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When Ideas Go BAD!

TV Hat, a baseball cap with an elongated peak from which hangs a “personal private theater”. It is a head-mounted blackout tent into which you drop your portable media player, wherein you can watch movies in the glare of the midday sun, or in bed next to your smiling spouse. It costs $30, and includes a 2.5x magnification screen.

Obviously someone thought this was a good idea to manufacture and market - but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that this is a dumb idea.  First of all it looks like a feed bag, and who in their right mind would wear this in public (or private for that matter).  

Like marketing the latest gadget, ministry is also filled with ideas that look good on paper, but once implemented become dismal failures.  Although it is OK to risk, try and be willing to fail - it is also important to create ideas that will really work.

One way to guard against implementing awful ideas is to get other people's feedback and objective opinions - particularly people who aren't close to the issue, ministry or church.

Do you have someone outside your organization that you can go to in order to bounce your ideas off of - so that you don't fall in the trap of producing a new and fresh idea that will go terribly bad?


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