The company-sans-frontieres is reality, thanks to the internet. Would you like access to a flood of new product ideas, for instance? The Big Ideas Group welcomes inventors into its web site and feeds vetted inspirations to corporate clients. BIG has won fair success since 2000 - 25 deals; 25 in development; sales of plush toys above 200,000; 70,000 impulse buys.
The company's methods, as manifested in the web site, its painstaking vetting and its roadshows, can be readily replicated. Inventors get between 10 and 20 minutes to present up to three brainwaves to panels of experts, which assess them. And if there are no marketing, manufacturing or intellectual property complications, thinking and acting BIG might really lead to big results.