Blog

I write regular articles about creativity and creative people here. This is where you can find my archive of pieces on other subjects as well

Repeatable, Replicatable Creativity

Sometimes, almost out of nowhere, you come up with a great idea, a unique solution or a fantastic insight. And you ask yourself, why can’t I do that all the time? As a writer and a poet, this was indeed a question that I asked myself because it seemed extremely...

Personal Creativity in 3 Steps

I just want to help people be more creative. There’s a massive need for it and every second article I read about skills claims it is the top skill in demand for the future. But if I use the word creativity, everyone’s brains default to thinking about Art. Art is not...

Everyday Creativity

I work in a lot of different places and one of the ongoing challenges I face is getting materials printed. Is it just me, or do Wi-Fi printers give way more trouble than there are worth? Luckily nowadays I can improvise between trying to install the machine on my...

6-Month Company Update

January 2018, I started with the launch of Creativity Training. From my work and personal experience, I had realised that this is a skill which is massively under-rated and sorely needed in the 21st century. Problem is, people either resist that idea, or they have no...

What Do You Know?

I don't remember where or when I first heard it, but the saying, ‘A little knowledge is a dangerous thing' has stuck in my head ever since that moment. It has a cousin, ‘I know just enough to be dangerous…’ In the world we live in today, both of these random thoughts...

Where Is YOUR Creative Community?

I gave a short talk at the Hackers & Founders MeetUp here in Amsterdam on Thursday 2 August. It seemed a bit weird to talk about creativity to a room full of people who start new businesses and create hacks and fixes for a living. As a result, I thought I’d focus on...

See Differently

The biggest reason why so many people don’t think they can solve problems, think of cool new ideas or imagine different futures, is not because they are boring, unimaginative drones. It's because they most probably operate a lot of the time on autopilot. Sure, they...

Happy Creative People

Mini-C, or everyday creativity, is often identified as the creativity inherent in the learning process…. The necessary factor that is present when you make a realisation: A + B = C, If C is something new to you, you have literally created it. In a similar way, choices...

My Lessons Learned In A Creative Career

They say you teach best what you most need to learn. Isn't it weird then, that subject matter experts are considered to be the best teachers? We hire them so they can get even better. But jokes aside, spending all this time investigating creativity, sharing what I...