2018 – Happy New Year: Ready for New Risks?

What New Risks are there? Most risks are the same as in the old year and previous ones, of course, but the level of some is new. We all need to watch our supply chains even more closely than ever, because Brexit is looming.  Go to the link. Cyberrisks are growing, as...

New Year Non-fiction Book Offer

Why a New Year Offer? I have made a Christmas offer of my detective novel, Accounting for Murder, Double Entry, for FREE on Kindle for the five days ending today, 22nd December 2017. It has been so successful that I wanted to offer some of my other books, the...

The fifth phase of the creative process: elaboration

Why is elaboration a phase in the creative process? Elaboration is listed fifth in the seven steps of the creative process that I have written about. It comes after you have done your preparation, allowed time for incubation,  had some inspiration and carried out your...

The fourth phase of the creative process: evaluation

What is evaluation? Evaluation is the fourth of the seven steps of the creative process in business which I have written about. This is the process of deciding whether to commit your time and money to a particular project. Not every idea is worth following up. You...

The second phase of the creative process: incubation

Why do ideas need incubation? Incubation is the time when the mind works behind the scenes. A lot of your best work is actually done when you are not consciously doing it! Ideas seem to sort themselves out. Perspective develops. You can suddenly see why something was...