P17 Musical Chairs Unlocks Innovation.

  • This is Richard and I want to welcome you to the Proven, Practical, Profitable Innovation Podcast. As always, I greatly appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to listen to this podcast. My promise is that in every podcast I do my best to share information that will help you in your business – any business and at any time.
  • As you know by now, this podcast shares the very best practices available today for you to be successfully innovative and creative. I draw from my decades working in and with both very large and small businesses. As an innovation entrepreneur I’ve been hired by major corporations and small businesses to help them become much more innovative.
  • This podcast concludes our idea generating exercise 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 musical chairs. In the second series we dive into some actual case studies with well-known companies where she has been the key external leader.
  • If you have a need to make your business or your life more innovative, at Innovate2Grow Experts we offer a complete portfolio of training so that you can do it yourself. For example, we can help you develop and fine tune creative idea generation for any need at any time so that you get at least 12 times more ideas than brainstorming.
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  • Please be sure to listen to the end of this podcast where I give you an exciting preview of future podcasts.
  • 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. 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 “musical chairs.”

Musical Chairs

  • Make a list of the leaders or people you admire most.
  • Pick a strong personality – someone who has achieved something you want to achieve.
  • Write down all the things you admire about them.
  • List at least 10 people.
  • Randomly pick one, and ask yourself how your business or product line would change if that person were in charge. What would they do differently? What would they change?


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  • One of my six books is Proven Practical Innovation That Delivers Results. This very low-cost book is available at Amazon in paperback and has a Kindle book. Is truly packed with lots of practical help.
  • A preview of the next podcast. CASE STUDIES?
  • Thank you very much for your time and I look forward to reconnecting with you soon. Please have a great day.


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