Elizabeth Gilbert’s keys to a big, creative life

A very interesting interview with Elizabeth Gilbert turned up in my Facebook stream. Elizabeth Gilbert's keys to a big, creative life is 50 minutes well spent. I love to hear her talk about creativity and fear. From that interview is a link to another interview, just as interesting! This interview is from February 2015: Elizabeth … Continue reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s keys to a big, creative life

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

I just finished Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert and I love it. The book is about creative living, regardless of what you're creating. Whether you're a writer, painter, photographer, do pottery or anything else this book is inspiring. The book description at The Book Depository says: Readers of all ages and … Continue reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Michael Wolff – Intel Visual Life

This is a really interesting video, six minutes well spent. Michael Wolff talks about his three "muscles": Curiosity, Appreciation and Imagination. He says about cooking that "You never cook the same meal twice." That goes for other things too, a beginner's mind makes things fresh. Video: Intel Visual Life - Michael Wolff Source: Intel Visual … Continue reading Michael Wolff – Intel Visual Life

Turn Almost Anything Into a Whiteboard

Have you ever felt that your Whiteboard is too small for your ideas? There is a smart solution to that. Fast Company has an article about IdeaPaint: Turn Your Entire Office Into a Whiteboard. IdeaPaint turns virtually anything you can paint on into a dry-erase surface. Your creativity is the limit, paint walls or tables … Continue reading Turn Almost Anything Into a Whiteboard

Creative Business Valuation

37Signals posts a press release stating that 37SIGNALS VALUATION TOPS $100 BILLION AFTER BOLD VC INVESTMENT. The press release starts like this: 37signals is now a $100 billion dollar company, according to a group of investors who have agreed to purchase 0.000000001% of the company in exchange for $1. Founder Jason Fried describes one way … Continue reading Creative Business Valuation

Let limitations guide you to creative solutions

I came across this text in "Motivating Yourself - Heroes, Role Models & Rivals" which links to the source at Embrace Constraints (37signals) Let limitations guide you to creative solutions There’s never enough to go around. Not enough time. Not enough money. Not enough people. That’s a good thing. Instead of freaking out about these … Continue reading Let limitations guide you to creative solutions

A different way to think about creative genius

At TED Talks there is a terrific talk by Elizabeth Gilbert: A different way to think about creative genius. Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a … Continue reading A different way to think about creative genius