Do Ideas

Our thoughts on innovation and doing ideas

27 Mar 2014

Do Ideas: Mandy de Waal- Write a Better Life

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In “Write a better life” Mandy de Waal lets us in on some wisdom she has gained over the years about following your passion and making the changes that need to be made. “If I stayed in a life I loathed I’d eventually die in ‘economy’ class- a life made small by doing what I […]

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20 Mar 2014

Do Ideas: Essential Questions Howard Mann Recommends Asking To Do Ideas

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Author of ‘Your Business Brickyard’ Howard Mann asks 4 key questions when he wants to ‘do’ an idea. 1) What is the best measurable result you want to achieve from this project/ task? 2) Is it directly connected to the purpose/ strategic goals of the business? Howard asks these questions to a) ensure I deliver […]

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27 Feb 2014

Do Ideas: Quick Tips From Heidi Patmore

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   Heidi Patmore reckons  that “getting in touch with your inner control freak” is key to getting ideas done. Here are 3 quick tips to do this from her piece in Do Ideas: -Have an extremely clear view on every single detail. -Define what you want people to think and what you want people to do when they […]

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20 Feb 2014

Do Ideas: Motheo Moleko: The Lands Of How Vs. Why

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Ain’t nothing to it, but to do it, as the saying goes. We all know this, yet we still procrastinate our way through things, adding nothing but more tedium to the task than is ever necessary.  As Motheo Moleko says: ‘You really want the secret to getting it done? There is no secret.’ Motheo’s piece […]

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18 Feb 2014

Do Ideas: Dr Nick Davey On Keeping It Simple

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The best way to go about getting something done the right way is to do it yourself. We’ve all heard this before and we’ve all witnessed first-hand how true it is, but Dr. Nick Davey points out something pretty key to why this statement is so true- If you try something new, you had the […]

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6 Feb 2014

Do Ideas: Ken Packett And The Importance Of Habits

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In his piece in Do Ideas, Ken Packett introduces the importance of forming the right habits. Ken, an engineer, uses the example of an Open Cast Mining Project and highlights the importance of analysing the risks of any project. As Ken says: Even for the smallest idea, make it a mandatory habit to undertake a […]

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30 Jan 2014

Do Ideas: Juana Purchase Hatfield- A Simple Diagram To Help You Do Your Ideas.

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23 Jan 2014

Do Ideas: Fred Roed- Fresh Fish

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The moral of this story is simplicity. The man at the centre of the story- a simple fisherman, the idea- a simple change in a 50 year old system, the business- the manifestation of a simple change in ‘tradition’. This ‘tradition’?…Ok lets start at the beginning. In this article in Do Ideas Fred Roed tells […]

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16 Jan 2014

Do Ideas: Mark De Leiburne’s Secrets For Turning Ideas Into Reality

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  In his piece in Do Ideas Mark De Leiburne shares 3 key insights about turning ideas into reality. It seems to me that it should be common sense that to be an effective project manager you need to keep your finger on the pulse; but I think De Leiburne hits the nail on the […]

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9 Jan 2014

Do Ideas: Shaun Edmeston- The Momentum Of Ideas

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Have you ever watched a ball roll down a hill? It starts slowly and gathers momentum, the same applies to ideas. In “The Momentum of Ideas” a piece in Do Ideas, Shaun Edmeston outlines a 5-point process to follow to ensure that the idea keeps moving.   1. Look- See what is out there and […]

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