Having read 50 books in 2012, I upped the ante this year. I still have about 200 pages to go of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and doubt that I’ll be able to finish it before 2014 steps in. So here is my list of books read in 2013. 83 in all – one book […]
Read the original piece here. Let me start by wishing each one of you a very happy new year. For those entrepreneurs who have been in the business, may this be the year of the big leap. For those to-be entrepreneurs who’ve been sitting on the fence and tossing between ‘should-I-should-not’, may this be the […]
Read the original piece here. When YourStory.in asked me to write a monthly piece on design and entrepreneurship, I thought it was a perfect chance for me to reflect on my own entrepreneurial journey as a design entrepreneur. A great opportunity to walk down memory lane, bask in the glory of the unique eureka moments, […]
It often takes years for the academic world to catch up to the breakneck pace of technology. But a new study from Center and American University’s Washington College of Law recently examined the issue of copyright and creativity and came to some interesting – and surely controversial – conclusions. Read the complete article.
Small children spend much of their time playing and most have no fears about the challenge facing them as they set about painting a picture or modelling with play dough. Children are equally at home when improvising their own songs and playing with musical instruments, although putting them in the spotlight without first preparing the […]
Whether your chosen medium is pictures or language, food or formulas, everyone has the capacity to be creative in their work. But we can often lose our motivation to create, making it difficult to stay focused and excited on a project. So how does one keep their creative well from drying up? Read this fantastic […]
I am often asked by managers and business people that I meet: How can I get great ideas? I tend to answer this question with a metaphor: Getting ideas is like catching butterflies. So what can you do to catch butterflies? Of course, you can equip yourself with a net and run madly behind a […]
There is a vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging. When we draw and paint, certainly we delve deep into the springs of vitality, increasing our sense of self worth, determination, and achievement. But the University of Kentucky’s Prof. David Snowdon, who tracked the health of 678 Catholic nuns over 70 in his important […]
Are you stressed due to overwork? Do your colleagues and subordinates find you too boring to involve in a discussion? Are you working in an overly serious environment that is affecting your creativity? Don’t worry. All you need is ‘humour’ to get out of such situation. Read the complete story.
An artist wakes up one morning and gets an idea for a painting. A copywriter walks on the riverside and a great campaign takes shape. A musician stumbles upon a homeless man and an excellent composition comes alive. How often we hear this and wonder why ideas come this way only to others and not […]