Solitude can help you be more creative. According to Edward Tufte, the father of data visualization, it’s essential to seeing and perceiving the world around us more clearly – a key to creativity.
Thought experiments are a powerful ideation method used by creative luminaries like Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci to achieve some of their most stunning breakthroughs. Here’s how you can use them.
One of the best ways to advance your career in 2015 is to become more creative. Becoming known as an idea person is an awesome way to differentiate yourself and increase your value to your boss, your organization and anyone else you serve. Here are 10 powerful ways to dramatically increase your creativity in 2015.
We’re living in the Creative Age, where ideas are the coin of the realm. Are you prepared to leverage the opportunities it can bring your way?
If you need new ideas to solve a problem or challenge, you have many brainstorming techniques you can use. But one of the most productive ways is to adapt a solution that has been successful in another industry or market. In other words, you can leverage other peoples’ ideas.
Last week, Evernote announced that it’s developing a new service called Evernote Context that will suggest additional content relevant to the note you’re currently working with. This opens up some powerful new possibilities for creative problem solving.
In Robert Allen Black’s creativity book, Broken Crayons: Break Your Crayons and Draw Outside the Lines, the author shares an intriguing story from the autobiography of Ben Franklin that you can adapt to become more creative.
Did you know that Google isn’t just the world’s most popular and powerful search engine? It’s also an awesome tool for creative problem solving.
Business people, when faced with a challenge, often decide what the problem is, and immediately throw their full weight into solving it. There’s only one problem with that approach: Often, they’re brainstorming solutions for the wrong problem.
Now is the best time in history to cultivate your creativity. I riff off of a Kevin Kelly article, in which he says the most exciting days of internet advancements are ahead of us.