Tag: creativity

The 6 Myths Of Creativity When you read this remember that these are the Myths. Article based on a research project based on 12,000 daily journal entries of 238 people working on creative projects in companies. No Picassos here, apparently, but still interesting information. Photo courtesy of Ian Schneider via Unsplash. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Steal Like an Artist Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon, looks like a book worth looking at. The project started as a talk based on a list of 10 things the writer wished he had heard when he was starting out. This list itself is valuable advice: TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Ken Robinson on Passion In this lecture, Ken Robinson says that we ought to be comfortable with not knowing. Sir Ken points out that the Dalai Lama, if asked about something he knows nothing about, says, “I don’t know.” The Dalai (Lama) doesn’t know everything. The Dalai Lama does know, though, that it is a […]

Sir Ken Robinson Says Schools Kill Creativity Do schools kill creativity? From my experience, Yes, they do, big time. Sir Ken thinks they do, too. He is a funny guy, in a stand-up comedy kind of way, and in a professorial kind of way, too. He makes audaciously accurate observations, like we ought to value […]

You are at Your Most Creative When You’re Tired Testing shows that if you’re a morning person you’re better at tests requiring insights when you’re tired at night. If you’re a night person you’re better at solving test questions requiring insights in the morning. So if you’re expected to be creative you ought to throw […]

Mind Over Matter Science and Spirit meet in this 10-minute documentary. David Icke & Gregg Braden appear, Deepak Chopra’s unmistakeable voice is there, as well as some science types, all expressing harmony. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Justin Jackson offers deep advice here: Don’t write on a Monday. It takes 2 minutes to find out why. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Two-bit Guru | Giving Inspiration | Photo showing a folded speech evaluation form.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to write for today’s post, when last Thursday two young fellows each gave me gifts that caused me to feel really good, that glow-in-the-chest kind of good. Their gifts inspired me to share this little story. I help home-schooled kids grow beyond their inhibitions and gain confidence through […]

Two-bit Guru | Imaginary Ghosts | Person in a sheet dressed up as a ghost.

Maybe the Halloween season brought this thought to me: I carried around imaginary ghosts in my head for a long time. You might have some in your head, too. My ghosts remind me that the way I’m doing something isn’t the way my cousin Hans would have done it. If I was able to share […]

Two-bit Guru | Let it Percolate | Photo of a lathe in a machine shop.

When I was in my early 20’s I worked in a research lab where I met a man named Elmer, the most unique inventor I have ever known. He was something of a magician when it came to creating all sorts of innovative devices, gizmos, gadgets, machines, whatever. I self-appointed Elmer as my mentor because […]