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

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...

Creativity vs Problem Solving

On the neurological level, problem-solving is a creative task: we assess our range of information, looking for links and junctions. We analyse what we find, assess the relative strengths and weaknesses and develop a solution. This is the kind of everyday creativity...

Progress: Relentless Forward Motion

Nature tends towards entropy… it gradually becomes more and more disordered over time. Your health doesn’t stand still… your fitness levels will drop if you do not exercise. It’s the same in business and personal life: that which you do not pay attention to or put...

There’s A Thin Line Between Genius And Madness

It’s a well-worn cliché that creative genius is closely related to madness. So much so that quite often, Creativity is seen as the CAUSE of the madness. However, if you accept, as I do, that everyone is creative and that creativity is a fundamental human urge that...

Patron of Poetry on Patreon

Poetry is one of the earliest art forms practised with language. Hated by schoolboys worldwide, its often viewed as archaic, elitist and stupid. Which is why I have started a Patreon page to share my poetry with the world. As a working writer, it’s a long road from...

Creativity: Learning By Doing

I have learned some surprising things about the world’s attitude to creativity while working through the test phase of my creativity training workshops and presentations. The biggest surprise is that many people still only think of art when they think about the term...