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We all suffer from a profound case of “Idea Surplus Disorder” at Filament — and we think that’s a good thing. Here are some of those ideas we’d like to share with you.



Monday Morning Meeting #7


Welcome to another Monday Morning Meeting! We're glad you made it.

The Idea:

Looking for a simple framework to help you prioritize ideas in a group strategy session?  Try:  Easy, Hard or Expensive.

Easy ideas are simple and cheap, won't meet much resistance in your organization and don't require lots of approvals, meetings or arm-twistings to implement.

Hard ideas can seem simple or be cheap (in theory) but will also take lots of time, effort or organizational "heavy lifting" to get off the ground despite their relative lack of cost.

Expensive ideas can be either simple or hard but have the added baggage of being costly to pursue and implement.

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The Video:

Something our friends at The Crossing put together on our behalf:

The Book:

I'm just getting started on Whiplash: How to Survive our Faster Future and I'm already hooked.  Authors Joi Ito and Jeff Howe explore nine trends shaping our near-term future and give you a blueprint on how to prepare your organization for them. Well worth your money!

The Quote:

"Those closest to a given technology are least likely to predict its given use." - Joi Ito

The Links:

FreeSound gives you free, downloadable sounds to use in videos, recordings, etc.

Spoon & Tamago showcases what's new, cool and interesting from Japan.

Why Bitcoin is way weirder than normal currency.

Seven Tools for Visual Note Taking

The Weird Ways Designers Play with Building Blocks

See you at next Monday's meeting!