Here is an excerpt from the October Wired Magazine interview with Steven Johnson and Kevin Kelly. This part is so mission critical to the success of your ideas.

(NOTE: This note was inspired by a quote shared via Spike Humer:
”If you want to sail your ship in a different direction, you must […]

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At ThoughtOffice, we’ve made a real emphasis on helping users move from “idea hamsters” to producers. Why? Because in the real world, it’s APPLIED CREATIVITY that moves us forward. Now, this is not being critical of true artists. People who have the freedom to create with no end game in sight are great. But in my world, we have to create something of value that people will exchange for some other value (money, for instance).

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How does ThoughtOffice Compare to MindMapping? First, let me state I’m a big fan of visualization of ideas. Get me within 10 feet of a whiteboard and I can’t help but grab a dry erase pen, pop the cap and start doodling. I’ll share where that came from someday. Suffice to say, when your big brother is on stage making a presentation and you just KNOW you can do better, you grab the pen and prove it…

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An Innovation in Online Media

On December 25, 2009 By

Today’s post is about a new launch we’ve been working on for well over a year now… some say since 1998. It’s not about brainstorming… but it IS an innovation. And it took plenty of brainstorming to pull it together.

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An Answer to Cancer?

On December 22, 2009 By

Creativity and innovation come from asking all sorts of questions. Either previously unasked, or just asked from a fresh perspective.

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A Super Collider Update

On December 22, 2009 By

As anyone who follows this blog knows, we are Big Fans of Big Science. The more it looks like Star Trek, the better we seem to like it. This time, I’d like to share a little update on one of our favorite projects, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

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A Super Collider of Ideas

On December 22, 2009 By

The Large Hadron Super Collider at CERN is just about to go live. This summer ought to see a massive number of sparks flying at the subatomic level. New microphotographs of protons smashing together at 99.99999% of the speed of light (186,282.46 miles per second in a vacuum, if I remember correctly from my youth).

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This week, TED Talks posted a presentation by Saul Griffith that pushed a lot of my personal “geek” buttons – making electrical power with kites! All of us here at ThoughtOffice have a little bit of granola-crunching hippie inside us. We’ve shared many conversations about renewable energy, and leaving the planet a little better than we found it. Now, I’ll get off the pulpit, and let you watch the video:

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A recent episode of the new PBS series Wired Science featured an awesomely cool little toy that we Baby Boomers may recall, but which is now just about extinct… the chemistry set!

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