1. Define the problem and solution space.
2. Break the problem down.
3. Make the problem personal.
4. Seek the perspectives of outsiders.
5. Diverge before you converge.
6. Create “idea resumes.”
7. Create a plan to learn."
— MIT researchers identify a 7-step technique for putting ideas to action, an upgrade to the now frequently challenged concept of brainstorming. Complement with this timeless 5-step technique for producing ideas from 1939. (via explore-blog)
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Spending Sunday nights at Union Docs in Brooklyn has proved extremely rewarding. Last week it was all the legal stuff we like to call mumbo jumbo until we’re faced with the mess we’ve made. Last night was as thorough a walk-through of financing documentaries as I’ve ever seen. From the simplest beginnings for the rookie to the most detailed map for the veteran blue chip PBS doc-maker, in two hours it was all crammed in. It gave such a complete overview of years of trekking through the seemingly uncharted territory of the world of doc funding, that I felt I had gained a bird’s eye view of the process that allowed me to see the benefits of all the paths offered.