How to get a PhD in Twenty Tweets
May 24, 2013 § Leave a comment
After two and a bit decades of working at the craft of innovation in technology, I was pulled up one day when one of my brilliant doctoral students asked me “How do you get a good idea?”. As I started to answer, I realised that innovative thinking is something I had learned, slowly and that in truth it could (and should) be taught explicitly.
My first attempt at writing down what I thought the ‘rules’ for innovation resulted in a series of twenty tweets – 10 do’s and 10 don’ts. It seemed like a fun way of keeping to the point, sharing, and seeing what others thought.
My bigger surprise as I embarked on the tweeting was the disdain my senior colleagues had for the social medium. I put my experiences down in a blog at the BMJ, as well as the twenty tweets.
I may return to these and expand, but for now, here is the original blog: