ideas

What Harry Potter Taught Me About Ideas

What Harry Potter Taught Me About Ideas

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry, Ron, and Hermione must battle through a series of obstacles at the climax of the book. One of those tasks brings them to a room full of winged keys. Here's why that's important for you to know about, and how it's a metaphor for the way ideas can break down obstacles in your path. >>

"I Have An Idea..."

"I Have An Idea..."

Ideas are the core of innovation. To drive innovative change, you must continue to generate idea after idea after idea. Here's how to start generating more ideas—and how to organize them so you can separate the randomness from the high-impact business ideas swirling around in your head. >>

How To Know When It's Time To Start Something New

How To Know When It's Time To Start Something New

I started this blog a year ago, and I've learned a lot since then. It felt impossible to put my ideas out there and share them with the world, but here we are. Here's why the time to start something new is now. >>

Never Stop Brainstorming

Never Stop Brainstorming

Because brainstorming brings new ideas and innovation into the workplace, I decided to try something new with this one. Listen (and download) my thoughts on why brainstorming fuels real change, how to build it into your daily work routine, and what makes a great brainstorming session. No frills or music or anything special, just me and my thoughts---and hopefully, you.  (5:20)

Book Review: Made to Stick

Book Review: Made to Stick

Full Title: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, Chip Heath & Dan Heath

5 out of 5 stars | Read the Summary on Goodreads 

I'm an idea person. I'm constantly coming up with ideas, but never know which ones are the best ones--the ones that will change how we do business. I turned to Made to Stick by the Heath brothers because it's not just about creativity, but about how to communicate in a way that transforms the way people think and act. You should definitely add it to your list >>