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BIG Ideas Exchange- Idea Stormers

Friday, Jan 11 2013 8:30AM to 11:00AM

David Caldwell
Goodmortgage.com 3325 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28217

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange

Friday, Jan 11, 2012

Location: Goodmortgage.com, 3325 South Tryon Street, 28217

8:30 am to 9:00 am     Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am   Book Discussion

Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register below

Book: “Idea Stormers- How to inspire creative breakthroughs” by Brian Mattimore

Every organization needs a steady supply of fresh, relevant ideas, but managers can’t just lock teams in a room with a mandate to brainstorm and hope for the best. Ideation is both a science and an art, and when group ideation processes are well-designed and well-facilitated, anyone can generate an abundance of creative, implementable options.

This book is for the facilitating leader: that is, anyone in any organization, ranging from the CEO to an assistant brand manager to a department leader, who’s responsible for addressing and solving creative business challenges. You might be facilitating creative groups directly; participating in ideation sessions; managing, training, or hiring facilitators; or promoting the value of ideation within your organization. I’m confident that anyone in any of these roles, whether a novice or seasoned facilitating leader, a beginner or experienced ideator (or somewhere in between), will find valuable tools and inspiration here.

The point of Idea Stormers is to provide a framework and tools for unleashing the creativity of groups. Group ideation processes, when well designed and well facilitated, are capable of generating a host of highly attractive creative options, and occasionally truly breakthrough solutions, to virtually any business challenge. Well-designed innovation processes can make good ideas great and great ideas game changing.

As a reminder, you don’t have to read the book! The facilitators will share the main principles from the book with the group.  David Caldwell will facilitate this stimulating discussion.

For an excerpt of this book, go to:


During this roundtable we'll:

· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth


Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. We are currently looking to fill the 2013 calendar. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month, so pick a month that suits you for 2013! A few of you have suggested books, so please send me an email for the month and book you would like to facilitate.