Ideation Collective is a media company that works to help leaders and creators to find "sparks" for their own innovations.
Our primary method is to directly interview high achievers, authors, in the trenches entrepreneurs and other specialists to find out what patterns of success they've discovered and how the rest of us can implement aspects of their patterns to reach our own goals.
The fundamental concepts for the creation Ideation Collective were trying to combine three main concepts, radical collaboration, liquid networks & remix mashups.
Inspired by Design Thinking classes our founder took at Stanford's “D.School” in Palo Alto and also though 99u at IDEO's NYC office, specifically the concept of Radical Collaboration (described below) the Ideation Collective is our attempt to create a digital version of what Steven Johnson calls a“ liquid network”. Basically a place for good ideas to bump into each other, and hopefully ignite some radical collaboration while recognizing that everything is a remix standing on the shoulders of those who have come before.
The upside of specialization is often achievement, the downside is often group-think, aka “the enemy of innovation”.
Invented by IDEO and taught at Stanford University's D.School, radical collaboration is an element of Design Thinking methodology.