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The Big Book of Brainstorming Games: Quick, Effective Activities That Encourage Out-of-the-Box Thinking, Improve Collaboration, and Spark Great Ideas! by Mike Mulvilhill, Mary Scannell

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4Priming the Pump

I began by tinkering around with some old tunes I knew. Then, just to try something different, I set to putting some music to the rhythm that I used in jerking ice-cream sodas at the Poodle Dog. I fooled around with the tune more and more until at last, lo and behold, I had completed my first piece of finished music.

—Duke Ellington

Bad Ideas Welcome! Part 1

OBJECTIVES

• To overcome the fear of bad ideas

• To maximize the number of ideas generated

• To eliminate people’s tendency to self-edit their ideas

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Group Size

Any

Materials

An everyday item like a coffee cup, mobile device, or shoe; whiteboard or flip chart and markers ...

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