I’m Bored!!

Boredom is key to subconscious serendipity that leads to creativity

Why are we so afraid of being bored — to have that time of stillness? We feel compelled to fill that silence with something. We fill it with screen time or with emails or with phone calls or cat videos. Those moments of silence can be unnerving, but our brains need that solitude for the […]

The 5 Most Common Myths of Creativity

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Even with all of the articles, columns and blog posts on innovation, the fact that the myths of creativity still exist is astounding.  Below is the list of the 5 most common myths of creativity that I attempt to dispel whenever I’m giving a speech or innovation workshop. The 5 Myths of Creativity are: 1) I’m […]

Don’t hang your need for innovation on the false hope of serendipity

  In a recent survey of senior executives, 91% say that innovation is very important or highly important to the success of the organization.  At the same time, only 37% of those same executives say they have confidence in their process/methodology for innovation.  In the 7 Immutable Laws of Innovation, the law of process says: […]