Sunday, April 28, 2013

Are you a rational or intuitive problem solver?

For carrying any problem can be done by either adopting rational thinking or with an intuitive thinking process.

According to Brian Tracy, author of "How the best Leaders lead" - "Your entire success as a person and a leader is determined by your ability to solve problems effectively and well. Whatever title is written on your business card, your real job is problem solver"

Rational problem Solving Technique:

Brian Tracy suggests 10 steps for rational problem solving:

1. Define the problem
2. Ask yourself, What else is problematic?
3. Restate the problem in a way that is clear and helpful in solving the problem
4. Determine all possible causes of the problem
5. Determine a variety of possible solutions
6. Decide which solution to try first
7. Assign responsibility for the solution
8. Set a timeline
9. Implement the plan
10. Evaluate the outcome. If the problem isn't solved, go back to the first step.

This is analytic, deliberate, conscious and cyclic process.

In this methodology, it is important to take a decision on a particular solution based on information collected to act upon. If the action doesn't result in a solution, it still helps to gain information that may ultimately lead to a solution

"A weak solution vigorously carried out is usually better than a excellent solution weakly pursued" - By George S Patton, as quoted by Tracy.

The classic example is Bill Gates...who has used the rational style of the problem solving in leading Microsoft.

Intuitive Problem Solving Technique:

It is an automatic thinking process. It can produce "aha" moments for people how prefer it and are familiar with using it. 

The genius of Steve Jobs have been viewed by many and also in his biography by Walter Isaacson as a intuitive problem solver whose success was based on his unique style of thinking. He did different acquisitions, birth of Pixar Animation, birth of Mac and all his "i" inspired products (iTune, iPhone, iPad....) are based on his intuitive vision.

How does intuitive Problem solving work? 

1. Ponder the problem as a question in your mind during a quite routine time, such as before bedtime, on a walk or run, in the shower or when you doing some systemic chore like folding laundry.

2. Leave the question alone - unanalyzed and untouched.

3. Pay attention to dreams and random thoughts so when the answer pops into your mind you will see or hear it. 

4. Seek new experiences, such as starting a new hobby, making a new friend or talking a different route to work.

5. Engage in brief meditation. It enhances the  intuitive problem solving process.

In end up solving it with "eureka" moment either from a gut feeling or in middle of night you will get a vision or just while talking with your close partner/team or by your creativeness feeder.

An example that we all can relate to is "House, MD. (Hugh Laurie)" from the award winning medical fiction TV serial . He is a genius Doctor but does not follow rational path to diagnose and get a solution to a death nearing disease. He exactly follows to above intuitive process mentioned and guides his team through it. It surely seems eccentric to some who believes in book way of figuring out a cause of disease or medication for disease. Instead keeps all solution open on table, focuses intuitive process and thinking out of the box because obvious course of action does not help any how.

"I get anxious about a lot of things, that's the trouble. I get anxious about everything. I just can't stop thinking about things all the time. And here's the really destructive part - it's always retrospective. I waste time thinking of what I should have said or done." -- Hugh Laurie

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I certainly believe in intuitive problem solving technique to get a visionary ideas, solution and breakthrough diagnosis which may not be then possible with rational solving process.

Roopak Desai

- This article has been inspired by Brian Tracy book "How the Best Leaders Lead" and article in Toastmasters International Magazine by Judith C. Tingely, DTM, Ph.D

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Leadership Model

What is the Leadership Process Model?

The Leadership Process Model was developed by Randall B. Dunham and Jon Pierce, and was published in their 1989 book "Managing." You can see our interpretation of the model in figure 1, below. (It has been redrawn this for clarity.)

Figure 1 – The Leadership Process
The Leadership Process
The model shows the relationship between four key factors that contribute to leadership success or failure. These are:
  1. The Leader: This is the person who takes charge, and directs the group's performance.
  2. Followers: These are the people who follow the leader's directions on tasks and projects.
  3. The Context: This is the situation in which the work is performed. For instance, it may be a regular workday, an emergency project, or a challenging, long-term assignment. Context can also cover the physical environment, resources available, and events in the wider organization.
  4. Outcomes: These are the results of the process. Outcomes could be reaching a particular goal, developing a high-quality product, or resolving a customer service issue. They can also include things like improved trust and respect between the leader and followers, or higher team morale.

Key Points

The Leadership Process Model highlights the dynamic and long-term nature of leadership. It shows how your actions and behaviors influence your people, just as their actions and behaviors influence you.
As well as having an awareness of the model, you can also apply lessons from it by doing the following:
  1. Providing regular feedback.
  2. Being aware of actions and reactions.
  3. Leading honestly and ethically.
  4. Leading with the right style.
  5. Assigning tasks consciously and intelligently.
  6. Focusing on relationship development.

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”  - Jim Rohn

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adam

Monday, April 22, 2013

Unlockin the managerial nightmares!!

A popular framework for thinking about a leader’s ‘task versus person’ orientation was developed by Robert Blake and Jane Mouton in the early 1960s. Called the Managerial Grid, or Leadership Grid, it plots the degree of task-centeredness versus person-centeredness and identifies five combinations as distinct leadership styles.

Understanding the Model

The Managerial Grid is based on two behavioral dimensions:
  • Concern for People – This is the degree to which a leader considers the needs of team members, their interests, and areas of personal development when deciding how best to accomplish a task.
  • Concern for Production – This is the degree to which a leader emphasizes concrete objectives, organizational efficiency and high productivity when deciding how best to accomplish a task.
Using the axis to plot leadership ‘concerns for production’ versus ‘concerns for people’, Blake and Mouton defined the following five leadership styles:

"The leader is the one who takes less of the credit and more of the blame"

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Life Ways....

23 years back I went to L.D College of Eng for doing my bachelors in Chem. Eng. We were around class of 50 and around 6 to 8 girls as minority. But that is hardly the point...:-)

Through out 4 years of engineering, I hardly interacted with girls can call me shy or may be too much into studies not to look for beauty around :-). Nevertheless, it were most exciting and fulfilling years of my life. I do have regret for not have to seat a girl on my the Vespa PL 170 which was one of the kind scooter which I loved it. I used to drive it like a rocket and would not trade for anything if given a choice.

Moving on...I did my M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai and my one and half years in powai, mumbai are the most treasured years as of date. The amount of learning by interaction with some awesome young B.Tech fellows, hostel experience, and rigorous learning are some of the highlights of it. Yes..while in IIT I did not make the mistake twice. I had taken my Vespa PL 120 on campus and the backseat was happy to have girl take a ride :-). I still recall the hostel wing water fun fights, sunday mess menu that we awaited every week, eating maggie noodles at midnight and funda of learning with sharing while burning the midnight oil.

After couple of other adventures like going to Phillippines, I came to US for further studies. I am now ingrained in lifestyle of US and love it here. Though miss India especially friends with whom I grew up with and who have been partners while learning and growing.

And after 19 years of leaving L.D engineering , I happen to meet climax of connecting with a classmate with whom I did not exchanged a single word. It is through a common friend A, with whom again I must have hardly interacted but we came to meet each other in L.D Alumni meet last year. This was a trigger that lead to other events which again was not foreseen at all.

Thanks to Face book and social networking that made it possible. I added A as a friend and I happen to click "like" to one of the nice family pictures of A after 6 months since that drew my attention since it was very nice picture will everyone wore bright red dresses. Well, that got attention to someone in India who was a classmate too. She happen remember me by name, not that I was famous among girls :-) ..but yes may be as some one who never bunked classes!!!

Instantly she sent me friend invite. I was taken by surprise since I had no idea who she was. But then though I was intrigued how could I deny a friend's request. So I accepted it. We then happen to exchange notes about having studied together in L.D and she tried to remind me of other girls whom she hanged out with. Still I could not recollect...must be surely disappointing to her. Coincidentally, B who is another classmate put our class photo on internet and that was was a changing factor. She was tagged on the photo and then she asked me if I could now remember her. I still said no...but then I thought hard ring my bells in brain looking at her photo...and light bulb went on!!

I did remember her and instantly mentioned it to her. For me that was no less than Archimedes "Eureka" feeling. And then while exchanging notes some some amazing coincidences....that she is born on the same day, date and year as me. And around same time. How crazy is that?

I still am not able to fathom the fact that we never talked for 4 years of Engineering and got connected in mysterious ways after 19 be a closest friends and found an instant connection and bond between each other. She is C.

"When it is meant to be...It happens...All out of the Blue..And that is destiny!!"

GOD has His mysterious ways...He has created you with a plan…it is up to you how you lead it along the journey and make it into a beautiful masterpiece!!!!

"Treat everyone important and worthy, there are some strengths and qualities in each individual which you can learn from, share with or get help with at the needed time".

"Always keep the open heart and mind when you meet some one on the way, since you never know in which shape and form you will meet some one GOD send and you will be grateful forever"

(p.s: names are fictitious for privacy)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Managing Stress

Thought Awareness, Rational Thinking, and Positive Thinking are simple tools that help you turn the stress around you!!

Key Points

This set of tools helps you to manage and counter the stress of negative thinking.
Thought Awareness helps you identify the negative thinking, unpleasant memories, and misinterpretation of situations that may interfere with your performance and damage your self-confidence. This allows you to deal with them.
Rational Thinking helps you to challenge these negative thoughts and either learn from them, or refute them as incorrect.
You can then use Positive Thinking to create positive affirmations that you can use to counter negative thoughts. These affirmations neutralize negative thoughts and build your self-confidence. You can also use Positive Thinking to find the opportunities that are almost always present, to some degree, in a difficult situation.

Stress is the product of Mindset...Work on changing the Mindset...Positivity...Awareness...automatically stress will be replenished with Joy and happiness!!!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Happiness Project

Who Am I?

Where did I come from?

Where am I going?

Why I am here?

These questions always goes on in our subconscious mind. But just because we are so intertwined in this transaction life that we don't have time to reflect upon it.

There is no quick recipe to know it all and figure out in steps 1, 2 and 3 like the Secret Agent OSO. But YES by following few practices to enlighten ourselves,  you surely can come closer to the self realization. As we know many saints have achieved it ...for example Buddha, Jesus, Mahavir, Sri Sri Ravi Sankar  to name a few.

It is a spiritual journey along with our transactional life which is equally important.

A Sanskrit term used to describe the supreme reality is sat-cit-ananda, which means "existence-knowledge-bliss.

Today I intend to take you through 3 key concepts and practices. This will help you to embark on the journey of self-actualization and transform yourself into positive individual onto path of experiencing bliss 24/7.

Are you ready...Then please tighten your seat belts and flight is ready for a take off.

3 Concepts/Practices:

  1. Meditation and Mindfulness
  2. Building meaningful and extraordinary relationship
  3. Gratefulness

1.       Meditation & Mindfulness (MM) 

It helps in the process of self-realization. It is about living in a moment. Being present 100% in what you do.  Acceptance of things as it is along with accepting your body, sensations, emotions and thoughts.

With meditation and mindfulness (MM), you start realizing your true nature which is loving, caring and joyful. It increases self-awareness.

You start observing the things happening around with detachment and without judgement.

Just because we are in this unyielding race and busy life ...we forget our true nature which prevents us to enjoy simple and pure joyful moments.

Let me share a very simple example:

Tom and Jerry cartoon - When we were child and watched gave us immense joy and happiness. We immersed ourselves into it and enjoyed it. Think of that state of mind? 

It has been researched, studied and documented that MM is an effortless path of achieving that state of mind to help us enjoy each moment dissolving ego to experience pure joy and succeed in whatever we do giving 100%.

"Just be in the present moment, and you will start unleashing the simple moments of joy around you"

2.       Meaningful and extraordinary relationships 

It is about caring for people,  reaching out, providing selfless help, smiling, spreading happiness, being kind.

It feels good to hear someone say "take care" but it feels so much better to hear  someone say "I will take care of you".

Relationship is one of the prime single entity that can help to you make a difference...for you and for other person.

You are in control of it and choose to do more with your meaningful interactions with other person.

Care more...involve more...give more..understand the context and meaning when you do conversation...have deeper feelings....provide extended help that is not asked for

Couple of simple examples that we can use on daily basis:

- When you hold door for person behind you, hold with feeling of caring and awareness of doing kind gesture.
- Smiling or saying Good Morning to the Security Guard when you come to work in morning.
- Wave a thank you when someone allows you to pass by...or let other person pass or turn before you with awareness and intent.

We all are thirsty of spread the luv and will all come back to you...that is the law of universe!!

 I love this saying: "Try to be a rainbow in someones cloud"

3. Gratefulness 

It is about developing attitude of gratitude. Being thankful for what you have. Being grateful for life you have and making the best of it.

We need to be grateful and feel blessed for small things that happen in life. Today is a gift from God - that is why it is called the present.

I am grateful to everyone who has come in my life and to be where I am, how I am and what I am. I am grateful to my parents, my wife, my friends, my family.  I am grateful to breathe the fresh air every morning. I am grateful to wake up with a smile every morning. I am grateful to be grateful.

In conclusion, these three principles have transformed my life. Meditation has been center of these 3 - Mindfulness, Building Meaningful Relationships and Gratefulness.

I am sure it will transform yours too and will make a positive difference in quality of your life.

Let me play this small video that summarizes the core around the Happiness Project.

Pickle Jar

Many times you have to choose to happy...And with that I want to leave you with these words:

“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

I believe in Art of Living and it is the secret key to happiness!!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Meditation and Mindfullness 》Poise 》Success

With meditation and mindfulness (MM) you start realizing your true nature which is loving and caring. It increases self-awareness.

You start observing the things happening around with detachment and without judgement.
This eventually leads to poise and calmness of mind. Thus naturally you are more focused to get things done giving 100%.

It has been researched, studied and documented that MM is effortless path leading to success.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Building meaningful and extraordinary relationships!!

Relationship is one of the prime single entiries that can help to you make a difference...for you and for other person.

You are in control of it and choose to do more with your interactions with other person.

Care more...involve the context and meaning when you do conversation...have deeper feelings...reach out...

We all are thirsty of spread the luv and will all come back to you...that is the law of universe!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Emotional Intelligence --> Perform to Shine!!

Your Emotional Intelligence: The Secret of Being A Star Performer at Work
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Star performers simply do more with what they have – effective skill management, good on-the-job habits and emotional intelligence. Everyone knows about the importance of hard work and effectiveness, but the importance of emotional intelligence has been largely overlooked until now.
Emotions and intelligence are not the same thing!” you may be saying to yourself. We have been taught to think about I.Q. being solely abstract intelligence (verbal and logical) and/or concrete intelligence (spatial and perceptive). The concept of emotional intelligence wasn’t truly respected until the early 1990s.
Emotional intelligence is known by a lot of terms, such as “soft skills,” “interpersonal skills,” “social intelligence” or “good people skills.” Emotional intelligence, essentially, is the practical way that we get along in the world; the way we relate to and understand others and ourselves. This intelligence is often referred to as EQ (emotional quotient), much like the way IQ (intelligence quotient) is to “traditional” intelligence.
There are 5 main elements of emotional intelligence:
  1. Self-Awareness: The talent of gauging and understanding your own emotions is very important to high EQ – by understanding yourself, you also understand others. Self-awareness ultimately allows us insight into why people act the way that they do.
  2. Management of Emotions: Managing and controlling your emotional state is the second most important ability to EQ. If you want to get along in your workplace, controlling your emotions successfully is a key both to getting along well with others and remaining effective under stress.
  3. Self-Motivation: This skill allows you to focus and control your emotions to achieve ends, whether it is success at work or creating strong relationships with others. Motivated workers use their emotions and needs to spur themselves to seize initiative and to fuel their drive to succeed.
  4. Empathy: Empathy is the ability to understand the emotions of others, to “walk a mile in their shoes,” and is at the core of what we often call good `interpersonal skills’.”
  5. Social Skills: We all know these type of people; the popular kids in school, the guy that everyone likes or someone that everyone else wishes they were. Strong social skills are vital to networking and establishing effective relationships with others.

Try some of these strategies developed by experts to increase your “heart smarts” for success in the workplace:
Get to Know Yourself Better
As the saying goes, you can’t love anyone until you love yourself – in the same way, you cannot raise your emotional intelligence with others until you understand your own emotions better. Getting in touch with your own emotions and understanding yourself better is the first step in developing your EQ. Turn your external lens inward; try asking yourself questions, writing, or meditating. Learning more about yourself and the way you react to others can foster higher levels of empathy and emotion management, two core attributes of high EQ.
Get Optimistic
While not necessarily part of emotional intelligence, optimism promotes good EQ habits and is a fantastic tool for raising your emotional quotient. Pessimism inherently sees problems as being pervasive and permanent, while optimism fuels motivation, effective stress coping, self-esteem and facilitates emotional stability. Your positive outlook also will reflect back to your co-workers, helping increase their confidence in turn.
Internalize Success and Externalize Failure
Similar to optimism, confidence is a very empowering part of our success and performance and the things we keep inside directly affect our confidence. We internalize the things that we focus on, so dwelling on failure becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Instead, try to internalize your successes while keeping your shortcomings at arm’s length. When this becomes a natural part of your thinking, you will find that you are more confident, able to readily meet challenges and succeed – confident is as confidence does.
Get Going!
Once you understand and can control the degree of emotions you feel, use your understanding to motivate yourself. Learn which “bones” you can wave in order to get results – are you motivated by personal growth, feeling good about yourself, or being able to go home having nothing to do? Appeal to these more “primal” urges and you will find that it is easier to remain motivated and effective on the job.
Take Control
Initiative is another reflection of high EQ and critical for workplace success as well. Practice your leadership skills by heading up a project or making a presentation when an opportunity arises. Express interest in taking additional responsibility or learning new skills to your manager. Increasing your leadership ability and on-the-job competency not only broadens your skill base, it also brings you into the limelight with leaders and fellow workers alike.
Manage Your Relationships
The old adage, “It is not what you know, it’s who you know” still rings true, but in the workplace it’s a question of “It’s not who you know, it’s how you know them.” Relationships are the beating heart of a workplace and a team; how they work with you will affect the way you work. Ask yourself what could you do to build better, more personable relationships with your co-workers. Don’t think this is brown-nosing; building earnest workplace relationships is both of benefit to you and all those around you, a sure-fire way to better your workplace reputation and increase your team’s efficiency.
In the end, there are no guarantees that increasing your emotional intelligence will make you a star performer – but it will help. Make an effort not only to work better, but also to work better with others at your job, and you have a formula for success. By practicing these methods of EQ, you can create stronger relationships, finally get the recognition you deserve and learn to be a shining example to everyone else of what a star was really meant to be.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Living life with a lifestyle!!

20 Ways To Live Your Life At A Whole New Level | Addicted 2 Success

Secret to Body Language unleashed...

The 10 Commandments of Interpreting Body Language | Empower the Leader in You

You don't need words to understand person's response if you learn to observe and interpret the body langugae.

Lacking Self-Confidence?

Without self confidence...anything and everything has no meaning or value.

 Building self confidence is like building a thing step by step ...brick by brick. It does not happen automatically but with hard work, persistent effort, and self correction.
To build self-confidence the secret is start dressing to look confident, walking with expanded chest & shoulders back and lastly talking with eye contact.
Self Check:

Low Self-Confidence
Doing what you believe to be right, even if others mock or criticize you for it.
Governing your behavior based on what other people think.
Being willing to take risks and go the extra mile to achieve better things.
Staying in your comfort zone, fearing failure and so avoid taking risks.
Admitting your mistakes, and learning from them.
Working hard to cover up mistakes, and hoping that you can fix the problem before anyone notices.
Waiting for others to congratulate you on your accomplishments.
Extolling your own virtues as often as possible to as many people as possible.
Accepting compliments graciously. “Thanks, I really worked hard on that prospectus. I’m pleased you recognize my efforts.”
Dismissing compliments offhandedly. “Oh that prospectus was nothing really, anyone could have done it.”

Key Points

Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, and people who lack it can find it difficult to become successful.
Two main things contribute to self-confidence: self-efficacy and self-esteem. You can develop self-confidence with these three steps:
  1. Prepare for your journey.
  2. Set out on your journey.
  3. Accelerate towards success.
Goal setting is probably the most important activity that you can learn in order to improve your self-confidence.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Enjoying being Dreamer...

5 Lessons on Bringing Your Dream to Life | Tiny Buddha

Dream 》Vision 》Aspiration 》Prespiration》Realization....

FREEDOM Tower...

Profound and Simple Quotes to live by....

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.

An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.

Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.

Make your life a mission - not an intermission.

Make your life a mission-not an intermission.

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion.

By..Arnold Glasgow

Idea & You

1- An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

Oscar Wilde
2- Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced.
Swami Vivekananda
3- An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.
4- Good ideas are common – what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about.
Ashleigh Brilliant
5- Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.
Howard Aiken
6- Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.
Andre Malraux
7- Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.
Napoleon Hill
8- My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
Anais Nin
9- The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret of outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
10- New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can’t be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!
Arthur C. Clarke
11- Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.
Jim Rohn
12- A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. Ideas have endurance without death.
John F. Kennedy
13- You have to have an idea of what you are going to do, but it should be a vague idea.
Pablo Picasso
14- I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.
Albert Einstein
15- Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.
Emile Chartier
16- Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
Nolan Bushnell
17- An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
Arnold H. Glasgow
18- The air is full of ideas. They are knocking you in the head all the time. You only have to know what you want, then forget it, and go about your business. Suddenly, the idea will come through. It was there all the time.
Henry Ford
19- A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Mary Kay Ash
20- Capital isn’t that important in business. Experience isn’t that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas.
Harvey S. Firestone
21- Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
Alfred North Whitehead
22- Human history is, in essence, a history of ideas.
H.G. Wells
23- If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
Albert Einstein
24- An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo
25- Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done right.
Walt Disney
26- Believe in something larger than yourself. . . . Get involved in the big ideas of your time.
Barbara Bush
27- It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men, to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
28- Men are strong only so long as they represent a strong idea. They become powerless when they oppose it.
Sigmund Freud
29- If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
George Bernard Shaw
30- You can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.
Benazir Bhutto
31- A mind that is stretched to a new idea never returns to its original dimension.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
32- An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.
Don Marquis
33- No matter how brilliantly an idea is stated, we will not really be moved unless we have already half thought of it ourselves.
Mignon McLaughlin
34- Having ideas is like having chessmen moving forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
35- The only people in the world who can change things are those who can sell ideas.
Lois Wyse
36- Don’t be afraid of new ideas. Be afraid of old ideas. They keep you where you are and stop you from growing and moving forward. Concentrate on where you want to go, not on what you fear.
Anthony Robbins
37- If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel
38- We think good ideas to death, when we should be acting them to life.
Brian G. Jett
39- The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get old ones out.
Dee Hock
40- Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
John Steinbeck
41- Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
42- Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
Hyman Rickover
43- Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.
Ken Hakuta
44- I had a monumental idea this morning, but I didn’t like it.
Samuel Goldwyn
45- Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt