Fear: The Kryptonite of Creativity

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Creativity | One Comment
Fear: The Kryptonite of Creativity

The majority of us know that fear is not helpful in general, but here’s why it’s particularly is bad for a creative from a neuroscience perspective: fear actually suppresses generative impulses in your brain. Deep inside, I believe we’d all like to express some level of design superpower. We’d like to be known to be […]

Critical Tools for Sustained Success: Creativity and Innovation

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Articles, Creativity, Writing | One Comment
Critical Tools for Sustained Success: Creativity and Innovation

The landscape of business has changed dramatically over the past several years. For decades, the focus has been on cost control and technology, whereas the current business climate has prompted a paradigm shift. Success for companies in the 21st century is now dependent upon creativity and innovation, both hailed as the most important contributors to the growth of the economy.

Hacking the Creative Mind on Scott Hanselman’s Hanselminutes Podcast

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Creativity, Inspiration, Interviews, Podcast | 3 Comments
Hacking the Creative Mind on Scott Hanselman’s Hanselminutes Podcast

While speaking at the AngleBrackets Conference in Orlando a couple of weeks ago, I had the great fortune of finally getting a chance of sitting down for a chat about creativity with my awesome and wonderful friend Scott Hanselman for his podcast, Hanselminutes: Fresh Air for Developers. During our conversation, we talked about a number […]

Creativity personified: Post-it Meetup at SXSW Interactive

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Conferences, Creativity, Inspiration, Productivity | One Comment
Creativity personified: Post-it Meetup at SXSW Interactive

To keep the momentum going from my “Brain on Creativity” talk at SXSW Interactive, I decided to also host a creativity meetup in conjunction with Post-It to help share their brand new Post-it Brand Big Pads with the extremely creative and innovative SXSW community. I initially named it “Create, Generate, Produce“, but once everyone got […]

Brains on Creativity at SXSW Interactive

Brains on Creativity at SXSW Interactive

First, there was my request for votes in the SXSW Interactive Panel Picker to get my presentation to be a part of the SXSW 2013’s programming. In November, when I found out that my presentation had been chosen, I wrote a post of thanks to everyone who supported my submission with votes. Austin, Texas was […]