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6 Quotes to Inspire Creative Leadership

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / November 22, 2014

You probably don’t think of making a sandwich as a creative act. And yet when I asked my 10-year-old son for an example of a business he considered creative, he said Subway. When you think about it, every aspect of Subway’s business model is highly creative — from the order flow to the pricing to the way the bread is prepared. Subway has positioned itself as the go-to…

4 Ways To Design Your Company For Maximum Creativity

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 5, 2014

Some companies just seem to have a magical ability to innovate. Over the past 25 years, Pixar Animation Studios has turned out hit after hit, with almost no duds (Cars 2 being the possible exception). IBM has gone from mainframe king to personal computer has-been and back to research and development behemoth.  Google has gone from a search engine and seller of advertising to a major force in…

10 Practical Ways To Be Widely Creative

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 10, 2014

  There’s nothing more frustrating and career-damaging for a creative professional than facing creative block. This kills not only the productivity of a person but also destroys creativity and enthusiasm in doing things at work. Creative block is just a state of mind. If your mind is full of positive energies, it ignites creativity. Don’t bother yourself focusing on the negative side instead look at the problems as…

3 Stupidly Simple Low Calorie Desserts to Boost Your Creativity

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 9, 2013

As an early-stage startup founder, I often spend my nights working till the crack of dawn.  I find that frequent binges of junk food help me to reach the highest levels of creative nirvana.  On one hand, I get some great work done on this diet of all the wrong things. On the other, two red bulls and several pre-packaged snacks later, I’ve downed 500+ regrettable calories without…

10 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 31, 2013

Question: What process do you use to spur creativity — in yourself and your team — especially when you’re feeling blocked? 1. Mindmapping Works Like a Champ “Start with a topic or question, and mindmap your way around it. Don’t censor yourself as you come up with all the surrounding topics and bubbles that go with your initial topics. This type of “hyperlinked” thinking is what allows us…

How to Increase Creativity at Work

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 10, 2013

  When it comes to stimulating your creativity, the workplace can be a little lackluster. Depending on what you do, work can leave you feeling pretty mundane by the end of the day, but there are many ways to combat this feeling. Companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook have used their resources to provide employees with office spaces, and countless other outlets, meant to create inspiration in the…

Want “Eureka!” Moments? Napping and Relaxing May be the Answer

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Health & Fitness Startup Advice / June 18, 2013

There’s a reason inspiration often strikes in the shower or on your drive to work: “Eureka!” moments happen when your mind is relaxed. Special relativity occurred to Albert Einstein while riding a streetcar home one day. Philo Farnsworth realized how an electrical television could work when he was plowing a potato field. These moments of inspiration rarely happen while sitting upright in an office swivel chair. By definition,…

7 Ways to Spark Your Creativity Without Leaving Your City

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 21, 2013

So you’re busy running a company or you haven’t read enough Under30CEO to figure out how to break away from your 9 to 5 job…. You wish you had time to for excitement and adventure but bills and responsibility always seem to bring you back to reality.  Your brain is caught in a rut, and on your way to work everyday you think the same thoughts… You want…

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