This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Brainstorming is a group creativity technique
by which efforts are made to find a conclusion for a specific problem
by gathering a list of ideas spontaneously contributed by its members. In other words, brainstorming is a situation where a group of
people meet to generate new ideas and solutions around a specific domain
of interest by removing inhibitions. People are able to think more
freely and they suggest many spontaneous new ideas as possible. All the
ideas are noted down and are not criticized and after brainstorming
session the ideas are evaluated.
The term was popularized by Alex Faickney Osborn in the 1953 book Applied Imagination.
Read the detailed description over at Wikipedia here.