As anyone whose done a workshop with us will know, at The Value Engineers we often talk about ‘blue, red and green balls’ as the 3 essential principles for successful innovation: blue-sky creative thinking, thoughtful and considered screening of ideas, and driven implementation of successful concepts.
But it would seem that we don’t have a monopoly on using the blue, red and green balls to bring ideas to life….
On our recent trip to Indonesia, Alex Waters and I found that Jakarta restaurant ‘The Apartment’ had created a set of molecular cocktails called redballs, blueballs and greenballs. If you wanted to taste all three you could try the interestingly named ‘slurp the balls’ – a sampler of each of the red, blue and green molecular concoctions, served in individual Chinese spoons.
Great minds think alike?!