Why creativity is not boring

Creativity is and should be joyful if done correctly. If not properly managed, it can become stressful or boring.  Most of the writing after the intro will be from my personal experience – as this is the only emotional universe I can adequately judge. You may want to complement this article by reading here, here, here, …

Think deeper

Do not speed up, jumping from one idea to another. Take an idea and try to think about it. When you exhausted the things that come to mind, take a break. Then think again, and this time become creative. Think deeper. Read here, here, here, here, and here. Creativity on demand OK, the language I …

Top 10 Memory Games for Kids and Their Benefits

All parents desire that their kids get the best possible privilege to have a good shot at opportunities in the course of their lives. One of the ways they seek to achieve this is by ensuring the child has a strong academic background and develops a sound memory. Parents desire that their kids get productively …

Why should I learn to play the guitar?

Almost everybody wants to play the guitar, but very few people actually play guitar well. Why my kids play guitar and you should also try to play guitars? How to fight the urge to quit? How much to invest in this hobby? I will try to address all these questions. For more information read here,  …

Bitlife gaming experience

My son installed a mobile game called bitlife. It sounds fun and I decided to give it a try. The game is strangely addictive due to the surprise element. It is only strangely educative for its 17+ ranking. To play or not? This game is addictive and different. It is probably not for kids, but …

Using brands and logos for visualization

In some of my courses, I suggest using brands and logos for the visualization of complex ideas. I kind of assume that this is straightforward… What if it isn’t? Here I provide more guidelines and ideas… Avoid abstractions Our language is full of abstractions. When we visualize, we should really avoid abstractions, because how do …

Elegance and minimalism as a cultural quality

Japanese culture is minimalistic and elegant. What can we learn from it, and how can we implement the best sides of this culture? Do we really need all the stuff that we have, and what price do we pay for it? Elegance and minimalism also cost money. What is the best tradeoff? I will share …

Reimagining a pen

I am considering a new business. For a couple of weeks, I have been working with friends and family members trying to reimagine one of the most common and wildly used items: a pen.  This is a creativity exercise with a very real expected output. Join me on my quest for the perfect pen. Knives, …

Eiffel and genius

Some people are outliers. Today we think about Elon Musk. History is full of such people. What makes them different and what can we learn from them? I want to discuss today a less known genius Gustave Eiffel, who was like Elon Musk one hundred years ago. Reading or researching biographies is a nice speedreading …

Daydreaming before the year ends

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Before this year ends, let me suggest a daydreaming exercise.  Enjoy the longest nights of the year and prepare for the next year. Realign your goals and your values. Most importantly enjoy a peaceful night. You deserve it. More reading here, here, here, here, and here. The miracle of revival Somehow the week around the longest …