Are you attempting to generate new product ideas for your next venture? Charles Kettering, American Inventor and holder of over 180 patents once said that, “Inventing is a combination of brains & materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.” What a brilliant statement, but it’s also a daunting one. With all the products in the world, how can anyone hope to crack into the market today? The idea is to generate a wide range of ideas for a new product. The following exercises may help you come up with the next Velcro, Band-Aid or Kleenex that completely transforms the world as we know it.