Helping Creative People Create

Photo by windy sydney Feeling a little stuck today getting started? Maybe you’re spending too much time doing one (or more) or these: organizing testing preparing collecting analyzing measuring thinking tweaking practicing assessing questioning experimenting even brainstorming While all of these things have their merits (and should be done at some point), they’re usually the […]

Breakfast and goal planning. It’s currently 7am on the day after Christmas. The restaurant I’m currently eating breakfast at has decided to shut down because of the continued snow fall that has rocked the Midwest both yesterday and today. It’s nasty out here. We did get a white Christmas though, which doesn’t happen very often. […]

Image by MacQ As I’ve written before, I love sharing ideas, and think it’s a crucial aspect of developing a project. Yet oftentimes the people I share ideas with don’t like or understand them. They’ll let me know quickly if the idea is a stinker. But there are a few occasions when my friends won’t […]

One of the key ingredients of creativity and innovation is failure. In order to be creative, people have to be willing to take risks and–to use the analogy of a painter–use bright and bold colors instead of creating dull, bland, and “safe” paintings. If you want to discover inspired ideas you have to accept that […]

Photo by ideacreamanuelaPps I’m going to level with you: I’ve got nothing to write today. Not a single thing. So why are you still reading? You’re probably thinking that I’m going to turn this into a lesson of some sort, but that’s just the thing: I can’t. Because I can’t think of a single thing […]

Photo by zanzibar This is the first in a series of posts that showcase things I’ve learned during my recent honeymoon travels. My new wife and I decided to go on a Caribbean cruise for our honeymoon, and with the help of the most knowledgeable traveler I know, we booked an amazing week-long cruise. Lynn […]

So, I’ve been going through some incredible life changes lately. A few weeks back I got married and went on a honeymoon cruise. Last week both my new bride and I started brand new jobs. On top of everything, my wife has been moving into my already “cozy” apartment. It’s a odd/surreal/incredible time right now. […]

Photo by Matt McGee I was fortunate to catch a U2 show last weekend in Oklahoma. The tickets were a present from a groomsmen for my wedding. Aside from my love for the amazing band, it still never ceases to amaze me how timeless they’ve made themselves. Over the past 30+ years, U2 has created […]

Susan NYC How much time do you spend on Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites? It’s estimated that Robert Scoble spent over 2,555 hours on Friendfeed and Twitter in 2008, which is way more than a normal full-time job (2,000 hours). Photo by Thomas Hawk Robert has essentially worked a full-time job with overtime […]

Photo by Twm™ Robots are wonderful machines. There are times like today where I look at all that has to be done and wish I could flip a switch and turn into a robot. I could fly through all that I have to do, in less than a fraction of the time. How? With my […]

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