10 November 2005

Creativity Central Plus

A previous post on idea generation methods called "Creativity Central" presented a few dozen techniques for being (more) creative.

In that coincidental fashion that happens when you're looking for things on the Web, The Jenius came across this post in Lifehack.org, an eclectic mix of tips and techniques for making your life easier and more productive. One of its posts brings together 163 techniques for boosting creativity, 30 tips and a few books. You can click on it here and wander to your imagination's content.

The 163 techniques are found at Mycoted.com, a veritable treasure trove of innovative methods and ideas with a decidedly scientific bent, which makes them more valuable.

The 30 Tips for Being Creative come from Hugh McLeod's Gaping Void blog, and though his post is long, it is very much worth the time it takes to read. (And the cartoons, drawn on the back of business cards, are often very funny.)

The list of recommended books is short, but if you can only read one book, read the first one listed: A Whack on the Side of the Head, by Roger von Oech. It is funny, insightful, memorable and useful. It's the kind of book that will stay with you for many years.

These blogs put tools in front of Techno Sapiens seeking to improve their skill sets and thus increase their value to the markets they play in. Take some time to read them and put some of their ideas into practice. Think of it as a game that could lead to a better life. Have fun!

The Jenius Has Spoken.

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