Living on the Edge: Ridiculous Ideas and Big Innovation

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Class

Living on the Edge: Ridiculous Ideas and Big Innovation

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive - 10th Floor
Arlington VA 22202

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

What is the secret sauce behind big ideas? Because we live in an age of relentless innovation, without the agility to constantly generate new ideas, we have little chance of surviving in business.

Having a play mindset is the missing puzzle piece to every great discovery and invention. When we were kids we were inspired, happy and whole. Play came naturally. We didn't need a reason to use our imagination. As we grow older, play gets a bad rep - seen as immature, frivolous and ridiculous. Play creates ridiculous ideas and big innovation lives right on the edge of ridiculous.

“Most people think that the opposite of play is work (especially in the corporate world) but the opposite is boredom or even depression.” - Brendan Boyle, IDEO

Takeaways

Students will learn:

  • How to give, take and get permission
  • The art of innovation
  • How to bridge the gap between work and play

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