Escape the predictable.

Use when you want to make clever, practical, and original use of existing resources.



  • Compelling hacks of existing resources and solutions that might prove easier to execute


Completed Asset Jam Poster
MacGyver Poster (PDF)

Blue tape


Step 1
Introduce the MacGyver Drill.

Step 2
Have each team randomly select three resources from their Asset Jam Poster.

Step 3
Ask the group how many people know who MacGyver is. If there are people who do not know MacGyver, introduce him.

Step 4
Inform Wrong Thinkers that like MacGyver, they have limited resources and can only use the three to solve their challenge.

Step 5
Ask teams to come up with as many solutions as they can using only the three resources they have selected.

A helpful tip:
If you have time, it can add an element of play to blindfold someone from each team before they pull their three assets in front of the group. Have them read the assets they pull off the poster aloud. 


When to use the Drill

How to introduce the Drill

Tips for facilitating the Drill