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October 24, 2014 7:56 PM

Where Does Amazing Work Come From? tagged “Ideation”

Every brand wants amazing work. Every agency wants to create amazing work for the brands that they represent. It doesn't just happen. The cash register doesn't start ringing on its own. Having consumers talk about a brand is rarely something... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 28, 201411:53 PM

Be A Designer Of Something tagged “Ideation”

Some people don't think that they are creative. I don't agree. I believe that everyone is creative in their own way. Some people don't think that they're job is all that creative. I don't agree. I believe that every job... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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August 21, 2013 6:31 AM

Are Creative Types Just A Bunch Of Slackers? tagged “Ideation”

When you think of creative types, what do you think of? If they are creatives and they work in the marketing industry, most people think of individuals wearing shorts, t-shirts and bouncing rubbery objects off of their walls until its... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 9, 2013 8:13 PM

Sir Richard Branson And Elon Musk Share Their Wisdom tagged “Ideation”

Are you looking for something to watch this weekend? Yesterday, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk took part in a Google Hangout for Google For Entrepreneurs. For close to an hour, these two legendary entrepreneurs talk about everything from ideation... Read more

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September 11, 2012 7:39 PM

Quirky Turns Us All Into Sharks And Dragons tagged “Ideation”

Have you ever seen the TV show Shark Tank or Dragon's Den? Being an entrepreneur is hotter than ever. Individuals are starting to realize that global economic forces are abound, and that the sanctity of a traditional office job with... Read more

By Mitch Joel


August 3, 2012 3:43 PM

The Finish Line tagged “Ideation”

If I only had a few more hours... or a couple of more days... How long does a creative idea take? I was on a very long flight overseas last week and managed to watch a documentary about the rock... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 29, 201211:24 AM

Finding Your Start tagged “Ideation”

This week has been about starting. The past few blog posts have been about finding the nerve to start or about thinking and acting like a startup (whether you're just getting started or if you're a lumbering giant in your... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 25, 2012 4:07 PM

The Creative Push tagged “Ideation”

When does creativity strike? I struggle with this concept on a daily basis. An old friend of mine is a creative copywriter. I remember back when we were in university how consumed he was with great advertising creative. At the... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 21, 2012 9:02 AM

The Most Exciting Thing Happening In Digital Right Now tagged “Ideation”

It's not Twitter. It's not Facebook. It's not YouTube. It's Kickstarter. I fell madly, deeply in love with Kickstarter when I first heard about it back in 2009 (you can read more about my love for it here: Kickstart Your... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 18, 2012 8:07 AM

Learning About Creativity tagged “Ideation”

There must be something in the air. While I am no Julien Smith when it comes to reading books, I am doing my best to maintain a high pace of book reading. I recently started digging into Imagine - How... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 29, 2012 6:16 AM

Where Do Ideas Come From? tagged “Ideation”

"I keep having my ideas ripped off!" I grew up being friends with a very successful individual. The problem was that this individual could have been much more successful (especially if you asked them). If you sat down with this... Read more

By Mitch Joel


July 4, 2011 7:57 PM

Bored tagged “Ideation”

When do the best ideas strike? Do the most original ideas come to you when you're working around the clock, not eating properly and struggling to sleep or when you are bored... bored stiff? Why do the best ideas hit... Read more

By Mitch Joel


April 1, 201110:45 PM

A Work Of Cinematic Proportions tagged “Ideation”

How often do you really (and truly) push yourself? On my flight home from the Media Bistro Socialize event in New York City yesterday, I watched an in-flight documentary on the making of the album, The Joshua Tree, by U2. I'm... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 23, 201111:28 PM

Finding Space tagged “Ideation”

Time to think. A place to think. Your own little space. An artist uses a studio. A great business person has an office. As the world continues to untether because of laptops, tablets, mobile devices and persistent connectivity, those studios... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 20, 2011 7:32 AM

Are You An Entrepreneur Or A Business Owner? tagged “Ideation”

There is a huge chasm between being an Entrepreneur and being a business owner? An Entrepreneur is more than someone with an idea. An Entrepreneur is more than someone with an ability to take that idea and execute on it.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


January 20, 2011 4:14 PM

Embrace The Design Thinking Mentality tagged “Ideation”

How do you truly push ideas to the right space? How do you truly re-invent the industry you serve? It's easy to get analytical. It's easy to look at the raw data. It's also (somewhat) easy to look at how... Read more

By Mitch Joel


November 24, 2010 4:35 PM

The Most Important Thing You Can Do... tagged “Ideation”

It happened twice yesterday. In the span of fours hours, two people I deeply respect said the exact same thing. Yesterday morning, I went to see Jeffrey Gitomer (best-selling author of The Sales Bible, The Little Red Book of Selling... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 25, 2010 2:08 PM

Incompatible tagged “Ideation”

Being like everyone else isn't the answer. Being like no one else is the answer. You have to be incompatible. In this week's, Six Links Worth Of Your Attention #18, Hugh McGuire (from Librivox, iambik and a co-host on Media... Read more

By Mitch Joel


October 9, 2010 8:53 PM

Take Notes tagged “Ideation”

How do you remember everything? Where do you keep those great ideas that pop into your brain at random moments? Capturing ideas or bursts of genius is not as easy and/or obvious as one might think. Someone asked me where... Read more

By Mitch Joel


September 29, 2010 3:57 PM

7 Things That Blogging Does tagged “Ideation”

Seven years ago (2003), I posted my first Blog post here. The day would have slipped by had someone not sent me a note about it. After tweeting about my Blogaversary, Jay Fleischman, replied: "@mitchjoel 6.18 posts/wk for 7 yrs.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


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