Win a Signed Copy of “The Myths of Creativity”

Growing up, I always loved advent calendars. Opening those little boxes every day in December is always so exciting. So this year, as a thank you for all your support of The Myths of Creativity, I’ve decided to do a autographed book giveaway ADVENT STYLE.

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I’m giving away 25 signed copies of The Myths of Creativity over the next 25 days. (Technically, I’m giving away all 25 copies on December 25 but the spirit is there.)

In the spirit of giving, I’ve designed this giveaway so that if you share the opportunity with others…you increase your chances of winning. For every person you tell about this giveaway who enters, you’ll receive TWO MORE entries into the contest. Every time you share you increase your chances of winning.

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In addition, EVERYONE who enters will get access to a host of exclusive resources absolutely free. You can check out the resources here: (As a subscriber, you’ve hopefully already checked these resources out.)

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Forbes: Is Your Big Business Idea Small Enough to Succeed?

My new piece for was published yesterday. The article, “Is Your Big Business Idea Small Enough to Succeed?,” examines the founder of Bonobos, Andy Dunn, and his strategy for starting the company with just one pair of pants. Having a focused product strategy has a lot of benefits, and being all things to all people has a lot of drawbacks. Want to hear more, check out the article on

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HBR: The Irresistible Allure of Pre-crastination

My newest piece for Harvard Business Review blog is up. Titled “The Irresistible Allure of Pre-crastination,” this piece examine some fascinating research on what the researchers have labelled PRE-crastination. Too often when asked to complete a task, we jump right into trying to get it done and can sometimes choose a method of completion that is more difficult than what we would have considered if we took a pause and thought through the process. It’s not an endorsement of procrastination, instead a warning to think before you act.

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The Truth About Creativity – A FREE Virtual Conference

The Conference

Join me in one month for an amazing virtual conference featuring more than 30 of the top thinkers on creativity and innovation. Find out more at:

We tend to think about creativity in terms that are reminiscent of the ancient muses. We talk about being divinely inspired or have flashes of insight, like creativity is only open to a lucky few.  The truth is that we are all able to be creative on demand and improve our capacity to develop novel, useful ideas that will keep ourselves and our organizations competitive.

Based on my best-selling book The Myths of Creativity, I will be bringing together 30+ renowned experts on creativity and innovation for a series of 30 minute video interviews. This conference will teach you strategies to enhance your creative capacity and activities you can apply to your life the same day. Together we will explore the secrets of the world’s most innovative companies and the truth about creativity.

The Truth about Creativity is available for FREE online from June 2 – 6, 2014!

Whether you are looking to increase creative capacity of yourself, your team or your entire company, this conference has something for you.

Hope to see you there!

The Truth about Creativity Virtual Conference
Dates: June 2-6, 2014
Price: FREE
Where: Sign up online at