Thinking differently?

Have you ever noticed how those creative geniuses you see on TED videos or Creative Mornings videos, almost all use Macs? Ironically, none of them are embracing Steve Jobs’ mantra, “think different.” Instead, they’ve joined the same predictable design cult. They stand on stage, eager to share how uniquely original they are, creating from the […]

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Video: Jonathan Ward the tech HQ man

Jonathan Ward, of international architects firm NBBJ, explains the thinking behind the designs used to construct HQ buildings for Google, Amazon, Samsung and others. In each instance,  the buildings are designed in order to facilitate real-world social networking and collaboration. It’s worth watching for the BBC interviewer’s question about the Amazon HQ, which Ward has […]

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Your obligation to those whose work you value

When was the last time you showed your appreciation, to an artist whose work you enjoy? The reason I ask you this, is that artists rely heavily on the feedback they receive. Whether that feedback is in sales of their work, tickets to their performance or messages of encouragement, feedback is what shows them who […]

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Creativity: Do it now!

If you want to be more creative, more often, this quote from Stephen King is a great starting point: “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work!” Be your own muse Don’t wait for creativity to appear… command it to appear. Decide that it’s time to […]

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Creativity: It’s not about the tools

If you want to improve the quality and quantity of your creative output, I may be able to save you a huge amount of time and money. The most creative minds in history When we study the most creative minds in history, we find that they have one thing in common, which is indisputable. Einstein, […]

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