I’ve started playing a little game with myself. The goal is to bring imaginative takes on new ideas, products and trends.
Once a day or week look up the top (or any random) several items on Product Hunt. Try not to use bias in selecting these, and choose a product that is not inherently a fit for what you’re working on.
For each, jot down 3-5 takes on the following prompts:
- How could my current business or product leverage this product?
- What new business or product could leverage this product?
- What new product could be built on or be based entirely on this product?
This is a fun little game to keep yourself sharp and practice drawing new connections. It can be a little silly (How can LiveIntent leverage Glitter?) but that’s also the point. Thinking in unconventional ways is a great way to hone your creative, imaginative skills.