Breathing Creative Ideas

Breathing Creative Ideas

I offer a simple rule to make your ideas, buzzes and products creative and in demand. Attach your idea or product to something valuable and your offer becomes valuable. For example, we may love more than a month without eating, almost three days without drinking, and only seconds without breathing. If your offer is linked to breathing then it shall have the seeds of success. I am showing by examples how this simple rule works with breathing-related ideas and solutions. There are other revealed gems in this buzz.

To give one straight example is diving in deep waters requires a scuba tank. You have to breathe correctly so as to preserve oxygen in the tank for the longest period possible and also to get out of water before oxygen depletes. There are other problems too. Now, imagine if you could dive without the need for the tank? How is that possible? It became possible because scientists from the University of Southern Denmark synthesized a material that is so affectionate to oxygen that just one bucketful is enough to remove all of the oxygen in a room. This material value is that it doesn't hold to oxygen as it may oxygen in a controlled manner when it is needed. There is no more of the need to carry a tank being replaced by few grams of this new material. Imagine the potential of this material where it may replace oxygen tanks in hospitals and many other potential applications.

Breathing Creative IdeasYou don't carry a material; you carry a life-saver. We need ideas to absorb and release life as well. The structure of this magical material is a mix of inorganic and organic. It is making two otherwise incompatible materials to be compatible that led to the emergence of the magical material. We need to welcome incompatible ideas and find ways to make the compatible and magic may emerge.

It was not a random walk completely that led to discoveries and by applying similar thinking. But this time it is the emergence of a unique behavior that is amazing. A self-assembling material made from an organic and metallic materials (materials from different domains) proved to have strikingly unique behaviors. The material may absorb gases in huge quantities. When applying pressure so that it may absorb more, it suddenly contracts and releases the absorbed gases. The material breathes like our lungs do. This breathing material, known as DUT-49, is

to absorb toxic gases from the air we breathe.
A breathing idea that makes our breathing healthy is surely a valuable one. Breathing ideas are our lungs for great successes and unexpected ones too.
Forests are the lungs of the earth. Can we see the lungs in operation? Well, thanks to Sara Jacobovici, who drew my attention to this video; you may see the earth breathing in action


""
thumb_up Relevant message Comment
Comments
Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#20
With your comment I am breathing healthily Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. My post of tomorrow shall be dedicated to you

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#18
That is a novel idea debasish majumder. If soil breathes and our bodies are part of it they may breathe too

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
You are spot on CityVP Manjit. Ideas must materialize first to behave like materials and be subject to change and show different behavior if truly resilient. If you would read the two examples I provide in the post it is when these materials became tangible and isolated then they were subject to change by heating them or exposing them to pressure. The anomalous behavior of one material is that because it exhibits molecular changes under pressure that it changes behavior from material-oxygen absorber to material-oxygen releaser. I have no disagreement with you; in fact I am in full agreement. I did years of research on materials and ideas are materials is going to be one of my next buzzes. Truly, you are a great thinker Manjit.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #12

#14
Idea capture is different to idea resilience. There is no value creation even with ideas captured if they are not given the breath of life which is purpose. When these ideas become execution, this is when the winds of change blow - and this is also when we are most likely to encounter opposition. Great ideas survive the journey and thus resilience comes into play, for then there are forces of change acting upon the idea. When ideas become resilient we bring wisdom into this world and this wisdom is the progress of sustainable and lasting change.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #11

#14
Every night we go to sleep and the mind creates dreams. These dreams are quickly forgotten the following day unless they are so vivid that we remember their significance for years. Ideas have the same property as dreams, they arise in expected ways at unexpected moments and the system we use to capture them is the difference between an idea lost and an idea captured.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#13
We call this process as "change management" when we should be focused instead on idea resilience. This is my gem of your comment CityVP Manjit -. Ides are materials and so they have resilience. This gem coupled with the amazing video make me suggest that you add a "Gyms Hive" so that gem extracts be stored in one place, which shall also allow for testing their resilience.

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

5 years ago #9

I see another lesson from the tree video which informs me as to how ideas take root and the importance of ground. In this video it is the winds of change that keep blowing at new ideas and the strength of the ground is just as important, in this video the roots are weak and thus the ideas are buffeted, to the point that the idea does not take hold. We call this process as "change management" when we should be focused instead on idea resilience. Dealing with shaky ground is a wisdom we only relate to when we experience consequence of ignoring this in our organizational design, here a 2 minute earthquake video about Haiti reinforces this resilience both in building design https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RmY4MlFsXc and equally this can be applied to the fortification of ideas. That in turn changes the very nature of people meet and the role of meetings and makes stronger associations between ideas and innovation, and more importantly increasing value creation, of which ideas are material.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Thank you Franci Eugenia Hoffman for your sharing and for extracting two main points of the buzz.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#9
There is a beautiful Video from Nasa showing how the earth breathes because of forests. The video offer explanation of this amazing phenomena. Your comment is a great addition to this explanation and I salute your depth. A great feedback

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Inhaling healthy ideas is as important as exhaling healthy ideas. Attaching your idea or product to something you deem valuable makes it invaluable to yourself as well as others. Nice buzz Ali Anani. Sharing in Ideas Metamorphosis and Metaphor.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Chas Wyatt- your comments brings me back to a the presentation that I find colest to my heart of my all "The music of the wind has a hundred varied notes. It plays on every bush and tree a different harmony,- I experienced this and my reflections are documented here with a video http://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/complexity-thoughts Simply, your comment moved memories and great ones and I am truly thankful to you.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#5
Deb Lange- I had just finished responding to your great comment on my last post and mentioning this one in my response. Your two comments here and the other post are of high sweetness value. You do reflect what was my purpose in publishing them in consequence. Yes, there is no weak and strong idea: Both- they might together lead to unthinkable new ideas. We all all on a discovery journey.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
Professor Christine McKenzie from the University of Southern Denmark. "The material is both a sensor, and a container for oxygen – we can use it to bind, store, and transport oxygen – like solid artificial hemoglobin.". This is the material I described in the post. You ask Sara Jacobovici in your comment "who are the red blood cell carriers of the oxygen, how flexible are the lungs in their ability to expand. You see the link and your reference to blood cells and its linkage to artificial hemoglobin. Sara, you got so many ideas bombarding in my head and I feel the collisions. I see a new post emerging. Thank you and you honor me with your comments and your inspirations.

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

5 years ago #2

Always honored to find my name in one of your works Ali Anani referred to in a comment to your last Buzz, is the breathing shallow? Much to take in Dr. Ali. Thanks again for a provocative piece.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Thank you dear debasish majumder for your appreciative comment

More articles from Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

View blog