I’ve written many times about the role of inspiration in innovation, and there are lots of sources of both inspiration and innovation. For me, inspiration is so important to innovation that I put inspiration at the center of my Eight I’s of Innovation framework (traducido al español por Vanessa Lopez-De la O). While inspiration is of course important, there are seven other I’s in the Eight I’s framework that help to transform inspiration into income. I came across a video, on Yahoo! Sports of all places, that inspired me. It shows goats engaging in a very unusual behavior with a metal ribbon.
Here’s the video:
The video of the goats’ behavior made me not just stare, but also made me think about several things, including:
What a fun way to play king of the mountain
This is a great demonstration of the importance of flexibility, balance, and perseverance
All athletes need off-season training, maybe this is off-season training for goats
Just about anything will make me laugh (5 million views can’t be wrong)
How long before someone tries to turn a metal ribbon into the next Zumba like craze?
How long will it be before Cirque du Soleil creates a metal ribbon act?
My presidential campaign picked up a lot of steam in 2008, but of course I came up short.
Should I make another run for the presidency in 2012?
If you didn’t know I was a front-running presidential candidate in 2008, check out the video:
SORRY – THIS ISN’T AVAILABLE ANY MORE
(which is too bad because it was very cool)
Of course I am kidding, but I was rifling some through old posts and I came across this video. This campaign was one of my favorite pass along marketing campaigns of 2008. It allows you to embed your name or a friend’s name visually in the video in several spots and send the video to them. I thought it was a lot of fun, and probably money much better spent than if they had bought a commercial on the Super Bowl.
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