Big Idea Guy

Sunday, March 30, 2008

More of outside

In the quest for ideas, people limit their minds to what they know, when they should think of things they do not know. That's whats makes them ideas, good or bad.

I have a list of many great ideas and it gets longer as I reach for ideas outside of what I do and what I know. When I was younger I thought of putting ads on the front and back of videos, and I was told that it would be illegal because a video could last longer then the ad. ( yet Top Gun when it was released on video had adds on it a few years after I pushed for that idea.) As I found out the hard way good ideas are just that ," IDEAS" to bring them to light you must have lots of other things in line. It is like the definition of luck , it is when opportunity meets preparedness.

I had a lot of great pirate designs for tee shirts just before the first POC movie came out. Yet I did not have the funds or contacts to print and sell the shirts ( I was not willing to trade time and money from my family, btdt) I also made up clever bar signs that could be put together from old scrap lumber and painted to look like the classic English tavern sign. The names like "Sparrows' Nest Inn" " "Bountiful Chest Tavern " " Quick Drop Short Stop Inn " Captain Jacks Tavern" and about twenty more. Good ideas yet T&M not willing to trade. I still write down new ideas that I come up with or hear about all the time like, a green bakery that would use zero carbons to make bread, or a new sub the "torpedo" that could sink Subway. There is chocolate lasagna and having your discount coupons on your cell phone along with canned air ( I have about twenty names for that too.). So I as blog along I will post my ideas and talk about "whatever.." ( that is a quote from Nikita my 17 year old daughter.)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Start and Start Over

Yes it is time to start my blog. I have preached about blogs forever and know how powerful of a tool they can be. So here is a blog about me and who and what I think... Not that anybody is going to be real impressed (I do think some might be) about my blog and my ideas. I just thought that I needed to put into words (most of them spelled right, I hope) all my ideas and thoughts.

To start I must give credit to my best friend Bob Pruitt ( ) telling me about Seth Godin ( that has started me reading Seth's books and reading his blog all the time. This has giving me the push to go ahead and step outside of my box. Like the blog title, zero box ideas, most of my ideas fall outside the norm or way outside the standard box. Just a hint about things to know "Canned Air" and " Cell Shopping Coupons".

In the words of Curly Bill from the movie Tombstone, "Bye!".

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Ideas that need to be out there. Some good, some bad, some crazy. I have ideas on business, life, lyrics, story lines, movies and just silly stuff. I have always had ideas. Not all have worked out for my benefit, but many have been more than successful for others.