How To Come Up With Great Ideas: 5 Tips from the Experts


1. Find connections between things. – Steve Jobs

2. The best way to come up with new ideas is to get really bored. – Neil Geiman

3. Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folder messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies; frequent coffee houses and other  liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle; reinvent. Build a tangled bank. – Steven Johnson

4. Keep a notebook beside your bed…If you write in bed in the early morning (as I do occasionally) you occupy an intriguing part of your consciousness, somewhere between dreaming and wakefulness. -Robert McCrum

5. Ideas come out of the corner of the eye, or in the shower, when we’re not trying. – Seth Godin

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12 Quotes to Inspire You to Take Risk and Follow Your Dream


1.    “If you’re going to be thinking, you may as well think big.” – Donald Trump

2.    “It doesn’t matter how far you might rise, at some point you’re bound to stumble. And when you do, there is something I want you to remember: No such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us into another direction.” – Oprah Winfrey

3.    “Plans or no plans, keep a little space in your heart for the improbable. You won’t regret it. – Elizabeth Warren

4.    “Challenge the known and embrace the unknown.” – Guy Kawasaki

5.    “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Goethe

6.    “Adventure is what happens when you just did something stupid.” -Professor Bernie

7.    “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

8.    “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” – African proverb

9.    “Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.” – Steve Jobs

10.Two roads diverged in a wood, and I . . . I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

11.“Let’s make a dent in the universe.” -Steve Jobs

12.“And people who take risk intelligently can actually make a lot more progress than people who don’t.” –Reid Hoffman