OK, you’ve set your mind to be more creative/innovative, but where do you start? I’m sure you’ve heard the expression “everyone’s a critic”. It describes the (good? bad?) habit people have of critiquing things that they find faulty or not up to their expectation. The next time you find yourself in that situation, do 2 […]
Barbie and the Curse of Knowledge
Innovation doesn’t always come from experts. Beware of the “curse of knowledge” It’s the early 1950s. Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara play with paper dolls, and noticed that she often enjoyed giving them adult roles. At the time, most children’s toy dolls were representations of infants. Realizing that there could be a gap in the […]
Turn on your photographer / innovator’s mind
A lot of people don’t consider themselves very creative or innovative and yet they can be excellent photographers Now, you may ask: what does being a photographer have to do with being an innovator? To me the thought process is the same. You weren’t born a photographer but at some point you made a conscious choice to buy a […]
Are you the creative type?
Let me start with this a true, personal anecdote… Many years ago, I was at a party chitchatting with a young lady, when the inevitable “what do you do for a living” question came up. The following ensued (with some embellishments): Her: what do you do for a living? Me: why don’t you guess? (I […]