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What do creative thinkers struggle with?

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Mar 28, 2021
What is an important problem that professional creative thinkers face? Can we come up with tools/solutions that solve this problem for them?

The creation of the open brainstorming platform is based on the hypothesis that focused collective ideation gives rise to an emergent property - creative superpower. Focusing our collective creativity on one problem at a time should increase our efficiency at solving hard problems. This should put humanity on a faster path to making our technologies catch up with our ambitions.

According to Shreyas Doshi's twitter thread people would not use a new product unless it:
  1. solves a problem for them
  2. the problem is important enough
  3. the problem is solved in the most efficient way
Before such a brainstorming platform can be useful to humanity at large it needs to be maximally useful to individual ideators. Fun doesn't hurt either:)

What is an important problem that such a platform could solve for creative people? How would the platform solve it?

[1]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergence

[2]https://brainstorming.com/about

[3]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Exink__U8AA1R1U?format=png&name=large

[4]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Exinmv2U4AAg3UQ?format=png&name=large

[5]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExihYLfUcAEUj3G?format=png&name=large

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How do I make money selling my ideas?

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Dragan Otasevic
Dragan Otasevic Mar 28, 2021
A sub-problem that needs to be addressed first is: How can I sell my idea without it being stolen? This could be solved by the marketplace for ideas proposal.
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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni21 days ago
To add to it, another related problem, when you want to earn by selling ideas, is to recognize the point when the idea can be made public. If you are too early, someone else can come with a ground-breaking upgrade and steal your thunder. If you are too late, either a parallel or a better version of the solution can be available increasing the competition or putting you out of business. On the other hand, if you don't make it public, you don't receive much feedback and the improvement may halt/ slow down.
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic21 days ago
Shubhankar Kulkarni To solve this I would suggest a quote "Share your ideas, not your plans". I wrote a blog post elaborating on this train of thought - https://darkosavic.com/make-your-idea-notebook-public/
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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni21 days ago
Darko Savic Half of the ideators struggle at the execution part. Even though their ideas are great, they don't know the next steps or cannot do them right. External help is needed here, too. Even though the idea is licensed, an upgrade on the idea is not. The upgrade would have been easy and the original ideator could have thought of it in a few days. But since the ideator made the idea public too early, someone else thought of the upgrade faster and posted it. The upgrade, although easy to conceive, might be extremely helpful, and therefore, heavily applauded.

Where do I find creative people to brainstorm with?

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Mar 28, 2021
Problem: I would love to bounce my ideas off of some smart people and brainstorm on how to make them work. Where do I find ideators to brainstorm with?

The need for guidance from an expert to save time on virgin research

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Mar 31, 2021
Problem: When a non-expert sets out to explore a new field a lot of time is spent sub-optimally before the high signal, low noise information is discovered. Initial guidance from an expert (or a few) would cut down the path to discovery.
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Deru Xu
Deru Xu15 days ago
I very much agree with your point of view. Exploring new areas not only requires professional knowledge guidance, but also requires fast and efficient collision of ideas, which comes from the exchanges of many creative people.

Sometimes creativity stalls. How do I get it going again?

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Mar 28, 2021
Problem: How can a creative person get good ideas flowing after they have stalled?

Some of these solutions could be made into online tools

The need for Instant, high-quality feedback

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Mar 28, 2021
Problem: I'm trying to iterate on my idea. How do I get fast, high-quality feedback in sufficient numbers that I can draw conclusions based on it?

This could be the solution. A feature where the asker pledges a bounty and asks for feedback. Everyone who provides feedback of sufficient quality gets a share of the total bounty payout. The asker gets as much feedback as is needed and paid for.
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Dragan Otasevic
Dragan Otasevic16 days ago
Can we come up with any other incentives that would make people want to provide high-quality, constructive feedback without being paid to do so?
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Darko Savic
Darko Savic24 days ago
As talked about in this tweet https://twitter.com/JamesClear/status/1325619143354314753?s=20, how do you know if your idea is good? High-quality feedback in sufficient numbers would solve this.

Finding the right buyer for your idea

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Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni Mar 31, 2021
If a creative thinker wants to earn, they need the right buyer. A right buyer is the one who faces the problem that the idea solves, and therefore, knows the worth of the solution. They may be futurists and may not need the solution but can still buy it and bring it to reality. A platform like this will help individuals meet potential buyers. Bounties will also provide options to the buyers to collaborate with/ buy from. It is basically a win-win.

Have a good idea but no funds/skills to make it happen

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Apr 06, 2021
I see this problem pop up often on Quora. People say they have amazing ideas but lack the necessary skills, funding (or both) to bring them to life.

Solutions that come up in quora answers are:
  • Learn.
  • Hustle. Develop the necessary skills.
  • Find a partner or put together a team of people with the necessary skills.
  • There are 3rd party services that develop consumer products based on your idea and give you a percentage cut on products/license sold
  • Create a prototype and do crowdsourcing (kickstarter, indiegogo, etc)
How could this problem be solved better?

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