Sunday, 3 July 2011


I plan on sharing my ideas I've had in the past as well as those that I'm considering now. No, I'm not mad for sharing these because I'm actually looking for people to comment, criticize, guide, mentor, advise, collaborate or even find partners in pushing some of these ideas forward.

For starters, I thought I'd kick-start with some of my own similes/metaphors on ideas as touched on in an earlier post. I will start by quoting from What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World and then share my own:

Ideas are like ______________________________________
because __________________________________________
therefore __________________________________________
  • Ideas are like babies because everyone think theirs is cute, therefore be objective when judging your own ideas ideas 
  • Ideas are like shoes because you need to break them in, therefore take time to evaluate new ideas
  • Ideas are like mirrors because they reflect the local environment, therefore consider changing contexts to get more diverse collections of ideas
  • Ideas are like bubbles because they easily burst, therefore be gentle with them
  • Ideas are like the measles because they are contagious, therefore hang out with other people with ideas if you want to get them yourself
  • Ideas are like spider webs because they are stronger than they appear, therefore don't underestimate them
Now, for my own, not-so-great examples:
  • Ideas are like ice cream because under the slightest heat it melts away into non-existence, therefore be prepared to handle the heat when your ideas come under scrutiny
  • Ideas are like seeds because seeds must be nurtured and cared for to grow into something beautiful, therefore ensure you provide the right environment for your ideas to seed & grow
  • Ideas are like a house of cards or playing Jenga, where the house/tower can fall crashing down by the mere extraction of a seemingly innocuous piece, therefore be very careful in doing your homework or analysis before sharing your idea for scrutiny....