An Idea Factory is a system for generating ideas. Those ideas might be, for example:
- ideas for blog posts
- ideas for new videos
- ideas for podcast episodes
Basically, if you create things, you need ideas. And sometimes you might feel like you don’t have anything to write or talk about. But there are ways to deal with this problem.
I’ve just watched “Building an Idea Factory” where Ali Abdaal and David Perell explain how they find ideas:
The most useful part is around the 50th minute when Ali shows his method. But the whole video is worth watching.
It’s funny when David mentions that it’s rare to find an artist who is also a software engineer because that is such a natural combination of skills to me.