P14 Kitchen Chemistry to Mix Up Creativity.

  • This is Richard and I’m glad that you can join us at the Proven, Practical, Profitable Innovation Podcast.
  • This podcast shares innovation best practices from my decades as a leader in the innovation industry and best practices from other major leaders and thinkers in the innovation and creativity business. The sole focus of this podcast is to share best practices that you can immediately use in your business, regardless of the type of business that you’re in, to help you sell more and make more.
  • This specific podcast continues a series with one of the most innovative people in America today – Kari McNamara. In this series of interviews with her, we explore some five very intriguing idea generating exercises. This interview explores a creativity exercise she calls kitchen chemistry. In the second series we dive into some actual case studies with well-known companies where she has been the key external leader.
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  • Kari McNamara has led well over 100 inventing sessions, many of which led to the introduction of products that sold more than $100 million in their first year. In the series on quantum idea generation, talked a lot about how the process with its core elements generates at least 12 times more ideas than range. In this series of podcasts, Kari shares with us some of her favorite specific idea generating exercises that work within quantum idea generation.
  • She absolutely knows how to generate a high level of quality creative and innovative ideas from virtually any group. This is another in a short series on creative idea exercises that can really help you today.
  • So let’s get into our interview with Kari about an idea generating exercise she calls “kitchen chemistry.”

Kitchen Chemistry

  • This is a fun one…especially if your challenge is related to the creation something tangible.
  • Gather items with different tastes, aromas, textures, sizes, delivery methods, etc. They don’t have to be edible – just interesting. I once used room fragrances to inspire fresh thinking in snacking…
  • Start playing. Mix and match. See what you can create – what new tastes, what new experiences, where does it take you?
  • And you don’t have to have the right solution right in front of you. You can say “if this did this and that was more like that, it would be even better!”


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  • I have been fortunate enough to publish six books on a variety of topics – one of those books was also published in China and Germany. My book on innovation is Proven Practical Innovation That Delivers Results. Like these podcasts, it easily and quickly delivers truly proven and practical information you can use to sell more and make more. This book is available at Amazon in paperback and as a Kindle book.
  • Don’t forget if you need more help go to i2ge.com and click on DIY Innovation Training, which is on the menu bar.
  • I am particularly excited about the next podcast because we continue our series on some of the most productive idea generating exercises. The next podcast features a provocative idea generating exercise the challenges us to think bigger than we would normally do. Kari calls this exercise Uncle Money Bags.
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