Friday, December 19, 2014

Electric Cars The Future Of Driving

In the past few years, you will see that there has been a significant increase on the demand for electric cars. In fact, more and more people are now considering selling their old gasoline powered car and go electric. And, there are people who are now proud owners and drivers of electric cars.

So, just what is it with electric cars that a lot of people are now buying one for their own and is easily replacing conventional gasoline powered cars?

First of all, you have to consider the electric cars are more expensive than conventional cars. It is also slower and electric cars are also smaller in size compared to conventional gasoline powered cars. And, even though this is the case, a lot of people still prefer electric cars over gasoline powered cars.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Creative Solutions Using What If

For the most creative solutions you need to get your mind looking in new directions. One of the most systematic ways to do this, is with a list of words, primarily adjectives, to create “what if?” scenarios. The process starts with the question, “what if it was…” and then you insert a word from the list. “It” in the question is the problem you’re working on, or the current solution or situation.

Let’s explain the process with an example or two.

Example one: You have is an unpleasant co-worker. You aren’t sure how to deal with him, so you ask about the problem, “What if it was…” and insert from the list “smaller.” How could you make the problem smaller? Spend less time with that person? Get reassigned?

“What if it was… fun?” makes you wonder if being annoying yourself might keep the other person away from you. “Closer” makes you wonder if this person might be nicer to you if they knew you better. You continue down the list and work with each word a bit to get new ideas, which you will look at more analytically later.

Example two: Your house is too crowded because you’re running your business from it. You ask, “What if it was…” and insert from the word list, “smaller.” Your house is already too small, but could the business be smaller? The word “divided” might give you the idea to keep the business in just one part of the house.

Since most words on the list won’t help, you can go through the irrelevant ones quickly. But don’t automatically dismiss them without a few seconds consideration. “What if it was hopeless?” may seem like a useless question, or it may make you realize that you just can’t keep the business in the house any longer. Moving into a rented office might be the most profitable of your creative solutions.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Innovation The Life Blood Of Your Business

If you’re running or managing a business and want it to be around for a long time, you need to spend a good part of your time innovating. That’s because, in a fast-moving world, where people expect things to get better and better, and cheaper and cheaper, innovation is your route to getting ahead of your competition.

Here are 7 ways to put new life blood into your organization through innovation.
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