Is It True That Exercise Can Radically Boost Creativity?

You lace up the running shoes and go out for an early morning jog. Halfway through your workout, the crystal-clear solution to that nagging problem you’ve been thinking about for weeks pops into your head like a bolt of lightning. You speed up to get home and write down that creative solution before you lose […]

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Brainstorming for Fun and Profit – 5 Tips for Teams

Today’s economy is not for the weak of heart.  From new media to flexible work hours to diverse workplaces, the business of business has become more complex than it ever was before.   To compete in the ever-changing marketplace, you have to flexible, creative, and daring without forsaking sensible business practices. However, it’s easy to […]

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10 Quotes From Bill Hewlett and David Packard That Every Executive Should Read

Below are 10 quotes from Bill Hewlett and David Packard that I use as a periodic kick in the pants. 1. The greatest success goes to the person who is not afraid to fail in front of even the largest audience. 2. Set out to build a company and make a contribution, not an empire […]

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The 7 Immutable Laws of Innovation – Follow them or risk the consequences

Over the years of being in the innovation space, I’ve discovered a set of laws by trial and error.  Needless to say, I have the scars from the school of hard knocks to validate that these 7 laws of innovation are critical for innovation success. If you violate any one of them, the consequences can be […]

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How to teach kids to be more creative (video)

    With the transition from the information/knowledge economy to the creative economy, it’s more important than ever to make sure our kids are ready to compete in the workforce. The reality is that the schools are not preparing them so it falls on the community (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc) to mentor them. So what […]

How Do You Improve Your Creative Mojo?

Have you ever had the time when everything was clicking? When you came up with the idea that later you wondered where it came from? We all have … and then we search for ways to re-create that moment.

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In sports, athletes come up with all kinds of superstitions to “help” them win games such as not changing their lucky socks or always wearing the same t-shirt. When it comes to innovators, many have created their own set of rituals.