Five minute inspiration for inventors and innovators

Posted by J Matthew Buchanan at November 12, 2006 04:38 PM

Inventing, as our good friend Bill Meade likes to say, is a process, not an event. So, too, is innovating.  Both can produce some amazing results when the creative juices are flowing.  Unfortunately, though, both inventing and innovating are like other business processes….they’re prone to getting stuck every so often. 

So what do you do when you or your inventive personnel don’t feel much like inventing?  When the innovation machine has come to a screaching halt?

Yell and scream and throw things (an old boss of mine comes to mind…)?

Nah…remember, this is the Web 2.0 world.  Nowadays, you head on over to YouTube, of course.  It is, after all, the Invention of The Year.  That alone should get everyone thinking of invention/innovation fortune and fame.

All kidding aside, there are some wonderfully inspirational clips on YouTube relating to invention and/or innovation.  I did a quick search and scan this weekend, and picked the three clips below as my current favorites. 

Many people just won’t understand these clips.  Some might even stare at the screen a bit funny, with their head cocked to the side like a dog that just doesn’t get it.  But I guarantee that the inventors and innovators of the world will be inspired by each of them.  

It’ll take about five minutes to read this post and watch all three clips.  If you’re one of the crazy ones, feel free to come back whenever you need a little inspiration. 


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