Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Episode 7 - Don't Be An Idea Thief with Jeffrey Davis

Episode 7 - Don't Be An Idea Thief with Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey Davis is a creativity consultant who helps connect his clients to what really matters. He is a writer and the author of the book entitled The Journey from the Center to the Page. He also has had several essays, articles, and short stories appear in both print and on the web publications all over the world. He sits down with Charlie Gilkey to talk about ideas and how to honor the people who inspire you.  

Key Takeaways:

2:15 – We're always swimming in new ideas and sometimes we accidentally take it from someone else.  

7:10 – What is a signature idea? 

15:07 – Danny Brown pointed out how an advertising agency stole an independent video's premise and ideas without any attribution. 

20:10 – Both Jeffery and Charlie talk about the degrees of attribution. 

26:55 – People don't want to reference their competitors, but when you do, you are operating from a point of generosity versus a hoarding mentality. 

31:10 - Maria Popova actually created a standard on how to properly attribute content creators and she was called an elitist for it. 

37:25 – Being generous with your ideas actually helps you with your book marketing. 

41:15 – Jeffery read a great Forbes article about how to steal ideas ethnically. Charlie chimes in on this as well.  

43:25 – We  have signature ideas that can not be stolen. 

Mentioned In This Episode:

Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson

Here Comes Everybody by Clay Shirky

Ecstasy of Influence by Jonathan Lethem 

After the Ecstasy, the Laundry by Jack Kornfield

Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.