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    Big Idea,

    A detailed examination of the world's greatest inventions highlights the perpetuation of the myth about the instant Big Idea, masking the reality of the incremental process at work.
    Ask who invented the steam engine, and you will most likely get the answer of James Watt, with the image of the young James sitting in his mother's kitchen being inspired by watching a kettle boil.

    Why is "Big Idea" capitalized? What does it mean? "a very grand idea" or "silly idea"?

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    Re: Big Idea,

    Read this thread whilst you're waiting to see if any of our members have a better way of explaining it.

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