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Lies and misinformation are rampant on Twitter. There are people making ridiculous claims with zero repercussions. It can't go on, but how can we stop this? In today's episode, we pitch a new business that will begin to set things right, by forcing people who bend the truth to prove it. We'll make normal people compete in the Olympics, that sort of stuff.  We also think about our favourite sandwich shop and wonder if we can apply its fun history to other businesses.If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xo
This is a commerce heavy episode. If you work in retail you're going to want to listen to this one. Shopping is changing and consumers have higher expectations of their supermarket experiences than ever before. In this episode we dive right into the future of buying so get ahead of the curve and feast upon these incredible ideas for overhauling retail.PS. Ted Danson, if you're reading this we'd really love to have you on the show. We LOVE you.If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xo
Andrew is in Bruges (like the film but hopefully with fewer murders) this week so we've got another remote episode and because it's Bruges, which is fancy and full of culture, this is an extremely highbrow episode.We discuss new ways to make money from your bathroom when you're not using it as well as an extremely cutting edge solution to getting caught out when you're desperate. And we also dream up a surprisingly fun app to make sure that you experience a lot of different things when you're on your holidays.If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xo
This episode includes ideas that are mostly for animals. Humans can listen too but seriously, these are premium business ideas for the animal kingdom. We discuss a data platform that for A/B testing and training your humans, we have a quiz that will help you to find your Spirit Human and we dive deep into the wacky world of human jobs to help you find employment in the future.If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside x
Alex dials in from France to pitch two radical new business ideas! Against all odds, we've created the only useful Web 3.0 blockchain app: a way to give animals and trees cute new names! And you know those creepy creeky noises you heard in the middle of the night? Well, we've solved that too!If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside x
Even though they are still on holiday, Andrew and Alex attempt to create innovative, Four-Quadrant content to bring exciting business ideas to the masses. In this short holiday episode we play a quick few rounds of Snake Oil - coming up with ideas to help you escape desert islands, to help vampires stop being attacked by stakes, and to make sure you always have a cape!If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xo
Since Andrew and Alex are heading out on their summer holidays we are here with a shorter (but still just as innovative) episode. This week we play a quick round of the Clickhole game Business Walrus, to come up with some new/exciting/radical/disruptive business ideas! If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xoBusiness Walrus: https://clickhole.com/tag/business-walrus/
What's better when it's hot than having a lovely, cold ice cream? Well, let me tell you, it's more complicated than it looks to make that delicious treat! This week, we read a The Manufacturer article about the Kendal-based ice cream producer Lakes Ice Cream, and how they are trying to become more efficient. Over here in the Brains on the Outside offices, we love ice cream, and we are more than happy to offer them some free innovation consultancy to help them make even more of that tasty, frozen, dessert. If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xoThe Manufacturer: https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/ice-cream-maker-ready-for-summer-rush-after-tech-investment/
Today, we meet Lucy Budge, a particle physics researcher who (in her own words) is 98% of the way to becoming a doctor! Together, we read through a series of New Scientist articles, using them as inspiration for innovative products/ businesses/ services. We find ways to use quantum entanglement to help magicians, and how to recommission the Large Hadron Collider as a very powerful slide.If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xoCan particles really be in two places at the same time?: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2328087-can-particles-really-be-in-two-places-at-the-same-time/Ten years after the Higgs discovery, what now for particle physics?: https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25533930-500-ten-years-after-the-higgs-discovery-what-now-for-particle-physics/
We are back to offer our free consultancy service to solve a timeless problem: how to make queues suck less. Can we make the queues at Disney World better? We don’t know, but we try anyway.Then, we form a new start-up aimed at centaur-ing you with any animal you want!If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xoDisney FastPass: a complicated history: https://youtu.be/9yjZpBq1XBE
This week we read from the premier industry publication for manufacturing, The Manufacturer, and try to help them understand how to stop obsolescence in aerospace. To be totally honest, Andrew isn't quite sure what that means, but we try our best to help anyway. Then, we play a few rounds of Snake Oil which (like our show) is all about coming up with ridiculous business ideas!We want to thank our listener Julie for sending in her excellent business idea: Squash and a Squeeze - a service to make everything worse, so in the end we can help make it a bit better. If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xoArticle: https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/is-additive-manufacturing-the-answer-to-obsolescence-in-aerospace/Snake Oil: https://www.snakeoilgame.com/
Nigel Watson, a real life CIO, joins us for our first ever episode to feature a guest! This weeks jam-packed episode was recorded from Northumbria Water’s Innovation Festival, where we join forces to try stop rats taking over the UK. Then, the incredible musical comedy duo Harry and Chris have contributed a song they have written and performed about rats and their rodenty ways!We would like to thank Laura and Graham for contributing some of their own rat removal ideas as well! If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xo
22. Democracy 2.0

22. Democracy 2.0

2022-07-1124:47

This week we help some brand new listeners with ideas about how to get someone out of the house they are refusing to leave. Our long time listener Helen sends us a fabulous idea of a pen that carries sauces. And finally we wrap up the show by designing Democracy 2. An entirely new and better way to do democracy.If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xo
There are so many streaming services these days but... what if there was one more? A service to beat all other streaming services? Or... maybe there should be loads more? Thousands more? These are the questions at the forefront of our minds in this week's show. We also apply some outside brain thinking to preventing your precious precious staff from getting poached (and not in the cooking way).If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xo
What is the Universal Appeal of Mayonnaise? This week, inspired by an article Hellmann's has written in the food industry magazine The Grocer, we try to find out. Finding innovative, disruptive uses for Mayonnaise, we try to bring Hellmann's a 100% condiments market share. Then, as this is our 20th episode, we decide to go back to our first ever business ideas and discuss how to make every meal as fun as a Muller Corner Yoghurt.The Grocer: https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/whitepapers/masterclass-how-to-capitalise-on-the-universal-appeal-of-mayonnaise/668457.articleIf you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xo
This week we tackle some big business and tech problems, inspired by actual things from our real non-podcasting jobs! How do we get people to get back to the office? And how can you cure an addiction to VR and the Metaverse?This weeks ad comes from an architect who wants to get you on a future episode of Ancient AliensIf you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xo
This week we answer two extremely important questions:What if instead of all those stupid qualifications you seem to need these days you just had a bunch of brownie badges?And how do you protect your precious bird videos from enemy twitchers?This week's ad is for a brand new gig service from TicketMaster!If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xo
Alex imagines a new form of social media: partly the encyclopedia and partly a Scratch and Sniff. We also have two separate listeners contact us about their anxieties around packing, and we really try our best to make them something to help them out.If you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xo
So it seems we really like inventing by dice? We are back this week once again using Atomic Shrimps' Invention Dice! We invent up a way to use trees as a spreadsheet, a novel way of vandalising art, and a portable aquarium!Invention Dice: https://atomicshrimp.com/post/2014/01/20/Invention-DiceIf you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xo
Relentlessly coming up with new business ideas can be hard! Luckily, this week we have some help! In this episode, we use Atomic Shrimps' Invention Dice to create a whole set of products, businesses and services. Each dice in the set has a theme (eg, material, or scale) which decides an element of your product. There are 46,656 different unique combinations the dice can give you - have a listen and see which ones we got!Invention Dice: https://atomicshrimp.com/post/2014/01/20/Invention-DiceIf you have a business problem, ad or idea you'd like us to discuss you can contact us at brainsontheoutside@gmail.com,  www.twitter.com/brainsoutside or www.instagram.com/brainsontheoutsideRate and review us on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts and please, please, please tell your friends!Keep your brains on the outside xo
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