Thursday, September 14, 2006

Think like a child...

I believe the key to creativity is thinking like a child. If we as adults could have the knowledge we have now, but be able to have the unconstrained mind of a child, imagine what ideas we could come up with.

Unfortunately, I think it is often our gain in knowledge of the world as we get older that often constrains our thinking. Here are 101 ways to brew up a new idea (which somehow were printed on a coffee mug). If you notice, many of the items are related to children's activities... Even if the activities on the list don't produce the next great idea for you, I think there is something to be said for keeping your mind malleable to new ways of thinking, which unfortunately, often seems to have a negative correlation with increased age. (see previous post on maintaining the status quo)

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