Edison Principle


The Edison Principle is a creativity technique for idea generation developed by Jens-Uwe Meyer. From 2006 to 2008, Meyer studied the working methods of inventor Thomas Alva Edison, from which he derived the eponymous Edison Principle.

Jens-Uwe Meyer has a relieving message: You don’t have to be a genius to have good ideas! Even Thomas Edison did not shake his numerous inventions out of his sleeve, but worked specifically towards them.

The Edison principle consists of six steps according to which Edison systematically developed his ideas. The book was published by Campus-Verlag in August 2008.

The principle is divided into the following six steps:

The creative person must…
– recognize the chances of success of his idea
– Leave the thinking highway and go new ways
– really look for the inspirations
– Create tension
– organize the ideas and the findings
– and derive the greatest possible benefit from it.

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