There are many different ways to solve a problem. Walter Michalski, in his book Six Sigma Navigator, lists and describes 222 problem-solving techniques. One of these is The Circle of Opportunity which is a great tool for generating new ideas based on random associations between words or characteristics of a problem. It is very easy to use - a flip chart and marker is all you need. In the following video I go through how to use this tool and use an example from Michalski's book.