Don’t Forget the Sawdust

#FPF – Week 64

Sawdust… Something most would agree is the byproduct of viable creation.  The cast off scraps.

Luftwaffe pilot and inventor Max Himmelheber would beg to differ.  In the early 20th century, Max played a very important role in the “elevation” of sawdust, using it as the base for his biggest creation.  Responding to the scarcity of wood veneers at the time, he combined floor sweepings, wood chips, and ground up off-cuts with glue, high temperature and pressure – to produce the first version ever, of what we know today as particle board.

High temperature and pressure – 2 things we business owners, managers and entrepreneurs know a little something about…

It’s also 2-thirds of your new equation for innovation:

High Temperature + Pressure + Scraps = Your Next Big Idea 

Boom!

The Point?

Your business is producing “scraps” every day.  What scraps in your business can be re-imagined into your next big idea?

Thank you for reading this and enjoy your weekend!