Annie Murphy Paul, author of the forthcoming “Brilliant: The New Science of Smart,” provides details on why our hurried, stress-filled morning get-ready-for-work routines are the worst possible environment for creative problem-solving. From the alarm clock to the stressful commute, it’s all working against our ability to do creative work. She also offers some ideas for making mornings better.
Matt Tanguay, CEO and Chief Visual Facilitator of FluentBrain, provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for constructing solution maps to discover the root causes of your current reality, validate possible solutions by visualizing what your future situation will look like, and maneuver around potential obstacles. If you’ve ever wondered how to make visual mapping techniques work for you with a real problem, this post provides enough “meat” to figure it out.
If you aim to collect truly creative ideas; ideas that have the potential to become breakthrough innovations; ideas that could knock people’s socks off, then you really do not want the crowd. Rather, you want the oddballs, weirdoes and rebels who at best stay clear of the crowds and at worst provoke them.