Short introduction to this post: as part of the Innovation Forum in NYC last November, attendees were invited to create conversations around innovation at a 'table' or two in the break area. Each table had a stack of cards on them - with questions designed to get the conversation going. I'm going to share some of those questions, with comments on how effective I think it is in generating innovative thinking, and then...offer some of my own, to which you can offer your comments on how innovative they are.
From the forum under the heading "Light Fare": What's the one word that describes you? [oh please! this is so lame. they've been using this in personality studies and job interviews since the dawn of the last century.]
How about this, instead: What word of this series best applies to your attitude on life - and why? Apple pie, scuba diving, reality TV, touchalicious.
My choice: touchalicious, of course. My attitude on life is to touch it, taste it, and swirl it around in my mouth a bit. The better to decide how much I like it. And, if I don't like it - well, I might spit it out or I might swallow it, and remember NOT to go there again.