“Whatever happened to IdeaFisher™ software?”

At ThoughtOffice, this is THE question.

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Here’s a little history: My team and I were extremely fortunate to work with Marsh Fisher on his unique and powerful IdeaFisher software program. It was a great application, really opening corporations, consultants and educators to the process of Associative Thinking. Marsh provided innovation, passion and clarity — he was a beacon for many millions of followers.

In 1999 I came to know Marsh as a friend and mentor. He’s absolutely one of the brightest people I have had the opportunity to know. Marsh Fisher and I would go down to the Newport Beach Bay Yacht Club and brainstorm… or to a restaurant near his office. Food and Marsh go well together.

Marsh Fisher taught me so much about how associative thinking REALLY works. How Lateral Thinking inspires ideas you could have never produced on your own. Ideas that start outside of you, blend with your own experiences, then become something totally, uniquely YOU. So what does and ThoughtOffice have to do with Marsh Fisher and IdeaFisher Brainstorming Software?

When IdeaFisher software would no longer launch on the new Windows XP and Mac OS X machines, I was in a conundrum: I’d invested many thousands of hours in the program, and in helping the company progress during the dot-com meltdown. This was more than a potential business I might someday take over. This was a life-work: what I wanted to do to contribute to the world.

Marsh Fisher | IdeaFisher Brainstorming Software So I grabbed some programmers, geeks who had never seen IdeaFisher, and set them to this task: make an easy to use program that taps both on- and off-line databases so people can work through ideas and problems using 6-degrees of separation, aka Associative Thinking.

Here’s where it gets fun: many hundreds of thousands of dollars later, after thousands of lines of code development, our hired-gun software development team found a limitation of their development platform.

Yup.

It couldn’t handle the millions of searches and associative process needed to provide usable results for our brainstorming engine.

So… what to do? Do I quit, throw up my hands and try a different tack? Maybe do something else less passionate with my life?

Nawww. Plus I had employees who love this work as well, and wanted to really make it happen.

So I upped my consulting practice to increase revenue, and lo and behold, a miracle happened: a development team from Austin, Texas happened to have a Mac and Windows development platform… and they were geniuses in creating bulletproof applications.

Marsh Fisher would have been proud. These guys know what they’re doing, and could make the idea even BETTER than what we could have thought up.

How’s that for good news?

So in 2005 we were able to deliver the first working next-generation program to the market, and meet the needs of IBM, Apple, Microsoft, BBDO, Fallon, NASA, Homeland Security, USC, UCI, Berkeley and thousands of other clients.

And, in February 2007 we began delivering the next generation of our technology to you: ThoughtOffice Innovation Software for Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X

There’s a lot more road to cover, and someday we’ll connect with Marsh Fisher again. That man has ideas that would blow your mind. And he’s one of the few people who can croon like Bing Crosby without even trying.

If you’ve used IdeaFisher in the past, you’ll quickly understand how ThoughtOffice works.

But it’s more. Much more.

We’ve loaded it with 11,923,610 words and associations, and over unlimited keyword-tagged image associations to help you develop your ideas. And the Expert Topic Modules (very similar to the QBank modules of IdeaFisher) are loaded with set-ups, questions, images, links and even references. So drilling-down on a particular subject or idea is systematic and progressive.

We’ll share more insights and images of Marsh Fisher, and stories of how he pushed through hundreds of barriers to bring IdeaFisher to life. Without Marsh, the Lateral Thinking and Associative Thinking processes would have never come to light.

ThoughtOffice has a 49-day, 100% guarantee. Your satisfaction totally guaranteed. We’re here to personally help you with the program, and use it effectively to develop lots of great new ideas – faster and more creatively. We’ll help you turn those ideas into valuable products & services, or we’ll update, upgrade, coach or refund to your complete satisfaction.

Get ThoughtOffice Today! See how radically expanded IdeaFisher-style technology has become with ThoughtOffice Innovation Software

 
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