"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Monday, March 9, 2009


According to creativity consultant Charles 'Chic' Thompson, writing in his 'What a Great Idea! Key Steps Creative People Take' (1992), the following are the 'Top Ten Idea-Friendly Times', counting downwards:

10) while performing manual labour;

9) while listening to a church sermon;

8) on waking up in the middle of the night;

7) while exercising;

6) during leisure reading;

5) during a boring meeting;

4) while falling asleep or waking up;

3) while commuting to work;

2) while taking a bath or shaving;

1) while sitting on the toilet bowl!

It looks like 'Taiwan's Modern Toilet Restaurant' as featured in this link might have been some Taiwanese guy's bright spark while sitting on a toilet bowl!

['What a Great Idea! Key Steps Creative People Take' (1992) has been reprinted as 'What a Great Idea! 2.0 Unlocking Your Creativity in Business & in Life' (2007). Content-wise, it's the same book.]

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