Creativity

Your chaotic brain - image for article by Greg Alder

Your chaotic brain

Have you heard the phrase, “She has a mind like a steel trap”? If not, it’s a compliment. It describes someone with the ability to grasp complex ideas…

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Thank you for thinking

Thank you for thinking

In most jobs, you’re not paid to think. Yours might be an exception. It’s not just jobs. Throughout our lives, thinking has rarely been encouraged or rewarded. From…

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Unruly Behaviour

In what has become a famous speech1, Neil Gaiman addressed the University of the Arts class of 2012. He had this piece of advice for students: “When you…

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The Accidential Genius

Francis Bacon said that all painting is an accident. There are people who’d point to Jackson Pollock’s paintings as evidence of art by accident. But this isn’t what…

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Never ask an expert

Everything that can be invented has been invented. So said Charles H. Duell, Commissioner of US Patent Office, in 1899. In the year after Charles boldly claimed that…

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Right side down

Right side down

The secret to breakthrough business success mightn’t be where you think it is – where you’ve been searching, where your competitors think it is. Most businesses still exist…

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The opposite of truth

Everyone wants to be right. Nobody wants to be wrong. The desire to be right is wrong. Here’s what’s wrong with wanting to be right. Firstly, the desire…

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Einstein in the barn

Every home has a space where things are stored. The attic. The basement. The garage. The barn. We put things there we no longer use. We don’t toss…

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Where the magic is

There are two types of journey. Most of us are taking the wrong one. Typically, our journeys have a start point. They have an end point. They follow…

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