Archive for the creativity Category


Posted in creativity on 06/08/2014 by mark novelli

VIDEO: Walt Disney Studios 12 principles of animation

Posted in creativity on 05/15/2014 by mark novelli

10 creative rituals you should steal

Posted in creativity on 04/21/2014 by mark novelli













Great article at 99U. I am trying to add as many of these as I can to my life. Here is an overview:

1. Take a Quarterly Vacation

2. Hold a “Retrospective” After Projects

3. Write Every Day

4. Create an “Interesting People Fund”

5. Keep “Tear Sheets” to Get Inspired

6. Nap Every Day

7. Envision What You Will Be Remembered For

8. Brainstorm at the Bar

9. Get Out of the Building

10. Engage in “Morphological Synthesis”

29 ways to stay creative

Posted in creativity on 04/07/2014 by mark novelli


Ever feel unproductive? These 5 tips may help.

Posted in creativity on 03/31/2014 by mark novelli

I have certainly had a few days where I just didn’t feel very productive. I found this article to be helpful:


Posted in creativity on 03/17/2014 by mark novelli

I love to learn about how really creative people do what they do. This interview with Ricky Gervais is really fascinating — I can see how his approach translated into the Office and other projects he has created. (there is a little explicit language in this).

The power of the power nap

Posted in creativity on 03/02/2014 by mark novelli

I have always been a believer in the power nap. Now I have the data to back it up.


Inspiring Video on Creativity by Ira Glass

Posted in creativity on 02/09/2014 by mark novelli

Happy 30th Birthday Mac!

Posted in communication, creativity, technology on 01/26/2014 by mark novelli

Brainwriting – better than brainstorming?

Posted in creativity on 01/14/2014 by mark novelli


We do a fair amount of meetings around IMAGO that are centered around idea generation. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our process. I ran across this article about leading certain kinds of meetings using a brainwriting instead of traditional brainstorming techniques. I am going to give it a try and I’ll let you know what I think.

Have any of you tried this approach?


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