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My TEDx Talk: The Milky Way Brain

My TEDx Talk: The Milky Way Brain

I was invited to speak at  TEDX Livermore on June 8, 2013.  The theme for this TEDx was CREATING OUR FUTURE: INNOVATE + EDUCATE. I spoke on “The Milky Way Brain”  (or “How To Get More Aha! Insights”)–and had the audience of 350+  write on 3×5 cards […]

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The “Burn Baby Burn” FocusCatalyst

The “Burn Baby Burn” FocusCatalyst

You really can’t be very innovative when you’re feeling bad. Neuroscience research shows that when you are uptight and upset, your otherwise clear-thinking mind shuts down. It needs to relax to innovate. This Burn Baby Burn FocusCatalyst is the best one to use when you are very upset […]

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The “Milky Way Brain” and the Neuroscience of Insight

The “Milky Way Brain” and the Neuroscience of Insight

I’m fascinated by the neuroscience of insight. We’ve all experienced going from not having a clue what the solution is to a vexing problem and then… You’re in the shower and you get an “aha!” insight—but you don’t just come up with “a” solution to add to a list of possible ones to consider.

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Business Storms and Brainstorming

Business Storms and Brainstorming

Brainstorming.

We all know the drill. The rules for it have been around for decades: Go for quantity, not quality. Postpone judgment. Build on the ideas of others. Every person and idea has equal worth. Etc. But few are brainstorming new ways to brainstorm.

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