What’s the best way to go about turning ideas into reality? This post looks at creativity, communication and inspiration, drawing on wise words from Susan Cain, Tim Ferriss and Brix Smith-Start.
It is my honour to share this excellent guest post from Helen Reynolds (aka @HelReynolds on Twitter), marking the occasion of her tenth Twitterversary by looking at ten ways Twitter has changed her in ten years.
Where does creativity spring from? Brian Koppelman’s fascinating podcast conversation with Geddy Lee of Rush offers some possible answers to this impossible question.
Words – written or spoken, whispered or sung – can take you to some fantastic place. Celebrating the lovely writing of Chris Difford.
Why do you write? How do you write? This post looks at the why and the how of writing. My friends Heather Bussing, Mic Wright and Neil Morrison – each of whom writes both regularly and well – have kindly contributed a few words on their own experiences as writers. I also share some choice […]
White rabbits!* Welcome to the second half of 2017. Welcome to the rest of your life. From this point on, you can create the world and the life that you want. You have it in you. All you need is the idea. The well of inspiration is potentially depthless. Ideas can transform everything. This is […]
Worry and fear form an endlessly twisting path that may or may not have failure at its end. If you find yourself on this path, ask yourself: How bad is it, really? Rock stars who whinge about heroin withdrawal are crybabies. So opines Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones in his autobiography, Life.* Drawing on […]
Creativity is in all of us, in one form or another. How best to bring it out? Taking an idea from thought to expression is often about giving inspiration the chance to strike. If you know me, you know I like a good spot of serendipity. Very close together t’other day (Monday 3 October 2016, […]
How can you bottle success? How can you sustain a winning streak into ongoing triumph? In most cases, the answer is not to be found in seeing what worked before, extrapolating the recipe for success, and repeating. It’s about change and the taking of chances. I love this simple definition of success from Dior Couture […]
Twitter offers connection across all boundaries and beauty in brevity. So will the rumoured extension of tweet lengths spoil Twitter’s ‘thing’? And just what is Twitter’s ‘thing’ anyway? Are you ready for the era of the tall tweet? Coming this year, the rumoured increase in tweet lengths from 140 characters to perhaps as many as […]