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August 30, 201611:04 PM

Original Ideas...Or Creative Ideas? Getting Beyond The Stuck. tagged “Ideation”

How often do you get paralyzed by the fact that you don't have an original idea? Confession time: this has been happening a lot more frequently to me. I know the culprit. It's Medium and LinkedIn. Everyday, I get two... Read more

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August 12, 2016 7:40 AM

How Ideas Bounce From One Person's Head To Another. tagged “Ideation”

How do ideas get shared? How does that change in a digital economy? Evan Williams has done more than you. He's done more than me. In fact, he's currently doing more than most people will do in a lifetime. Here's... Read more

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July 29, 201611:35 PM

Noodling Towards Greatness tagged “Ideation”

This is not supposed to be Shakespeare. I don't toil and sweat over every character, every word, every sentence, the grammar or the flow. I am noodling around with an idea. Something that I am feeling. I am trying to... Read more

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June 15, 201611:51 PM

Strong Lessons On How To Present Ideas tagged “Ideation”

Newsflash: you don't have to be a great speaker to get an idea to spread. We live in fascinating times. Ideas. Powerful ideas are being spread at a frenetic pace. You can blame smartphones. You can blame YouTube. You can... Read more

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June 10, 2016 7:29 AM

What Innovation Looks Like tagged “Ideation”

Everyone thinks that they are being innovative. The truth is that innovation is really hard. And, by "innovation" I mean real innovation. Not a better mousetrap, but something that the market did not know that it needed, that then becomes... Read more

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April 14, 201611:17 PM

Incompatible Or Original? tagged “Ideation”

Everyone wants the answer to this one question: why and how do certain individuals come up with great ideas? It's hard not to admit that we're all (still) fascinated with how Steve Jobs accomplished everything that he did. Back in... Read more

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March 4, 2016 6:31 PM

Where Does Creativity Come From? tagged “Ideation”

The million dollar question. The billion dollar answer. Where does creativity come from? People are focused. People are creative by nature. Is it nature or is it nurture? Are there lighting bolts of inspiration that hit us out of the... Read more

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October 29, 201511:04 PM

Saying No, Respecting Design And Other Secrets Of Creative Genuis tagged “Ideation”

If someone asked you to name two of the best living designers and storytellers, who would you choose? It's not even a competition for me. My two favorite creative forces in the world are Apple's Chief Design Officer, Jony Ive,... Read more

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November 6, 201411:40 PM

How To Blog In 2014 tagged “Ideation”

I still love to blog... how about you? It's amazing to me how I often I get asked about blogging and the merits of publishing longer, text-based, content on a regular basis. There are still tons of blog posts being... Read more

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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

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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

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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


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