person willing to fly in the face of reason, authority, and common sense must be a person of considerable self-assurance. Since he occurs only rarely, he must seem eccentric (in at least that respect) to the rest of us. A person eccentric in one respect is often eccentric in others.

Consequently, the person who is most likely to get new ideas is a person of good background in the field of interest and one who is unconventional in his habits. "(To be a crackpot is not, however, enough in itself.)” Issac Assimov

 So you have a new idea – where do you go from there? What if? You could spend a great deal of time and money looking into it yourself. You could file for a patent even to find out the idea was already patented. Where is it you want to go with this idea? Is the idea brand new or in conjunction with something you are already doing? Do you have a plan or do you wish to develop a plan?

 An idea by itself is just an idea. With proper research done, a proper plan put into place, an initiative started and saw through to completion is an idea worth having. Idea’s is what changes the world when properly executed and 3-IIIs beliefs in idea’s but we belief more in ensuring all data is available to the company, individual, or team to bring forward the idea into a proper executable plan. Let us help you. www.jackomck.com