The one-word action plan for being more creative: “THINK.” The two-word action plan for being more creative: “Think MORE.” The three-word action plan for being more creative: “Think More DEEPLY.” . .
A lightbulb moment is when information that has been floating around in your head finally combines and takes on a distinctive shape. It solidifies into a concept so solid that you’d swear you could take hold of it in your heads and pull it from your mind into the physical world. It’s the proverbial “A-HA! moment” You may […]
Awhile back I wrote my prediction that your next big network would be small — limited to your favorite and most meaningful five connections. I’ve received feedback from others and had conversations at conferences on the subject, and many people agree. I’ve also noticed several other indicators online since then (I should be keeping better […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Selling banner impressions has always been anathema to me. Banners are either boring or obnoxious, usually have unengaging messages, and link to worthless homepages rather than helpful landing pages. From an Advertising or Media company standpoint, banners are not wholly profitable because the CPM (cost per thousand) market price keeps falling, while their effectiveness as […]