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 […]
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.
sing your environment as a source of creative inspiration and recording your ideas are practices that don’t come naturally to most people. Thankfully, Austin Kleon has given us a powerful tool to help us cultivate these important habits of personal creativity- the new Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs.
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.
Albert Einstein said that the problems we face cannot be solved at the level of thinking we were at when we created them. Most of us who hear that quote fail to grasp its significance. It’s not a simple declaration – rather it’s a challenge. It’s actually one of the most profound truths you will ever encounter.
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.
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.