Do Drugs Help With Creativity?

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Do Drugs Help Creativity? Rockstars are known to be creative. They are also known to be wild rule breakers. This is not a coincidence. Sex and Drugs and Rock n Roll (thanks Ian Drury) swiftly become the catch-all description for rockstars. So, do drugs help with creativity? Well, drugs have … Read More

Find Structure – Find Creativity

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Find Structure – Find Creativity Creativity as a concept seems to be very tied to chaos for many people. So much so that when I describe my highly structured creative routine or suggest that their creativity would benefit from some more structure, people look at me like I am nuts. … Read More

5 Good Reasons to Break Rules

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5 Good Reasons to Break Rules Whenever I say that we should break more rules, people are quick to assume I want to induce anarchy. I don’t. I want to induce something else: personal responsibility, accountability… actually thinking about what to do next. Rules create predictability. A lot of what … Read More

Why Your Judgement is Hurting You

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We all make snap judgements… we look at situations and, based on a gut feel or instinct, we decide what to do. There is no rationality involved in these judgements. Our society is in a bad way, with polarised, YES/No dominating public dialogues, poisoning social media and making our children … Read More

Steal Everything Under the sun

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The book of Ecclesiastes in the Christian bible contains a much-quoted and painfully accurate phrase: ‘There is nothing new under the sun.’ This simple thought is the reason why originality or uniqueness cannot be part of any definition of creativity or innovation. EVERYTHING is, on one level or another, a … Read More

Need New Ideas? Go Through The Garbage

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One thing any creative person needs to learn really fast is: Never throw anything you have made away. It’s true, sometimes your ideas are not practical, don’t fit the situation, sound bad or silly. But this doesn’t mean they are bad ideas as such… maybe just that their time has … Read More

Creative Tools – Blend

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According to David Eagleman, every single creative act can be reduced to 1, or a combination of, the following kinds of action: Bend Blend Break Blending is one of my favourite techniques for coming up with new ideas, stories and poems. Today I will unpack my creative process for the … Read More

The no.1 Tip For Brands Wanting to Make an Impact in the Covid19 Pandemic

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The massive donations, the throwing open of buildings, the social media campaign, sharing of information, the sudden uptick in dormant newsletters… Brands are going mad trying to become relevant and to do good during this crisis.… Read More

Top Benefits of Virtual Summits: The Creative Alternative to Conferences

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The Summits are a great idea because they allow the producers to demonstrate the breadth of their know-how during the interviews, expand their network and share real, actionable content online.… Read More

Why me? Why Not?

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Look around you at the ills you witness. Identify where you can make an impact and do it. Volunteer to give extra lessons, give some extra money, lend your labour to a cause, but DO something.… Read More

Sign Up And Get Help

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I want to help you to be more creative in a reliable, repeatable and rebellious way. The better I get to know you, the more I can help with that.… Read More

2 Steps To Changing The World… for the better

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Wouldn’t that be a mission for the planet: to get every single human being into the apex of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs where we can all worry about being the best version of ourselves instead of fighting for shelter, food and work.… Read More

Starlings, Self-Driving and Rule-Breaking: Finding Inspiration

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The genius of an original thinker is often simply daring to go somewhere that other thinkers have not. So, you need to be brave, you need to see connections and yes, you need to be OK with finding nothing a lot of the time.… Read More

No SOP’s, No Best Practice

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If you want a culture of innovation where new and amazing things can be created, you need to create a workplace where experimentation, iteration, and failure are encouraged and admired. … Read More

Just For Today

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It is no coincidence that mental health issues are on the rise. We have never been more disconnected from the physical world around us. Instead of using our technology to enhance our experience, we are using it to replace our experience.… Read More