Write your novel in November

It's almost time again for one of my favorite creative constructs: National Novel Writing Month aka NaNoWriMo! You have an idea for a novel that's been tickling a spot in the back of your creative Continue Reading

The Magic Of Sentences

The magic of creativity, ideas, and innovation, like all magic is illusory in the eyes of those who don't study the craft. Perhaps counterintuitively, understanding how an idea is born does not make Continue Reading

Seth Godin Is Lying To Himself And So Should You

It's no secret: Seth Godin tells himself lies... ...So does Mark Levy... ...and yes, I admit, so do I. The truth is, if you want to add a very powerful construct to your creative toolkit you Continue Reading

Irreverence And The Art Of Throwing Monkey Poo

Let's face it. No matter how well you prepare to lead a group through an ideation process, sometimes they just run out of steam. Maybe the problem is too complex or too undefined. Maybe people are Continue Reading

Sticky Note Ninjitsu Part 1: Overview

I’m fascinated by tricks, tips, tools, prompts, frameworks, methods and all the crazy things people do to generate ideas and solve problems. In school, your English teachers assigned writing prompts, Continue Reading