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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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6It’s a Storm, Not a Drizzle

The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas.

—Linus Pauling

Bad Ideas Welcome! Part 2

OBJECTIVES

• To use bad ideas to help the group uncover great ideas

• To clarify which features or elements of your topic should be avoided or eliminated

Images

Group Size

Any

Materials

Pen and paper, or markers and flip chart

Time

15 to 25 minutes

Procedure

Sometimes knowing what you don’t want helps you clarify what you do want. In this fun and revealing exercise, turn your brainstorming topic on its head by coming up with a list of features or qualities that will make it worse. Once you’ve generated a bunch of “bad” ideas, ...

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