I believe the ability to gather, organize, distill and share information is a key to success as a creator in today’s hyper-fast, disruptive business environment. I’m always looking for new ways to think about this process. That’s why I was totally intrigued when my colleague Carla Johnson shared a 3-step process for distilling observations in her new book, RE:Think Innovation.
I recently conducted an experiment with visual collaboration tool Miro to see if I could use it to recreate popular brainstorming techniques. The results turned out better than I could have imagined. In this post, I share 8 tools I created using Miro’s flexible toolset.
Visual writing tool Speare makes it easy to brainstorm using divergent and convergent thinking tevhniques. This new video shows how.
OpenGenius CEO Chris Griffiths explains the thinking behind Ayoa’s new whiteboard capabilities. It’s a solid strategy to improve creativity.
Last month, I gave a presentation to the Unmistakable Creative Listener Tribe on the topic of creativity and mind mapping software. In it I revealed: Why mind mapping software is perfectly aligned with the way your brain thinks How it enables whole-brained thinking How it supports both divergent and convergent modes of thinking How it […]
One of the challenges that users of mind mapping software face is that we’re all left on our own to figure out how to use it. Most of us are able to master the basics pretty quickly – adding topics and arranging them, and using it as a basic outliner to capture their ideas. But […]
If you’re just trying to get a job done, then you don’t need mind mapping software. If you’re a rebel, an entrepreneur trying to make a dent in the universe, then it’s a must!
Are you a victim of information overwhelm? It has very real consequences for your brain: It increases stress and makes it almost impossible for you to think creatively and productively. That’s why Jon Ward created Braincat, a web-based thinking tool that can help you absorb, organize and make sense out of the deluge of knowledge, data and information that’s coming at you.
Mind mapping software is a powerful tool to brainstorm ways to improve your creativity, impact and effectiveness in your work. My e-course shows you how.
Doug O’Neill, in his Verbal to Visual Blog, describes visual thinking as a new language that genius can use to express itself. He says that since he began sketchnoting, he believes he has become more creative. Here, I riff on his deep thoughts.