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Aha! 10 Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit and Find Your Great Ideas Creativity is an important part of every career, so for the next few days I am going to focus on some of my favorite creativity books. Aha! is all about freeing up your thinking and allowing yourself to think and act creatively. [...]
A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative One of my perennial recommendations and a book that truly does “whack you on the side of the head” with great ideas on lateral thinking. The whole point is to get to see in new ways and think new thoughts. It [...]
Jump Start Your Brain by Doug Hall and David Wecker Looking for a great selection of tools to “Jump Start Your Brain?” This book is for you. It is full of great ideas on how to come up with…well…great ideas. The wide variety of tools here means that anyone should be able to find one that [...]
The Art of Possibility by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander From Amazon.com… “Presenting twelve breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander’s experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and [...]
Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod Well-known blogger (gapingvoid.com), back-of-business-card cartoonist and advertising copywriter, Hugh MacLeod, leads us through his list of “What I Believe” in his book, Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys to Creativity. Like other books I have read recently, this is what I consider a “real […]
25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer As an auto-didact (or self-learner), any time I can find web sites and resources that help me to learn, I jump at the opportunity, This article from LifeHack.org gives you 25 possible resources to expand your own self-learning. There are sites for learning languages (both foreign and programming), […]
Brainstorming Doesn’t Work; Try This Technique Instead via Fast Company I found that brainstorming within a Google Doc when people are dispersed geographically can yield some similar results to this tip, probably for the same reasons. It is certainly worth trying out the next time you need to generate some new, great, ideas. Brainstorming, in […]
6 Ways Your Brain Tries To Kill Your Ideas And How To Fight Them via Fast Company I have a lot of ideas in my head. And for the most part, that’s where they used to stay. In my head. Where other people couldn’t see them, interact with them or build upon them. Where they […]
Brainstorming Doesn’t Work–Try These Three Alternatives Instead from Fast Company Our brains’ creative flow isn’t time-bound the way the typical brainstorm is. Here are a few ways to shake things up. People aren’t necessarily more creative in groups than alone, or vice versa. In fact, creativity needs both conditions; our performance peaks when we alternate–first […]
I first discovered Richard Feynman years ago when I read his book “Surely, You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman” for a college class. I then went on to read his other book, “What Do You Care What Other People Think?” and almost anything I could find by or about him. His physics quickly left my basic science […]
Innovation isn’t just something that happens once or twice and then is forgotten until it is needed again. Innovation is something we need to do every day and in every way in our life and careers. Here are 7 questions that can reenergize your innovation thinking and help you build the best life, businesses and […]
The One Thing You Need To Do To Become More Creative via Fast Company If you want to become more creative, the answer may lie in becoming more courageous. A new class at USC Annenberg called Improvisational Leadership is encouraging students to step outside of their comfort zones and explore new experiences. “Students fear finding […]
See all the 2017 Gift Guide Entries 10 Do the Work by Steven Pressfield I have read — and re-read — and would highly recommend you do the same. In fact, I am thinking that I will make it (and Pressfield’s earlier book, The War of Art) required reading before I will work with any client. Both […]
See all the 2017 Gift Guide Entries 12 Show Your Work by Auston Leon My reading copy of this book came from the Los Angeles Public Library in eBook format Reading Show Your Work was like listening to my own frequent talks on career topics. Much is exactly the same message I have preached […]
(Re)Reading – Steal like an artist 10 things nobody told you about being creative by Austin Kleon – 1 in a series I’ll be highlighting books that I am reading (or re-reading) on all sorts of topics this year. Today we start with this book on creativity, work, the nature of art and more. Even […]
There is no, one, creativity tool that works for every situation, place or time so it is useful to have a few sites, apps, and books that you can turn to when you need to create and capture your great ideas. This article provides a number of ways to keep your creativity flowing and also […]