Started 4 years ago (2015-01-28T13:00:00Z).
Ended 4 years ago (2015-02-27T13:00:00Z).

Write down 10 ideas every day. About anything. It doesn't matter if they are business ideas, book ideas, ideas for surprising your spouse in bed, ideas for what you should do if you are arrested for shoplifting, ideas for how to make a better tennis racquet, anything you want. The key is that it has to be ten or more.

You want your brain to sweat.

To hurt to come up with more and more ideas. One possibility right now is to list ten ideas that are "too big for me" and what the next steps might be. For instance, one idea might be "launch solar panels into outerspace to more efficiently generate solar power". Another idea might be, "genetically engineer a microbe that sucks the salt out of water". I have no idea if that's even possible. Another idea might be, "within one year I am going to write a book and give away a million copies for free".

The first step would be to write the book. Then maybe I can crowd fund on kickstarter to give the book away for free. OR, I can maybe print up nano-sized copies of the book so that you can only read it with a microscope but it would only cost me a couple of sheets of paper to print up a million copies. And so on. With the solar panels, I can call up SpaceX and see how much it would cost to rent space. For the microbe that desalinates…I have no idea. Can you help me?

You don't ever have to look at these ideas again. The purpose is not to come up with a good idea. The purpose is to have 1000s of ideas over time. To develop the idea muscle and turn it into a machine.

I have appropriated this description from James Altucher who is the inspiration for this streak.

Source: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2012/10/how-to-become...

Recent submissions (6 total)

Day 7! I usually have too many ideas in my head to implement, so feel free to steal some.
My theme for today is a better society.

How can me improve on the European (German) society, so it's fair for everyone.

  1. if you defend your fundamental rights as a citizen in front of the court, the state should pay for lawyers (right now you have few power as citizen against a business with much money and institutes of the state itself)
  2. people who do volunteer work should get financial support by the state - those contribute much to make our society a better place
  3. a fixed percentage of a city district is used to build parks and forests - those filter the air & provide relaxation. A recent study of the British government showed that forests help to live longer and work more productively (shortened lives trough air pollution is sadly a thing)
  4. a city of colors, a city where citizen fill the facades of their houses with art - this can contribute to a more lively, positive environment
  5. implement the concept of "Liquid Democracy" to give the citizen power in decision making processes again
  6. declutter the laws, make them understandable by everyone - in Germany exists a huge amount of laws - even lawyers are unable to look trough and understand all of them
  7. stop managing educational and sanitary institutions as businesses
  8. pay less money for wars, pay more for the society
  9. decrease the hurdles for small businesses, for a flourishing economy
  10. stop valuing the worth of the country by it's GDP and start valuing it by the Social Progress Index - an international standard for rating the quality of society, the quality of living

HOW YOU CAN IMPROVE THE SOCIETY: donate every month to organisations helping to make the world a better place, e.g. the red cross

every little donation helps! Be nice, offer your help without expecting anything in return, fight for the rights of others.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this!

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Day 6! I usually have too many ideas in my head to implement, so feel free to steal some.
My theme for today is apartment.

  1. create table gardens by putting several plants in a larger container
  2. grow herbs right in your kitchen for tastier and healthier meals
  3. with green being the most relaxing color for the eye, hang greenery images as point of rest
  4. put clothes sorted as complete outfit in the cupboard to save time
  5. create a "timetravel" box, where you put in photos, etc. of emotional value
  6. use warm, moody lightening to comfort yourself (this helps being more creative, too)
  7. collect the water of the sink to water your plants
  8. idea box: write your ideas down on notes and drop them into a paper box - when coming up with new ideas look for inspiration there
  9. create a tea brewing spot consisting of a water boiler, with cups and tea in a cupboard above, bonus: grow plants next to it, e.g. mint
  10. create a rest spot with soft pillows, moody lightening and green or brown colors (=balance, rest)

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Day 4! I usually have too many ideas in my head to implement, so feel free to steal some.
My theme for today is blogging.

  1. have a blog format where you answer questions with little doodles
  2. create a bot blogging procedural diary entries from a fictional planet
  3. create a blog where you as writer take the role of a cat, mix in stereotypes
  4. create a blog where you post 10 ideas a day (so meta)
  5. help make the world a better place and blog about local charities
  6. post the faces you find in daily objects (e.g. houses, clouds)
  7. make a blog where you curate sounds and pictures of nature
  8. make a blog where you paint cute faces on tiny objects you photographed
  9. curate images of cozy campfires from around the web
  10. make a webcomic series about tiny, fluffy monsters

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Day 3! I usually have too many ideas in my head to implement, so feel free to steal some.
My theme for today is forest.

  1. make a game where you are a forest ghost protecting the woods from human destruction
  2. hollow out a log and put speakers inside playing nature sounds
  3. create a guerilla initiative for keeping the woods clean of rubbish
  4. a project where you buy ruins in cities, demolish them and turn the area into a city forest (alternatively do this the guerilla way)
  5. create a free game which emotionally connects citizen back to forests
  6. paint street lanterns, so they look like birch trees
  7. build a watch tower in the woods, which looks like a hollow tree
  8. decrease meat consumption, so less area is used to grow food (especially for pigs are large areas needed to grow them food) - turn the areas free again into forests
  9. paint on a dead tree with bioluminiscent paint
  10. plant domestic saplings at places currently turning back into a forest / in commercial forests

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Let's do this! I usually have too many ideas in my head to implement, so feel free to steal some.

My theme for today is moss.

  1. make a game with the graphics consisiting out of macro photos
  2. make a living picture frame filled with moss
  3. make a Twitter bot retweeting moss pictures
  4. create a miniature landscape using moss
  5. establish moss gardens in Europe (common practice in Asia)
  6. create a room where every piece of the wall is moss as art installation (2x2x2m)
  7. use moss for product photography
  8. make a "floating" moss sphere, hanging on a nylon rope
  9. make a book cover out of moss
  10. create a photography where it seems the models finger grows full of moss once she touches it

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