#StealThisIdea – Using GIFs For Teaching Our Children

Using GIFS for Teaching. I’m no historian of modern education, but one thing I can say for certain is that the medium of instruction used to teach our children has rapidly changed, and will continue to do so for as long as children are being educated. Gone are the days of encyclopedias, textbooks and pen and paper. In are the days of tablet classrooms, educational apps, AI tutors and Wikipedia - and even that's a little outdated to kids. I believe there’s nothing new under the sun. Any innovation is, in some way, a combination of two pre-existing concepts. Communication + Electricity = Telephone. (Over simplified but indulge me.) Telephones + Radio = Cellphones. (Okay, I think I’m losing my way here, but you get the point.) A brilliant YouTube video, “History of Japan”, opened my eyes to the opportunity that exists to repackage educational content. It takes Japan’s entire [Read more...]

#StealThisIdea – Startup Shuffle

The idea is simple really: A website with one giant shuffle button that, when pressed, will bring up a random and an insanely useful article/resource/tool that any startup founder, employee or switched-on person should know. Directories like StartupStash are incredibly useful too, but you have to know what you're looking for. Sometimes serendipitously stumbling upon a golden nugget of wisdom at the opportune time almost reassures your work. It would feel like fate. Sometimes it's just damn cool to stumble across something useful you otherwise wouldn't know to look for, nevermind know how to find. The same material goes around the same circles - with Startup Shuffle, happenstance brings timeless content back around - often "just when you needed it." Please steal this idea and hit me up to chat about some monetization and marketing ideas.

#StealThisIdea – Travel To Where You’re Rich

For some, the destination of travel is less important than the cost. When I chose to travel to South East Asia, it was mostly because my currency was stronger than theirs and the cost of living was cheaper in their region meaning the 3 month holiday would be comparatively cheap for my currency. I planned the route and activities after this realisation and off I went to have a brilliant time with a very thin wallet. Now imagine a website or app whereby you enter your home country and have it throw out a list of all the countries where it would be comparatively cheaper for you to travel to - taking into consideration the currency and cost of living figures for every country on earth. So, a map of the world would appear: Green countries show where it is cheap for you to travel to. Yellow show where it is about the same cost of traveling as it would be around your own [Read more...]

#StealThisIdea – Morning Routine App

Most people find making a morning routine easy enough but sticking to it near impossible. I wish someone would #StealThisIdea and make an app that would encourage you to stick to your morning routine through automation. You configure your default Morning Routine and have it run every morning. It would be a combination of Workflow (an actions and automation app) and a timer - allowing you to trigger certain apps to open and actions to start at certain times. This is a generic morning routine: Alarm Gratitude Journal Glass of Water Meditate Exercise Shower Breakfast (recipe) Now, the Morning Routine App to keep you productive, on time and accountable in the morning: You set the start time of the Morning Routine App for 6AM. The Morning Routine App begins which triggers your Alarm to go off at 6AM. Once you've switched off your [Read more...]