Analogies

Analogies are everywhere. Take from different fields to increase your perception of your own field.

I recently talked to a company growing and selling in-home hydroponic kits to grow crops in an apartment in the city for example, where most people do not have gardens like in suburbia. Given my experience in the startup world as well as in technology, I thought of their idea for some time and realized that there are quite a few business models that they can go towards, as they had the tech but didn’t know how to progress it into an actual business.

Here’s the list I came up with:

This list came up due to my experience in business and technology, but if I had expertise in other fields, then this list would’ve been different. Learn from different domains and create analogies between them to think of new ideas and combinations of those ideas.

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