What's an A-Idea?
An A-Idea is simply a bright idea that came about by appreciative intelligence.
Here's one: Coca-Cola. In the late 1800's, pharmacist Asa Candler saw something unique in a failing headache remedy. He:
• reframed - saw the tonic as a consumer beverage,
• appreciated - focused on the drink's great taste (instead of its worthless pharmaceutical properties)
• envisioned how proving its great taste to hundreds of people could create a wildly successful business.
Already she has blogged about such topics as An A-Idea with Meaning, Vision and Value: Polio Eradication, Another A-Idea: The Airport Queue, and Must We Praise Mediocrity or Failure?. I am betting this blog will be well worth following. Welcome, Carol!