Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Big Idea,

  1. keannu's Avatar
    VIP Member
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea

    • Join Date: Dec 2010
    • Posts: 5,226

    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"?

  2. Moderator
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Jun 2010
    • Posts: 25,709

    Re: Big Idea,

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

Similar Threads

  1. the next big idea
    By StarThatShines in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18-Feb-2011, 17:04
  2. big break? = big success or just a breakthrough?
    By keannu in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-Jan-2011, 20:13
  3. [Idiom] help!big orange Big orange and white buttons reading
    By evangelionmo in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-Feb-2010, 13:06
  4. Big children - big problems
    By Clark in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17-Mar-2009, 14:44
  5. Big children means big problems.
    By Clark in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 14-Oct-2008, 14:25


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts