I thought this thread would be a great way to get you to think even further outside the box and stretch your skills. Lets say that a company contacts you because they heard you are good at coming up with new products and they have a short deadline.

You are male and they make purses and woman’s hygiene products or you are female and they want product ideas on mustache trimmers and weedeaters (I know some women use weedeaters, but it is a very small percentage. The same could be said for men and purses. Work with me on this).

The question is where do you start, since these are traditionally areas you may not have any foundation to pull from to get your ideas?
It is a great way to stretch your imagination when you think outside your comfort zone. Plus, looking at an area you know nothing about sometimes gives you a perspective others familiar with that area don’t see.