When you’re stuck on a project and need an idea, what do you do? Do you stare at it, beating your head against the desk and straining for insight? There’s a better way. Today’s guest, Nick Tasler, shares a phenomenon called The Kafka Effect and how it can help us generate creative ideas and make valuable new connections.
On today’s episode I’m going to share four books I think you should read in 2017. These are not new books, and a few of them are actually many years old. However, they are books that I either recently read, or go back to over and over, and that I’ve not heavily recommended before.
What you put in your head often determines the quality of your ideas. However, many creative pros are less than purposeful about the kinds of stimuli they allow into their mind, and are not intentionally seeking new ideas by playing with ideas and trying to conenct dots. In this episode, I share three steps to putting together a study plan, and using it to help you generate great ideas for your business and clients.
Whether you lead a team or you aspire to, there are certain skills that you need to learn in order to succeed. However, some of those skills are not so intuitive. Today, I share three specific, though not-so-intuitive skills that everyone should develop whether they lead a team or simply have to collaborate with others.
Your best ideas won’t come from staring harder at a problem, they’ll come from immersing yourself in the ideas and thoughts of others. The best way to do this is by immersing yourself in great books. However, each book you read deserves a different amount of your finite resources.