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.
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.
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.
One of the challenges we face when we’re trying to solve problems is that we get stuck in a mental rut, using the same habitual mindset. To help us break out of our well-worn thinking patterns, Mark Levy has developed a valuable set of 10 creative questions in his excellent free report, List-Making as a Tool of Thought Leadership.
Here are 10 don’t-miss resources that will help you kick-start your creativity, leap over roadblocks and generate exceptionally valuable ideas, from my recently-launched Creativity Hacks 2nd Edition e-book.
Do you realize that you are surrounded by ideas and inspiration? Any number of these “triggers” in your daily environment could provide the inspiration you’ve been looking for to solve the challenges you face.
Mind maps are widely viewed as a powerful tool for generating, capturing and organizing your ideas. But very little has been published that explains specifically the myriad of ways in which you can do so. Here is a list that will inspire you to think visually!
Serendipity can be a wonderful, powerful and mysterious phenomenon. Here’s how it works, and how to put it to work for you.