I recently completed the module on “Achieving innovation through inspiration” as part of the “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program” from #stanforduniversity

Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley take you through a range of techniques that you would need to seek inspiration, drive perspiration and turn unknowns into radically new products and services.

In this course, you will learn:
— Simple techniques like “thinking out of the box”
— Applying strategies to keep building your “innovation funnel”
— Analogical reasoning
— Collaborate effectively with the team to generate ideas that will drive innovation

A key takeaway for me was on “Analogical reasoning”. Made me think as to “how often do I look for inspiration beyond my functional areas to find an innovative idea to solve a problem?”

I will highly recommend this course if you want to enhance your innovative thinking mindset.