Vote for Me Today!
GOOD NEWS! I've just been nominated as a "Top 5 Speaker" in the field of innovation & creativity by a prestigious speaker's bureau. Now the fun begins... and the voting.
If you have 30 seconds and feel that I have made a meaningful contribution to this field, click the link below, scroll down to #7, and check the box next to "Mitchell Ditkoff." Thanks!November 27, 2009
Sand Animation from the Ukraine
This is a mind blower -- the winner of Ukraine's "You Got Talent" award expressing the history of her country via sand animation. (Thanks to my son, Jesse, for the heads up).November 17, 2009
The Top 100 Learning Tools of 2009
Jane surveyed 278 top learning professionals to generate this list, so a good deal of thought and consensus has gone into it. Some of these tools you already know about. Some you don't.November 15, 2009
"The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child." - Thomas Edison November 11, 2009
Here Come the 15-Year Olds!
Tom Peters once said that unless 20% of a company's workforce was under the age of 20, they didn't have a chance.
Their creativity and resourcefulness blow my mind. See the image above? Photoshopped by Jesse, my son. If you have a photo or illustration that needs to be tweaked, repaired, refined, improved, or manipulated in any way, he's your guy. Forget about outsourcing to a 30-year old from Mumbai. How about a 15-year old from Woodstock? Faster, cheaper, and cooler.
Contact Jesse today: firstname.lastname@example.org.November 03, 2009
14 Ways to Get Breakthrough Ideas
Here are 14 ways to get breakthrough ideas, excerpted from my ChangeThis Manifesto, available here for downloading.
1. Follow your fascination
3. Tolerate ambiguity
4. Make new connections
6. Define the right challenge
7. Listen to your subconscious
8. Take a break
9. Notice and challenge existing patterns and trends
10. Hang out with diverse groups of people
12. Look for happy accidents
13. Use creative thinking techniques
14. Suspend logic
Additional catalysts for generating breakthrough ideas can be found here.