Monthly Archives: April 2016

Where do creative ideas come from? 30 Thoughts on Creativity

There are no rules, you make your own rules, below are just personal experiences, adopt them, change them, create new ones, rewrite them: 1. Ignore everybody. 2. The idea does not have to be big. It just has to change … Continue reading

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Where do creative ideas come from?: Quit picking fights and go make something

You want to know where do creative ideas come from, look at what people complain about. Where there is a compliant, there is an idea for a solution. Steve Jobs created the iPad because he was annoyed by how the … Continue reading

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Where do creative ideas come from?: Leave home…

Lesogana le sa eteng le nyala kgaetšedi is an African Sepedi proverb which means if you do not travel, you will marry your own sister. You want good ideas? leave home, leave the city, the province, even the country. The brain gets too comfortable in it’s everyday surroundings. … Continue reading

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Where do creative ideas come from?: The response

My recent blog: “Where do creative ideas come from?: They are in your scrapbook” brought this response from Mutshidzi Nenzhelele. I like the analogy he uses of ideas as living spirits in the osmosis. Below is his response: What im about … Continue reading

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Where do creative ideas come from?: From freedom and responsibility #FreedomDay

Today marks the 22nd year of Freedom Day in South Africa. We will never forget the sacrifices and the high price that people paid for South Africa to be a constitutional democratic country. This freedom was certainly not free. Change came from … Continue reading

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Where do creative ideas come from?: They are in your scrapbook

If you have a thought but don’t write it down, by the next morning it may be gone forever. I always carry a small notebook and make daily lists, scribble ideas and jot down thoughts. I’m used to pulling my notebook … Continue reading

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Where do creative ideas come from?: Dad + Mom = You

A good example is genetics. You have a mother and you have a father. You posses features from both of them, but the sum total of you is bigger than their parts. You are a remix of your mom and … Continue reading

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Where do creative ideas come from?: They are stolen…

… or are they inspired? Let’s say they are stolen when they are not referenced and they are inspired when they are referenced. Every artist gets asked the question: “Where do you get your ideas?” The honest artist answers: “I … Continue reading

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Trust… Built When Nobody is Looking

We are all looking for someone to trust. People and institutions that will do what they say and say what they mean. Doctors put diplomas on the wall and wear white coats to say that you can trust them. We … Continue reading

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The happiness of pursuit

In the pursuit of happiness, we work hard towards achieving a goal, a bonus, a degree, a dream car and house, perfect partner. But more important in our pursuit to happiness, is our happiness in the pursuit. We must not … Continue reading

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