Category Archives: Creativity

Innovation vs. Invention vs. Creativity

There is so much talk about innovation these days, it’s hard to sometimes distinguish the signal from the noise. In fact, the word innovation gets thrown around so much that it leaves people wondering: What’s really innovative? Well, most of … Continue reading




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Using Boredom to Help Students Learn

What do you get when you take the technology away from a group of 10 and 11 year olds and ask them to be creative with a handful of household objects? Well, Thomas Fraser, a teacher at Crestwood Elementary School … Continue reading




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Where Does Value Come From?

Where does value come from? What makes people willing to pay $50 for a t-shirt that’s just like the one that ten other people are wearing in the club? What makes people pay a premium for Apple products with features … Continue reading




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Making People Dance Instead of Jaywalk

I love anything that is fun and investigates human psychology, especially crowd psychology, and the investigation of how you can use fun to potentially influence human behavior for social good (i.e. the piano stairs example I’ve shared before). Nobody likes … Continue reading




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Improving Education for 20 Cents a Student

I love examples of simple, inexpensive solutions that solve important problems. Solutions like the water bottle light, the gravity light, etc., and Mike Freeston was kind enough to send this most recent example that I will share with you today. … Continue reading




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Your Chance to Help Overworked Entrepreneurs

Life for a busy entrepreneur regular working 60 hours a week can lead to a struggle with maintaining a healthy weight. You may find that you are eating out for convenience and getting to the gym very infrequently (if at … Continue reading




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Your Chance to Help Working Professionals

Today life in our college years feels somehow more manageable than the hectic pace of the working professional. Somehow it feels like it was easier then to eat reasonably well and to stay in good shape. Recent college graduates feel … Continue reading




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Your Chance to Help Middle-Age Guys (and Gals) Get Fit

Here is your chance to help every middle-aged guy (or gal) who’s struggling with the inevitable progression of age. What used to be easy isn’t anymore! Maybe you (or a friend) used to be a big runner and counted on … Continue reading




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Your Chance to Help Working Moms (and Dads)

Working Moms (and Dads) struggle to get a healthy meal on the table for their family every night during the week without resorting to fast food (or any other fast, but unhealthy alternatives). If you have an idea to help … Continue reading




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How would you create an oil lamp out of an orange?

Often innovation comes as a result of someone looking at things differently. And as I’ve laid out in the Eight I’s of Infinite Innovation framework, innovation starts with inspiration. If you missed haven’t seen the framework, click the link in … Continue reading




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