Where Good Ideas Come From

Steven Johnson has just released his book Where Good Ideas Come From and based on this intricate, yet short 4 minute video, I’ve just put an order in for it at Amazon.

Homai te pakipaki

“Homai te pakipaki” literally translates from Maori as “give the clap”. It is a phrase frequently used by the host to encourage the audience to show their appreciation for a guest speaker by giving them a round of applause. I stumbled upon three recent blog posts that in my opinion deserve a round of applause. They each provide an insight into how treating…

When Did You Last Share A Problem With An Alien?

In a recent Forbes article, Scott Berkun, author of The Myths of Innovation remarked that we often get stuck thinking that only a brilliant idea will solve a problem, and spend our energy either looking for a brilliant idea or dismiss our ability to be innovative and put the problem into the “too hard” basket. When all we need to do…

Getting Important Stuff Done

It’s been ages since my last post. I’m an organised person and I like lists. But I haven’t been organised enough to find time to write a blog post on a regular basis. And this has been annoying me. So this week I made an effort to change that. I’ve decided not to try harder,…

Try Different, Not Harder

I’m a huge fan of Seth Godin. I like the simplicity and straightforwardness of his approach to marketing. In a post this week Seth blogged “The usual mantra is to ‘try harder’. Trying harder is impossible when you’re already trying as hard as you can. But you can always try different.” Which is what got me thinking…