Big Data won’t solve your problem (or maybe it will)

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I just finished reading “Can big data technology be used to replace creative marketing?” and felt the need to vent a bit. This first part of this vent: I’m not real sure what the reason for that article was…it kind of bounced around a bit.   Apologies to the author but I was confused reading it […]

Links for March 28 2010

I’m trying out a new approach to my link sharing posts. I’m now using delicious to capture the the articles that I want to share along with my notes. I then use a javascript call to pull the bookmarks for each week from delicious. Hope you get some value from this new approach.

Is Creativity & Innovation enough?

I just finished reading Chase Jarvis‘ post titled “Creativity alone is not enough“. In this article, Chase argues that Creativity isn’t enough for people working in the creative world (photographers, designers, etc).  Jarvis argues that creative folks need to embrace other mindsets (such as being different, brilliant and innovative) to be successful. According to Jarvis, The key to […]

Book Review: The Element

I just finished reading The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything and have to say that I really enjoyed it. While the book spends a little too much time in the realm of ‘celebrity worship’ (i.e., there are LOT of celebrities that have found ‘the element’ apparently), the book is still a very good […]

Links for June 7 2009

What is Innovation Management? by Hutch Carpenter on I’m Not Actually a Geek Why underdogs should take more chances by Matt on Signal vs. Noise Starting a Movement, Learning to Lead by Julia Kirby on HarvardBusiness.org Lose Your Mind and Release Your Creativity by Harry on Men With Pens Four Customer Experience Lessons from Target’s […]

Creative Thinking or Lateral Thinking?

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Mark McGuinness over at Lateral Action has a great post titled “Is Lateral Thinking Necessary for Creativity?“…this post is a well thought out argument against the idea that lateral thinking is required for creativity. I won’t go into the details of Mark’s post but I wanted to highlight this passage: He [Robert Weisberg] argues that […]

Links for Dec 21 2008

Positive Communication and Leadership by Stephen Smith on Slacker Manager A Lean, Scalable Requirements Information Model for the Agile Enterprise by Dean Leffingwell on Scaling Software Agility Social Hierarchies: I had an Experience Like Sheryl’s by Ted Wallingford on Signal to Noise Spark Your Creativity by Thinking INSIDE the Box By Mark McGuinness on Lateral […]

Think Better

The last book from my ‘vacation reading list” is Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking by Tim Hurson. Some of you may remember a brief mention of this book in a post titled “Critical Thinking vs Creative Thinking“. This is a very interesting book full of great information….kudos go to the author for […]

Critical Thinking vs Creative Thinking

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I just started reading “Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking” by Tim Hurson. I just started Chapter 3 and have become amazed that I hadn’t thought about the difference between Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking….even though I’ve blogged about the subject in the past (see The Problem(s) with Linear Thinking, Critical Thinking Definitions, […]

Jack’s Notebook

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Jack’s Notebook, written by Gregg Fraley, is a business novel in the same vein as those by Patrick Lencioni and Eli Goldratt. This book uses a fictional story to relate the concepts of creativity and how to use brainstorming, lists, reframing and other methods for creative thinking. The story follows the main character named “Jack” […]