Solve Problems in Three Steps

I love cheat sheets... pages, charts, process flow, lists that chop complex ideas into small chunks. The following is adapted from a design process presented in the endnotes of Seth Godin's book "Free Prize Inside." This works extremely well for problem-solving, [...]

Solve Problems in Three Steps

How To Use: “The Magic of Thinking Big”

The Magic Of Thinking Big by Dr. David Schwartz inspired me so much... I have to share parts of it with you. The slides below include lessons found throughout the book. In short, the book teaches: The size of your success [...]

How To Use: “The Magic of Thinking Big”

Creativity & Magic Secrets Revealed

We view those blessed with the gift of creativity with awe. Their imaginative ideas and creative problem solving skills surprise us - the way a good magician works. How did he do that? We’re left amazed and ooo-ing and ahh-ing. Creative? [...]

Creativity & Magic Secrets Revealed

Creating Ideas: Think The Way You Think

Do you sometimes wish you had an easier way to organize or gather your thoughts? Ever been working on a presentation, proposal, or to-do list and didn't know where to start or where you were going to go? A map would [...]

Creating Ideas: Think The Way You Think

To Be Creative, Keep Feeding Your Mind

To be and stay creative, keep feeding your mind new ideas and information. Try new things. Visit new places; different parts of the world. Take a different route home from work. Learn a new language. Read Wikipedia entries about topics you [...]

To Be Creative, Keep Feeding Your Mind

Don’t Blame The Boomerang When It Doesn’t Return

When I was six or seven years old, my grandfather took a trip to Australia and brought me back a boomerang. While I thought it was the coolest thing, no matter how much I practiced throwing it, it would never come [...]

Don’t Blame The Boomerang When It Doesn’t Return

Three Simple Decision-Making Tools

We make decisions all the time. Big ones, small ones, easy and challenging. Making the right choice can be obvious, and sometimes it requires time invested in thought. Luckily we have simple tools to help. (1) Pro & Con First, the [...]

Three Simple Decision-Making Tools

How To Deal With Change

It is vexing, despite the fact that change constantly takes place in our lives, at times it can still throw us off-kilter? So what can we do to not let change get the best of us? The Facts NEVER: Change is [...]

How To Deal With Change

Project Stuck? Try Using A “Black Box.”

When a scientist or engineer designs a new process, they run into many unknowns. You can expect that when creating something from scratch. However, they could have so many unknowns, if they tried to solve each as they occurred, they'd get [...]

Project Stuck? Try Using A “Black Box.”

Idea Generation: Great Ideas Are Looking Up

Ever wonder why great ideas seem to pop into your head at the strangest (and sometimes inopportune) times? Like when you're... falling asleep, in the shower, or exercising? It's not a coincidence. These are times when your body is switched to [...]

Idea Generation: Great Ideas Are Looking Up
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