after the brainstorm

I gave a talk this week on 5 ways to overcome idea killers. Brainjuicer partnered with Deutsch in Los Angeles to put on “Invent Fest”, a thought-provoking day on how we bring ideas to life.

In my talk, I argued that coming up with ideas is relatively easy. The hard work comes after the flip charts are put away at the end of the brainstorm. Too frequently, ideas are watered down in the process of bringing them to life.



  1. Ian Smith says:

    Hi Tom – heard the first third of what was shaping up to be a great talk.

    The Livestream keeps cutting off and re-starting at the beginning for me.

    Do you know of a way to make this available as a download – I’d love to share it with my team but can’t get past the teachnical difficulties of the stream.



  2. tomfishburne says:

    Hi Ian,

    Thanks for letting me know. I haven’t had that problem. Let me see if I can get a copy of the download from Deutsch. Hopefully this is a temporary Livestream glitch. I’ve heard from a dozens others who played it fine over the weekend. Perhaps try watching it directly from the Livestream site: .


  3. A Fan says:

    Great talk – I’m a fan of how you convey a lot of ideas simply, often on topics that are overly complicated by the “experts” or professionals in that field! Well done – looking forward to more inspiration to break out of the mediocre cycle!

  4. Gregor (London) says:

    Hey Tom- how’s it going? Great talk and very inspiring!, even for someone who works with pencils and post-it pads…
    All the best my friend.

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