I think I’ve read it elsewhere on the Internet (so it must be true) when you absorb a lot of input your sub-conscious sort of chews on it for a while and then spits out new ideas. My written-word sensory input comes from a lot of places but my latest source that I thought I’d call out is springwise.com. They collate new business ideas from all over the place and email them out either daily or weekly. I’m showing mercy to my overloaded inbox, so I opt for weekly.
One of the things I like is the ideas aren’t just the latest iPhone app or web 2.0 site (is that still cool?). This throws in something new for my over-worked sub-conscious mind to ponder. Left to my own devices, I tend to focus on “e-ideas” a little too heavily and don’t consider the wider world and its problems. Last email there was a vertical spiral thing for growing a veggie garden in space-constrained areas. I could almost see myself putting a couple of these in, if I ever wanted to put down my iPhone.