Five minutes

So next time you hear something, or someone, talk about an idea, pitch an idea, or suggest an idea, give it five minutes. Think about it a little bit before pushing back, before saying it’s too hard or it’s too much work. Those things may be true, but there may be another truth in there too: It may be worth it.

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Steve Cottle

I like the idea. I learned one strategy from an improv coach who recommended portions of brainstorming sessions, where every time someone makes a suggestion, others in the room need to come up with three reasons that suggestion is a great idea (no reasons it’s a bad idea allowed!). There will be plenty of time to weed out and dismiss ideas, but this gets everyone thinking about why it could potentially be great idea, even for a short while.

Corey McCarren

I like this, in most cases you’re just dismissed within the first minute. It can be a very frustrating experience. My friend once suggested we build a supercomputer on the Moon to rule society. I brushed it off all the time, but if Newt get’s the Presidency he’ll make it happen, I’m certain of it.