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Archived Since:April 9, 2010

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Less Labor Works Better: The Value of Mind-Wandering

The amateur lets the mind wander vagrantly. The over-worked expert demands the mind work 17 hours a day. Somewhere between is the business artistry talent of deliberate daydreaming. read more

How to Live the Brave Story You Must Write

Buzzing stories tell you that you have no choice. The voice of your Brave Story reminds you that you have choices to be brave with your time every single day. If you can see the choices you daily make in responding to circumstances, maybe you can start to make more intentional choices to write the Brave Story you must tell. read more

5 Foundations to Flourish?

What distinguishes creatives and business artists who flourish has less to do with wealth, ease, or freedom from challenge. Creativity consultant Jeffrey Davis breaks down his own case studies and compares them to the literature on human flourishing. read more

Artful Stupidity, Curiosity's Wiser Cousin

Curiosity is a hungry emotion that can get satiated. Left to its own devices, the curious writer or innovator could become an information-bloated blow-hard. What to do? How to tame curiosity’s desire to know without squelching its necessary drive? read more

The Art of Prioritizing Projects

When working on multiple projects, at least one key difference exists between those creatives and business artists who flounder and those who flourish. Their ability to learn to discern. read more

Give & Take with Wise Failure

Marketing befuddles lots of well-intending, creative-minded people. Creativity consultant Jeffrey Davis offers reframes and ideas on "Wise Failure." read more

A Ripe Time for Introverted Creatives

Imagine if Jonas Salk had at last discovered the polio vaccine and kept it to himself. That would be irresponsible, wouldn't it? read more

Why We Have More Courage to Create in the Middle Years

Why are more people in their 40s, 50, and 60s in the early 21st century rising to their creative calling and producing valuable work? The answer might have to do with the very factors that make taking the leap challenging to begin with. read more

Can You Feel the Most Contagious Emotion?

Jonah Berger's dazzling new book Contagious sheds light on how highly shared content evokes especially one emotion. What the book doesn't offer is why we need that emotion and how we can evoke it in our content without being manipulative. read more

Feeling the Most Contagious Emotion When You Create & Market

Jonah Berger's dazzling new book Contagious sheds light on how highly shared content evokes especially one emotion. What the book doesn't offer is why we need that emotion and how we can evoke it in our content without being manipulative. read more

The 48-Hour Sulk Rule & the Creative’s Occupational Hazard

Between bolstering up and ranting, there might be a middle way when responding to criticism: the 48-hour sulk rule. Find out how. read more

The Psychology of Rejection & Criticism with Mark McGuinness

Criticism paralyzes some potentially creative people, but developing resilience in the face of rejection can help people realize their creative aspirations. read more

A Call to Wonder in an Age of Disruption

We’re in an age of disruption. We’re in a state of wonder. No surprise. With quick perspective on our own times of radical change, we also can consider what to do creatively. read more

The Science of Creative Insight & Yoga

Yoga aids creativity? At first pass, that claim might seem a New Age stretch. But correlations between studies in yoga and studies in creativity suggest that the Stings and Russell Simmonses of the world are onto something. read mor...

Science of Creativity Moves into the Body

Five thinkers pave the way to understanding how the body helps us learn and create. Jeffrey Davis introduces these movers and shakers and poses their works' implications. read more

Something Startling This Way Comes

Wonder's roles in crisis can inform today's storytellers and business artists. read more

Wonder with a Thousand Faces Part 1

Wonder has many more faces and varieties than the wide-eyed one. If we want to tell, design, and live out enduring stories that matter - about ourselves, the adult world, the future, or fictional places - we would do well to track wonder in all of its forms. Story strategist and creativity consultant Jeffrey Davis gives a tour. read more

A Job as Creative Quest

To change a mindset incrementally requires a creative cognitive reframe and practical cognitive tools. For some despondent or near-burnt out workers, a quest might be the thing to change their channel. read more

Tracking Wonder & Making More Time to Create

Awe expands time, and busy people can actually gain time by priming their creative mind. read more

The Problem-Solution Paradox of Creativity

To thrive as a creative means you must be an agile problem-solver. Consultant Jeffrey Davis explains how it's necessary to willingly track problems yet not over-focus when solving them. read more

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