Thinking about Ideas as a System: Ideas as Cost

Ideas are generally thought of as having value, but in fact, ideas only have cost.

About Ideas

Cost of Ideas

Anatomy of an Idea

  • Appearance
  • Attraction
  • Expansion
  • Concretization
  • Investment
  • Implementation
  • Monetization


  • Ideas are cost and nothing but cost
  • Value can be optimally created through implementing the right ideas
  • Ideas can be managed and exploited systematically

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