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

Innovation, Community and Creativity

One of the enduring myths of our world is that people who we consider to be Outliers, of genius level, typically are solitary, isolated and unique, somehow disconnected from everyday reality. The effect of this myth is that it gives us the idea that we have to be a...

Sapiens and Where To Now?

On holiday in Sicily, I read Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens which is a fascinating read and if you haven’t read, I seriously recommend it. It is full of intriguing facts and ideas about the history of Homo Sapiens… not all of it pleasant reading. One of the things...

3 Problem Solving Tips

Are you stuck? Not sure how to move ahead? Chances are, what you need is a new perspective. Nothing complicated. Just a new way of looking at the problems you are trying to solve. Here are 3 great perspective changers that can help un-stick you: Verbalise The Problem...

Rejuvenation Holiday

This is my first week back at work after a 3-week holiday. It feels a little odd, but I am getting back into it. On holiday I did very little except eat, sleep, walk around ancient sites and cities and READ! I had my laptop with me, but I think I opened it 3 or 4...

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...