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Thursday, October 27, 2005 10:27 AM
Slow, big ideas
Curt Rosengren on Creativity

'These people who are always briskly doing something and as busy as waltzing mice, they have little, sharp, staccato ideas, such as: 'I see where I can make an annual cut of $3.47 in my meat budget.' But they have no slow, big ideas.'

- Brenda Ueland


I would venture to say that with our instant gratification culture, we tend to lean toward the little, sharp, staccato ideas. But it's the slow, big ideas that provide direction and a vision to move towards. Without those slow, big ideas, the staccato ideas end up being little more than random bursts of energy. Kind of a hamster wheel effect.

How do you slow down enough to give yourself time to cultivate the slow, big ideas? What helps to raise your focus to the bigger picture?


1 comment

DK - 10/28/2005 5:29:55 AM
I challenge myself every fortnight on my weblog to come up with an idea which links a brand/company and a public sector charity/organisation through a youth project - these are my 'staccato ideas'... they play to the bigger melody that is my 'slow idea' - creating/delivering a unique and specific service/business!

God that sounded like a pitch but wasn't meant to have been...

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