Attention creatives: Does your brain frequently serve up ideas, any time, anywhere? Have you already captured thousands of ideas and inspirations? Are they scattered in notebooks, documents or an Evernote database full of thousands of ideas? Do you need a way to organize and evaluate your ideas, to identify those you should implement? This is […]
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 […]
Using hieroglyphics – ancient Egyptian pictographs – for brainstorming is a lateral thinking technique that can help you generate new ideas and insights.
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?
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.
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.
Many of us don’t give questions a second thought. They’re a part of how we gather information from others on a daily basis. But did you realize that asking yourself provocative, thought-provoking questions can be a powerful catalyst for creative problem solving? Here’s how.
Like the rich soil of a farm field in the spring, your brain is waiting to be cultivated to yield a bumper crop of profitable ideas that will help to propel you to a future filled with success and abundance.
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.