Create A New Future

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World Creativity And Innovation Week kicks off on 15 April with a global array of events and celebrations. We can create a new future. And you should give a damn because creativity is an inherent human capacity that we have an enormous cultural bias against. This bias is leading us … Read More

Do Nothing

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Do Nothing How Busyness Is Killing Your Ideas To do nothing is to be a failure today. Never has there been so much to give your attention to. Many of us are very nearly 24/7 on. And this busyness is killing your ideas. I am not anti smartphones or social … Read More

Too Crazy To Succeed?

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Too Crazy To Succeed? Why wild ideas fail . . . at first Punk rock was born in 1976 and it was too crazy to succeed. It received no radio play, attracted small crowds and made no money. Hip Hop was born in New York at the same time and … Read More

Why Showering Gives You Great Ideas

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Why Showering Gives You Great Ideas Warm, Peaceful, Happy If you ask 20 people around 60% will say, showering gives you great ideas. The best part is, this is not a coincidence or a form of magic. There are very good reasons why this happens. Since modern science has become … Read More

Sleep Your Way To Creativity

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Sleep your way to Creativity Harness the power of your unconscious By harnessing the power of your creativity you can sleep your way to heightened creativity. Don’t believe me? Consider this. You’re having a shower. It’s warm, quiet and peaceful. You’re not thinking too much about anything, just going through … Read More

How To Get Struck By Lightning

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How to get struck by lightning And not burn to the ground   People often compare inspiration to lightning. They say that lightning doesn’t strike twice. So, how to get struck by lightning and not burn to the ground? The bad news is the inspiration is not magic. The good … Read More

Fix Your Workspace

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Fix Your Workspace How Your Environment Impacts Your Ideas   Fix your workspace because creativity is about more than talent. In the 1960s, American psychologist Mel Rhodes tried to find the ultimate definition for creativity. He failed.   The Four Ps Of Creativity What Rhodes realised was that Creativity was … Read More

The Fine Art Of Not Giving A S***

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The Fine Art of Not Giving A S*** Why it works to ignore the haters Everyone has an opinion when you step outside the lines of conformity. Mostly a negative one as well. Doing your own thing and blazing your own trail seems to just offend us humans on some … Read More

Denial Is The River To Hell

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Denial Is The River To Hell I’m not sick. It’ll be OK. Soon everything will be normal. These are things people say all the time. They are normal, comforting things to say. But they all have one thing in common: denial of a state of affairs. And denial is the … Read More

The Problem With This Pandemic Is…

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The Problem With This Pandemic Is… The Problem with this pandemic is that is has pushed nearly everyone into a state of mind that we’d rather not endure: uncertainty. As a creativity expert, this irony is not lost on me. Being open to ambiguity and complexity are two of the … Read More

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