Archive | Ideas

11 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Wiping Out Cancer

Continuing on the trend of Helpful Humor I’ve been noticing lately, I wanted to share the activity of possibly one of the funniest businesses I’ve had the pleasure to spend my money with — Dollar Shave Club. Still the BEST commercial you’ll never see on television, these guys didn’t quit with a one-hit wonder (technically, […]

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05 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Making Creative Waves

As you may have guessed from some recent blog posts, I’ve spent some time on the west coast during the past couple months and many ideas were spawned by that seaside setting — like this one about creativity and ocean waves. While walking along the beach watching the waves come crashing into rocks and wash […]

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24 February 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Let’s Not “Not Reinvent The Wheel”

Some people go out of their way to “not reinvent the wheel”. “Let’s not reinvent the wheel” is a pretty common phrase in meetings. It’s used as a statement of intent not to over invest in time, labor, money or creativity in order to get something done. But sometime’s it’s worthwhile to reinvent the wheel […]

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05 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

SlideShare Smarts

About five years ago I discovered SlideShare and decided to upload a couple of my older slide presentations along with a version of my book “100-Whats of Creativity“. ¬†Every so often SlideShare sends me an email with a running count of views they’ve received and at one point the SlideShare version of my book earned […]

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04 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Scribbling on napkins

I am a very big fan of scribbling ideas and jotting notes and scrawling diagrams on napkins. Putting the tip of a rollerball pen to a napkin just seems to foster my creative spirit. The napkin is an informal method of sharing an idea or making plans. It usually means you’re in a casual location […]

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03 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

A picture is worth a thousand ideas

I was wandering around some shops at the mall with my fiance this past weekend and ran across the items on the shelf pictured below in a store called Sur la table. How many ideas can you generate from this image? My brain immediately went to a lesson in punctuation that could completely change the […]

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02 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Super Bowl Fadvertising

It used to be that you’d have to wait for the Super Bowl to see Super Bowl ads, now they are released weeks before the actual game. There are websites and on-demand channels dedicated to collecting them and rating them, as well as television news programs and print publications dedicated to covering them as if […]

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01 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Mind Games

Wracking your brain for an idea can be mentally draining (literally!) and physically exhausting (stress and tension can be a real pain in the neck… and back.) Stimuli collected from reading and other research can relieve some of the brain drain, but research can also be tiring (though I find it a bit energizing, too) […]

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30 January 2014 ~ 1 Comment

The reason I called is…

The primary reason salespeople have a problem making cold calls (or reaching out to someone that don’t yet know) is fear of rejection. ¬†That expectation of rejection comes from not having a true sense of purpose in regard to making the call. The salesperson doesn’t have the value they bring to the prospect specifically defined […]

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29 January 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Complete The Connection

If you’ve ever been connected with another person through the unsolicited efforts of a third-party mutual friend, they took a risk in order to put the two of you together. In making the referral, that person extended their own reputation (what each of you thought about him or her individually) in the hopes of creating […]

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