- Parental Enthusiasm and Childhood Branding
Advice from The Simple Dollar for parents struggling to avoid or at least minimize theimpact of the powerful marketing forces directed at their kids. Ideas on how to avoid branded toys and other items and, as they grow, to explain how marketing works.
Tags: toys branding parenting children consumerism
- Five Tips for the GTD Beginner
A good reminder of GTD basics from Hidden Dragon BizBlog. Build a trusted system, get the right tools for the job, focus on next actions, follow through, and be aware of what works and what doesn’t work. Includes links to other useful GTD posts.
Tags: gtd advice tips tools
- Public Domain Collection
A flickr-based collection of public-domain images from US government sources. Material produced by the US gov’t belongs to the public and can be used freely. Some good stuff here, including historical images, photos of government officials, and posters.
Tags: photography free images photos
Last Updated on August 15, 2018
Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas
Kirby Ferguson has written a summary for the book A Technique for Producing Ideas. Generating good idea is a fine art, if you have mastered it you will be successful in many fields. The author of the book, James Young, describes five steps on a technique of combining old elements together:
- Gather new material, both specific and general.
- The Mental Digestive Process
- Drop it
- Poof, the idea appears
- Work it
Kirby also brought out his own thoughts – drop down every ideas you have in mind – You mind is not always as good as paper and sometimes it only stays for a short period of time. After you’ve dropped your ideas into your notepad, you will also have extra chances of linking and modifying your ideas together.
Book summary: A Technique for Producing Ideas – [Goodie Bag]