Over the years I have regarded Evernote as the ideal idea capture tool. But it was only when I started to dig deeper that I realized how its design and features enable it to support the entire PROCESS of creativity, from investigation and ideation to evaluation and implementation. It’s truly an end-to-end personal brainstorming system! That’s […]
If you’re struggling to tell compelling, memorable business stories, Ron Ploof’s StoryHow Pitchdeck may be just the creative tool you need to upgrade your skills in this important area. For most of us, storytelling isn’t usually one of our strengths – even if we do business writing for a living. We’re used to laying out […]
One of the characteristics that makes us creative as human is our brain’s ability to associate one idea or concept with another. This power of association has been responsible for many creative breakthroughs throughout history. That’s why using words as stimuli is a great way to come up with divergent ideas. One of the most […]
For many years, I’ve been intrigued with the idea of journaling, but I’ve never gotten started on it because I haven’t found a format and system that makes it easy for me. Thanks to a fascinating iPhone and iPad app called Grid Diary, that has changed. Grid Diary solves the problem of writer’s block by […]
One of the best creativity books of the last decade is Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity by Dr. Keith Sawyer. That’s why I was very excited to hear that he has developed a creativity card deck based on his excellent book. The Zig Zag creativity card deck contains 48 techniques and four […]
The new Mosaic and Spark apps from Baron Fig offer a unique set of capabilities for creatives.
Using hieroglyphics – ancient Egyptian pictographs – for brainstorming is a lateral thinking technique that can help you generate new ideas and insights.
John Cleese reflects on the early days of his career, and how he discovered the remarkable power of his subconscious mind to enhance his creativity.
Do you ever get stuck coming up with creative ideas? The Conjure Your Creativity tips card deck from Unstuck.com can help you diagnose what the problem is, reveal tips and strategies to eliminate or side-step the barrier and start taking one bite-sized step at a time toward a creative solution.
Serendipity can often be a pathway to creative breakthroughs. Here are 10 powerful ways to summon it on demand – and increase your creativity.