Creating an Idea Development System

Here’s my process for going from idea to blog post

Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the short-term, but eventually a well-designed system will always win. Having a system is what matters. Committing to the process is what makes the difference.

Draw Inspiration from Others

Good ideas are not conjured out of thin air; they are built out of a collection of existing parts, the composition of which expands over time. The trick to having good ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and try to think big thoughts. The trick is to get more parts on the table.

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Organize Your Ideas

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Filter and Elaborate

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Refine Your Thinking

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Share Your Work

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Follow up and Reflection

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Wrapping up

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Growth at Hugo. Previously data science at Squarespace. Writing here now: https://www.conordewey.com

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