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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blue-sky thinking

Blue-sky thinking is when people try to find completely new ideas. In an admirable piece of blue-sky thinking, the party has begun attracting supporters from the world of fiction. This meeting will help us do a little blue-sky thinking.
See also: thinking
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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.
People need to know that the Internet isn't just about technology and blue-sky thinking," said Hubbard.
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.
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.
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 whenit comes to future development plans weshould have blue-sky thinking.
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.
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.
We want hands-on people with their feet in the mud, but with blue-sky thinking and lateral capabilities," Bucaille explains.
Do you know your blue-sky thinking from your idea showers?
With a bit of blue-sky thinking, a super-economical three cylinder 999cc engine was developed which is also light and compact enough to make the most of every precious inch.
As a solution, the much-publicised home zone concept aims to eliminate the conflict between road users which our control systems nurture, but again where is the blue-sky thinking promised by our highway designers?
But the strategists behind this great project have found themselves indulging in too much blue-sky thinking and not enough real-world thinking and forgotten to pay the electricity bill.