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How My Life Changed In 6 Months Because Of The Idea Machine

The photo below is form last week.

At Arnold Ad Agency Consulting - Claudia Azula Altucher

Speaking at Arnold Worldwide

 

It is a bit dark as James took it with his phone against the light  from the windows in downtown Manhattan… It was a huge conference room.  There were 30 people in a semi circle around me.

Arnold, a huge advertising agency out of Boston (with clients like Progressive, Hershey’s, Santander, etc)  invited me to give a talk about Hispanic culture (17% of the population of the USA is Hispanic), creativity, idea machine, and idea sex.

I know nothing about advertising.

Heck, I know very little about everything!

But I do know about coming up with ideas.… Read the rest

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Jayson and Me: On What It Takes to Become An Idea Machine

Jayson Gaignard is someone you want to know, he is a SUPER connector (as in 2/3 degrees of separation to anyone you can think of).

And today he is interviewing me in on ultra successful podcast “MasterMind Talks” to go over what it takes to Become An Idea Machine — 

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But that is not all…  He is also giving away 9 Free copies of my book to listeners... The show is 20 minutes long

https://soundcloud.com/jayson-gaignard/36-become-an-idea-machine-with-claudia-altucher

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11 Reasons Why Women Need To Become Idea Machines Now

We are at a point in history where we have to stop pretending we are not brilliant beings. 
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We, as women, need to become idea machines, pronto.  
 
The power that comes through it is a gift we owe to the world. 
 
We have to own our talent and admit that we have something to bring to the table. 
 
We are in a magnificent position to affect change in the world in a feminine way.  There is no winning in playing small anymore.

I said that recently at Fei’s podcast

And… Of course….

In true “Idea Machine style”… 

that conversation invited me to elaborate and come up with ten/eleven reasons why it is so important for women (and men, of course) but specifically, in this case, for women, to become idea machines.
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10 Ideas For The Usual: I’m 18 With An Idea For An “App” What Should I Do?

Someone asked this in Clarity.fm and I’ve seen that question everywhere. You know the type? 
I have this great idea for an “app”, what should I do?  — You’ve heard it I am sure…  
That  is why I went “Idea Machine” on it.
Here are my ten ideas:
1.- Get a customer. For your app. Someone that will pay to use it, get their actual money in your hand. (That will show you how good the idea is)
2.- Describe to me what your app does in ONE SENTENCE. One that a 3 year old can understand
3.- Tell me what comes after “because” meaning… I must use your app because….
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Short Video On How To Become An Idea Machine

If you cannot see the video click here.  This is what we talk about:

1) Why Goals Are Not Real:

Once upon a time Richard Branson was stranded in an island, his flight cancelled…

But, he was and still is an “idea machine”

So he found a charter plane, leased it, put a sign up and called it “virgin flight”

He divided the cost per seat –  and filled the plane himself!

 —  He then thought of the NEXT STEP…

He was not thinking “I’m gonna create an airline” (as in a goal) NO!

He was only thinking of the next step!

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