Try these tools to boost your creativity:
- Check out Gerald Haman's "KnowBrainer" pocket solution tool at www.solutionpeople.com.
- Read Jordan Ayan's book Aha! 10 Ways to Free Your Creative Spirit and Find Your Great Ideas (Crown Trade Paperbacks, $15, www,create-it.com)
- Brainstorm your perfect business using Thinkpak: A Brainstorming Card Deck by Michael Michalko (Ten Speed Press, $16.95, 800-841-2665).
- "Mind-mapping" is like wearing X-ray glasses to look inside your own head. To mind-map your entrepreneurial future, read The Mind Map Book: How to Use Radiant Thinking to Maximize Your Brain's Untapped Potential by Tony Buzan (Plume, $22.95, www.pinguinputnam.com)
- Turn your computer into a creative muse with IdeaFisher 6.0 ($109.95 street), interactive software from IdeaFisher Systems Inc. that helps you create great ideas. Test drive it at www.ideafisher.com
- Want to learn how to create like a genius? Read Michael J. Gelb's masterpiece, How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day (Delacorte Press, $24.95, www.randomhouse.com).