Ideas

5 Thought Experiments to Test Your Business Idea
Business Ideas

5 Thought Experiments to Test Your Business Idea

A seemingly good idea with flaws can cause the entire foundation to collapse, while a questionable idea with more merits than faults might be abandoned despite having a real shot at success.
Jayson DeMers
To Get People to Back Your Ideas, First Find the Right People
Ideas

To Get People to Back Your Ideas, First Find the Right People

Tap relationships – and needs – to get traction for your projects.
Poornima Vijayashanker
7 Ways Growing Your Startup Is Like Writing a Novel
Writing

7 Ways Growing Your Startup Is Like Writing a Novel

It starts with an idea and, unless you're willing to work hard and risk falling on your face, that's all it will ever be.
Jon Nastor
14 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
Creativity

14 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

ADHD is good, you can learn from freestyle rappers and forget other people's opinions.
Andrew Medal
4 Lessons From a Man Who Knows How to 'Get Things Done'
Business Ideas

4 Lessons From a Man Who Knows How to 'Get Things Done'

David Allen, who book "Getting Things Done" spawned a movement, shares why you need an "external brain" and the best way to treat social media.
Eric Siu
Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.
Inventing

Want to Test Your Product Idea? Join the Makers.

Bringing your goods to a Maker Faire will grant you a creative audience that will test your designs. This worked wonders for the creator of a rubber band shotgun.
Stephen Key
Be an Idea Machine: Your Weekly Tips
Weekly Tips Roundup

Be an Idea Machine: Your Weekly Tips

Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec, David Link of The Wonderfactory and Nikki Kaufman of Normal share how they foster creativity.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
The Accidental Entrepreneur: 3 Tales of Entrepreneurial 'Eureka' Moments
Entrepreneurs

The Accidental Entrepreneur: 3 Tales of Entrepreneurial 'Eureka' Moments

Sometimes life throws you a curveball -- and it just may mean opportunity. Here's the story of ordinary people who fell into big ideas and took them all the way to the bank.
John Patrick Pullen
Got a Business Idea? Here's How to See If It's Sustainable.
Ready To Launch

Got a Business Idea? Here's How to See If It's Sustainable.

Ideas come in many shapes and sizes, but not all "good" ideas are created equal.
Jayson DeMers
8 Ways to Get Your Team Thinking Creatively Like Children
Creativity

8 Ways to Get Your Team Thinking Creatively Like Children

Want to encourage an anything-goes mindset? Look no further than the pint-sized inspirations around us.
Peter Gasca
A Surprising and Unlikely Place to Look for Product Ideas
Business Ideas

A Surprising and Unlikely Place to Look for Product Ideas

When you invent with the market in mind, you set yourself up for success.
Stephen Key
Inventing a Small Improvement to an Existing Idea Is All It Takes
Ideas

Inventing a Small Improvement to an Existing Idea Is All It Takes

A simple thing I came up with while doing something I love continued to sell for a decade.
Stephen Key
6 High-Tech Mother's Day Gifts Mom Will Love
Gifts

6 High-Tech Mother's Day Gifts Mom Will Love

From an activity-tracking Swarovski crystal to a 'smart' caffeine machine, here's a fresh batch of gifts with a tech twist sure to make Mom smile on her special day and beyond.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Working on a Good Idea Beats Dreaming About a Perfect Idea
Motivation

Working on a Good Idea Beats Dreaming About a Perfect Idea

Many entrepreneurs give up when they realize their great idea is flawed. Accept it and get to work improving it.
Daniel DiPiazza