Over the last couple of years, I wrote a big book about creating. About different aspects of how people come together to create things.  Some are light, like the first entry about coffee, and others are more dense.  Would love comments, as I learn how to make this a more streamlined book…..

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

I’m going to create a metaphor for creative behavior using a scientific principle. I’m doing it because the comparison helps illustrate the behavior, and because I really like it. The concept is called the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. I know, relax. Werner Heisenberg was a physicist in the 1920’s through 60’s.He noticed that when you observe a particle (stay with me…

Thinking and Creating

There are a hell of a lot of ways to describe the way our brain functions and then to put some labels on them. Here are some different thoughts on some thoughts about thoughts. First, here’s a description that a lot of us are now familiar with. Left Brain and Right Brain. Here is a quick review. You see there’s…

Tricking the Brain to Play Part One

It’s no small feat to innovate. To create. To get yourself into the mind-set of that kind of thinking, that kind of play. I think it is especially difficult for the average citizen, particularly in business or science or academics, to create, to play.  Much of the time these types are about importance and seriousness. To switch into that creative mode, that reckless disorder that is play, is not only extremely confronting, but downright hard.