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.
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.
According to Austin Kleon, when you’re creating something, don’t keep it private until launch. Instead, share bits and pieces of it every day.
Random word stimulation can help you access your subconscious mind and the wealth of information it contains to brainstorm original ideas.