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12.6.10. Logic: Resources


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Resources are things around you that you can use. It is surprising what resources you can find when you look. Using resources is a part of the logic cloud of rational things you can do while innovating.

Fig. 12.6 The logic cloud

There are many more resources to help you with your invention than you might have realised. Look around you. Reach out and keep asking, ‘How can I use this?’ For example, consider:

  • Things. What things can you use? Look around you. What can you use instead? What can you beg, buy, borrow or steal?
  • People. What people can help you? What skills would they need? What knowledge? What motivation? List the people you know and the ways that they could help. How could you repay their kindness? What could be in it for them?
  • Places. What places can be utilised? Do you need lots of space? Where could you find it? Does the place need to be attractive? Hot? Wet? Who might know of a place to use?
  • Activities. What needs doing? When? Who could do it best? How could it be done cheaply? How could it be eliminated?
  • Information. What information is needed? By whom? For what purpose? How easy is the information to find?

Other parts of the logic cloud are:

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