blue-sky thinking


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blue-sky thinking

Thinking that is not limited to commonly accepted norms or beliefs. Everyone said Einstein was a fool when he was growing up, but his blue-sky thinking led to some of the greatest scientific advances of his time.
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A product of the creative studio Qurios - founded in Hartlepool by husband and wife team Neil and Diane Bushnell - and Newcastle's Dean Films, NE31 stars in a ten-minute digital fusion of comedy and blue-sky thinking designed to excite even the driest industrialist to speculate on what the year 2109 may hold.
However, others believe that when it comes to future development plans we should have blue-sky thinking.
Blue-sky thinking on RFID is all very well, but unless you can get a payback from a project within 18 months, don't waste your money, says a new research paper from PA Consulting.
Warwick Conferences, the training and conference centre at Warwick University in Coventry, indulged in some blue-sky thinking and decided to hold the meeting up on a roof during National Meetings Week.
People need to know that the Internet isn't just about technology and blue-sky thinking," said Hubbard.
Do you know your blue-sky thinking from your idea showers?
If this is what amounts to blue-sky thinking from the US domestic carriers, they are misguided, misinformed and mismanaged -- a combination which results in second-class service for every passenger who uses their services.
Yes, it's a bit blue-sky thinking but I think it could take off - after all, people are happy to snack on Parma ham.
After some blue-sky thinking, brain dumping and thinking outside the box, author Richard Havers managed to get his ducks in a row and used a text-oriented approach to convey his message.
However, others believe that whenit comes to future development plans weshould have blue-sky thinking.
Mather Avenue medical centre partner Dr Frank Hargreaves said it was at the blue-sky thinking stage and added that each of the three practices would keep its identity in the new building.
The present vocabulary of the City Slacker includes terms such as footprint (sales area), low-hanging fruit (easily achieved), quick win, out of the box (unexpected ideas), blue-sky thinking (ideas unrestricted by convention) and pushing out the envelope (going as far as possible).
It's normal in these areas of blue-sky thinking for there to be documents put forward by a number of people - we encourage it, we're not parochial about the development of thought around these new areas.
We want hands-on people with their feet in the mud, but with blue-sky thinking and lateral capabilities," Bucaille explains.
THERE'S been a lot of blue-sky thinking since we aunched our Cardiff City ans' blue shirt vote in partnership with the supporters' trust.