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  • Allan shared from Creativity on Demand: How to Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius by Michael J. Gelb
    Preparation: Affirm your creative mindset. Define your creative challenge, examine preconceptions, and gather information.        Generation: Generate lots of ideas. Move beyond habitual pathways of thought.        Incubation: Sleep on it. Allow your intuition to suggest solutions.        Evaluation: Analyze and evaluate proposed solutions. Debate, then decide.        Implementation: Manifest your vision.
    Note: Gelb on structuring creative work
  • Allan shared from Tribes: We need you to lead us by Seth Godin
    So the challenge, as you contemplate your next opportunity to be boring or remarkable, is to answer these two questions: 1. “If I get criticized for this, will I suffer any measurable impact? Will I lose my job, get hit upside the head with a softball bat, or lose important friendships?” If the only side effect of the criticism is that you will feel bad about the criticism, then you have to compare that bad feeling with the benefits you’ll get from actually doing something worth doing. Being remarkable is exciting, fun, profitable, and great for your career. Feeling bad wears off. And then,...
    Note: And one more from Godin on how to handle criticism
  • Allan shared from Tribes: We need you to lead us by Seth Godin
    In a battle between two ideas, the best one doesn’t necessarily win. No, the idea that wins is the one with the most fearless heretic behind it. A lot of us would like to believe that there’s a Bureau of Idea Approval, or the BIA if you like acronyms. The BIA sits in judgment of ideas and blesses the best ones. Go ahead and hone your remarkable concept, submit it to the BIA, and let them do the rest. Alas, it’s not going to happen like that any time soon.
    Note: great thought from Godin on big ideas
Allan Johnson