Why Great Ideas Get Rejected: LDRLB at TEDxOU

Have you ever debuted an exciting new idea to the world only to receive a lukewarm or even highly critical response? You are not alone. In this talk from TEDxOU, I share the mounting evidence shows that we all possess an inherent bias against creativity and the good news that there actually is something we can do about it.

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  1. Steve B says

    Excellent and so truthful, I can’t imagine anyone who has been on the innovative technology business not able to relate!

  2. says

    I found your presentation intriguing and substantive. I think the concept and study of the variance between what we explicitly say vs. what we implicity believe has far reaching implications.

  3. says

    This is a great talk (Thanks Sara C for posting it on Google+). So many roll their eyes at those who attempt something out of the box… it is maddening how many pre-judge and categorize people and ideas and thus reject them.

    • says

      Thanks for the kind words. I like the Map idea, but I think it might be better illustrated as concentric rings with some level of overlap. Not all similar industries have insights, likewise internal/external customers.