Think creatively, like no one else

There’s a wonderful quote from Albert Szent-Györgyi, which I’d like to share with you. It’s a simple, powerful insight into how geniuses think creatively. “Genius is seeing what everyone else sees and thinking what no one else has… Read More

Free your mind and your art will follow

In a 1963 speech, President John F Kennedy made a powerful statement regarding the importance of artistic freedom. “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision… Read More

Creativity and the need for mistakes

Creativity takes courage. That’s because an essential element of creativity is the willingness to make mistakes. The challenge is that we have been programmed to think of mistakes as failures. They are not. Mistakes are stepping stones on… Read More

Design and simplicity, by Apple’s Jonathan Ive

Apple’s Jonathan Ive shares some thoughts on the role of simplicity in design: “Simplicity is not the absence of clutter, that’s a consequence of simplicity. Simplicity is somehow essentially describing the purpose and place of an object and… Read More

Creative thinking and removing the blocks

Have you ever been unaware of a noise, until the noise suddenly stops? You know, like when someone outside is using a lawnmower, and you suddenly notice the silence, when they turn the lawnmower off? Our minds work… Read More

Creativity, touch and feel

I wrote recently about how tablets and mobile phones were far more than mere consumption devices. Today, I’d like to share an example of exactly what I mean. One of the things I have always loved about writing… Read More

A New Year and another chance!

A New Year. A new chance. Another opportunity to be the author of your own story… the composer of your life’s music. Now do something with it!

How to do the impossible!

You need to be really careful about the limitations you place on yourself. This brief article explains why. I’d like to start by asking you a question: When was the last time you consciously thought about, what’s really… Read More

Stuck? Try this useful problem solving tip!

Sometimes you get so close to a challenge, problem or project, that it smothers you… and your creativity. Give yourself some distance When you’re stuck or making too little progress on a creative project, put some distance between… Read More

Consumption devices or creativity machines?

Mobile phones and tablets tend to be regarded as consumption devices. This is factually incorrect. Seth Godin has it wrong. The device is simply a tool It’s the device’s owner who decides whether to use the technology to… Read More