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 possible for you? One of the reasons children are so creative, is that they are open to […]
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 the project and yourself. Imagine the project is in a different place, miles away from where you’re […]
One of the keys to problem solving, is to learn how to stick with the challenge for long enough to find the answer you need. Einstein famously said: “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” I think we can all agree that Einstein was one of the greatest […]
A short, informed introduction to the work of design legend, Dieter Rams. It was recorded at a travelling exhibit, celebrating the work of Dieter Rams, during its stop at London’s Design Museum.
Here’s a wonderfully designed answer to a common, frustrating problem. If you find yourself regularly having to hunt around your desk for cables, this could be just what you need: The MOS (Magnetic Organization System). As the name suggests, this magnetic device sticks to your desk or wall and allows you to stick your magnetic […]
This article is about one of the keys to creative problem solving. It starts with an understanding that the best problem solvers and idea developers, know that most questions have more than one correct answer. For example, if your question is; how can I write upside down, using a pen and a pad?’, there are […]
Here’s an interesting question: How curious are you? As young children, we are endlessly curious about the world around us. We examine and explore everything. Then, as we get a little older we are made to sit down in class, listen to what the teacher says and just accept that they are right. We leave […]
This article comes from my friend, web developer and software writer, Gregor Spowart. He shares 4 simple ways to produce better work and refresh your thinking, so you are more creative and productive. When I first started my business, I knew that I was going to have to work hard if I wanted to succeed. […]
The starting point of problem solving, is to get very clear regarding what your problem or challenge is. This helps avoid mind fog, the lack of clarity that makes it hard to concentrate on a specific challenge. Problem solving: Questions and clarity The engineer who asks herself, ‘how can I make this widget better?’ is […]
The next time you’re feeling stressed, angry or frustrated, remember this: You’re fighting against a world of your own creation. Take that stress, anger or frustration and use them to motivate yourself to improve the situation. Don’t get angry… get proactive.