Helping Creative People Create

Photo by SeraphimC When a new creative project starts people typically take two approaches. They will either get working on it right away if they have the time (or are excited by it) or push it off till right before the deadline. Neither strategy will allow you to be at your creative best. Instead I […]

Photo by leedsyorkshire. Post by Carolyn Heacock. You’re clipping along at a pretty good pace. Everything is falling into place. You’re feeling great about your current project and then, suddenly, without any warning, you hit a roadblock. Circumstances beyond your control prevent you from making any more progress. Through no fault of your own, you’re […]

By Chuck Frey Photo by quartermane. Want to become a better creative problem solver? One of the most productive tools you can use to solve problems and generate great ideas is mind mapping software. Simply put, this type of software enables you to capture your ideas in a unique, highly visual way: Your current project […]

If you’ve been to the site recently, you’ll notice that there’s a lot less posting activity with the site. This is partially because I’ve accepted the position as FreelanceSwitch’s editor, and also because I’ve been writing for Smashing Magazine. As I’ve been getting the hang of all the new responsibilities, posting frequency has taken a […]

Photo by dhammza. Sites like Digg, Reddit and Delicious are great for generating ideas. There is no shortage of creative ideas and ways to frame information than what makes to the front page of these sites. Most people think that social media sites are only useful for finding what the latest news is. While that […]

Photo by macropolos Creativity is something that’s not easily contained. In fact, it’s contagious. When creative people start putting their heads together, some amazing things happen. It’s a rare occasion when an incredible idea is solely created by one person. Yet, it can be hard to let go of our ideas. Just as parents with […]

Good friend Jonathan Fields has posted an excellent review on my latest ebook Jump-Start Your Workspace. In fact, Jonathan provides such a great description that I wonder if I could match it. It speaks to not only your physical workspace, but your “psychic” workspace. So, when Stansberry talks about clutter, he starts with your desk, […]

As a serial entrepreneur, I’m addicted to ideas. I feed off of ’em. And nothing makes me more upset than having a great idea… and losing it. Ideas never happen at opportune times, and having the proper idea capture tools can make sure that you’ll capture all your ideas for later processing. The problem with […]

Opening ceremony director Zhang Yimou. (Xinhua/Yin Gang) Anyone who watched the opening ceremonies on Friday night would have been blown away by the absolute detail that went into planning for the Olympics in Beijing. The concept, the design of the stadiums, the incredibly elaborate opening ceremony… all were flawless and beautiful beyond words. The opening […]

Just thought I’d keep you up to date with some projects I’m working on. I’m launching a couple of services this week, and I’d appreciate any feedback from you loyal readers. Here they are! Web Jackalope The first new thing is that I’m starting an online magazine of sorts for Web Developers called Web Jackalope. […]

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