Monday, December 6, 2010

Ideas - don't be afraid to share yours


TED (owned by The Sapling Foundation) fosters the spread of great ideas. It aims to provide a platform for the world's smartest thinkers, greatest visionaries and most-inspiring teachers, so that millions of people can gain a better understanding of the biggest issues faced by the world, and a desire to help create a better future. Core to this goal is a belief that there is no greater force for changing the world than a powerful idea. Consider:
  • An idea can be created out of nothing except an inspired imagination.
  • An idea weighs nothing.
  • It can be transferred across the world at the speed of light for virtually zero cost.
  • And yet an idea, when received by a prepared mind, can have extraordinary impact.
  • It can reshape that mind's view of the world.
  • It can dramatically alter the behavior of the mind's owner.
  • It can cause the mind to pass on the idea to others.
OUR COLLABORATION ACROSS
THE 
INFORMATION DOMINANCE CORPS
IS CAPABLE OF CHANGING THE MANNER IN WHICH 
THE NAVY CONDUCTS  COMBAT AT SEA 
AND PREVENTS WAR.

OPNAV N2/N6 is actively seeking your ideas.  SHARE THEM. Create a better future. It's where you'll spend the rest of your life.

2 comments:

Rubber Ducky said...

Great quote from Brad Hosmer (LTGEN USAF Ret.) when he was president of National Defense University:

"Never be afraid to take risks with ideas!"

Sean Heritage said...

I personally find the TED portal to be the single most valuable forum in my bookmarks (and on my iPod). Much of its appeal and value comes from it being built using a horizontal collaboration model. Our traditional idea sharing methodology continues to be focused vertically. Using TED as a model, NIOC Pensacola is hosting the CTN Collaboration Conference. See below link for details...

http://www.facebook.com/NIOCPensacola?ref=ts#!/note.php?note_id=117792294946696