Here’s a terrific TEDx Talk by Frans Johansson, which will inspire you to look at how two apparently unrelated things, can create totally unexpected results.
For example, consider what can be created when you combine a bikini with a burqa. Or a termite mound with a multi-story building.
Frans speaks in terms of ‘intersections,’ that place where two unrelated elements overlap. He inspires me to look at pretty much anything, and consider what could be created. Which, if you think about it, many of the best ideas started out this way.
For example, combine a telephone and a computer, you get a digital smartphone. Yet even 20 years ago, the thought of combining these two elements would have seemed absurd, because who would want to carry around a 5kg desk-top computer in their pocket, much less hold it to their mouth and speak into it 🙂
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