What Happens to the Best Ideas?

We have received a lot of constructive feedback from the launch of Good Ideas. Thanks so much!

Probably the most common question we’ve received is “What happens to the best ideas?” This is a key question. If the answer were “nothing”, then what’s the point?

The goal of Good Ideas is to shine light on best ideas. At this point we plan to build an active community to submit and rank ideas, interview thought leaders in different categories, and launch several ideas competitions. We believe all of these will draw attention to useful ideas. We also know that as the site matures we will be able to tie idea generation to more specific problems and outcomes.

The most important uses of the best ideas, however, will come from users. Just as Flickr doesn’t dictate what happens to highest ranked photos, or Google doesn’t dictate what happens to highest ranked search results, Good Ideas won’t dictate what happens to highest ranked ideas. Good Ideas is a tool, an archive, a community — and users will have the best ideas how to use it creatively and usefully.

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