Table of Contents

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Preface

  • The Golden Age of Creativity
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction by Tanja Gabriele Baudson
  • Introduction by the Author

Creativity

  • What is Creativity?
  • How is Creativity Determined?
  • Advantages & Disadvantages of Creativity
  • Responsibility
  • The Idea Process

Organization

  • Creativity is More Than Just One Idea
  • Advantages of Organizing Creativity
  • Organization of Creativity
  • Organization of Creativity: Examples
  • Organization of Your Creativity

Organize Creativity!

  • Starting to Organize Creativity
  • I. Master the Topic
    • A Case for Hard Work
    • A Case for Time
    • Having too many Interests
    • Prioritizing Projects
    • Time Management
    • Task Management
    • Work Space
    • Developing Knowledge and Skills
  • II. Generate Ideas
    • Prerequisites for Generating Ideas
    • Time for Incubation
    • Creativity Techniques
    • Finding Problems
  • III. Capture Ideas
    • Why Capture Ideas?
    • How to Capture Ideas
    • Things to Keep in Mind in Capturing Ideas
    • Dealing with Social Pressure
    • Missed Ideas
    • Ways to Capture Ideas
    • Having Nothing to Capture
    • Capturing Ideas in Different Settings
  • IV. Collect Ideas
    • Difference Between Capturing & Collecting
    • Why Collect Ideas?
    • Main Criteria of an Idea Collection
    • Starting an Idea Collection
    • Ways to Collect Ideas
    • Using an Idea Collection
    • Collection Inbox
    • Structure of Individual Entries
    • Structure of the Idea Collection
    • Storing Reference Material
    • Protecting Your Idea Collection
  • V. Realize Creative Projects
    • About Realizing Creative Projects
    • Selecting a Suitable Project to Realize
    • Realizing a Creative Project
    • Steps in Realizing a Creative Project
    • Problems in Realizing a Creative Project
    • Feedback
    • Conveying Ideas
    • Worst Cases in Realizing Ideas
    • Non-realizable/Canceled Projects
    • Success
  • VI. Archive Creative Projects
    • About Archiving
    • What and Where to Archive
    • How to Archive
    • How to Archive: Examples

Tools

  • About Tools
  • Considerations Regarding Tools
  • Analog Tools
    • Pen & Paper
    • Paper: Variable Order
    • Paper: Fixed Order
    • Stationary Writing Surfaces
  • Digital Tools
    • Remarks About Digital Tools
    • Web-Based Tools and Cloud Services
  • Digital Tools: Hardware
    • (Smart-)Phones
    • Tablets (e.g., iPad)
    • Voice Recorders
    • (Video-)Cameras
    • Personal Computers
  • Digital Tools: Software
    • Files & Folders
    • Text Files
    • Mind-Maps & Concept Maps
    • Outliners
    • Digital Notebooks
    • Digital Notebooks: Circus Ponies Notebook
    • Notes Management Systems
    • Notes Management Systems: DEVONthink
    • Visual Notes Management Systems
    • Wikis
    • Word Processors
    • Spreadsheets
    • Databases
    • GoogleDocs
    • eMail Programs
    • Blogs
  • Mental Tools
    • Using Your Mind

General Tips

  • About the Tips
  • Working with Yourself
    • Finding Something to Live For
    • Listen to your Own Hea{rt|d}
    • Remembering Aids For Projects
    • Depression, Drugs, and Creativity
    • Making a Practical Impact in Science
    • Modify Your Work Behavior Continuously
    • Avoid Creative Glitter
    • Becoming a Professional
    • Dealing with Creative Burn-Out
    • Ascesis
    • Digital Lifeboat
    • Showroom/Motivators
    • Bags
    • Be Skeptical
    • Be Good with Numbers
  • Working with Others
    • Small Talk
    • Remembering People
    • Public Speaking
    • Leadership & Advisory
    • Dealing with Administration
    • Group Work
    • Project Management in Teams
    • Workgroup Meetings
    • Creative Sessions
    • (Group) Creativity Room
    • Interdisciplinary Communication
    • Creative Children
    • Getting the Best Teacher
    • Hostile Environments: School
    • Hostile Environments: Scientific Community
  • Working with Computers
    • Control your Computer
    • Combining Digital and Paper-based Tools
    • Backups
    • Dealing with Digital Failure
    • Theft Protection
    • Getting Lost Hardware Back
    • Preventing Unauthorized Access
    • (Text) File Shortcuts
    • Keyboard Shortcuts and Layouts
    • Formatting and Editing Text
    • Tagging
    • Digitizing Information
    • Mice
    • Additional Displays
  • Working on Specific Tasks
    • Academic Work
    • Doing a Ph.D. Thesis
    • Writing a Book
    • Writing with Content Outlines
    • Scrivener Writing Software
    • Content vs. Structure Outlines
    • Digitizing Books by Gutting Them
    • Reference Management Software
    • Reading Research Literature
    • Reading Digitally
    • Keeping Topic Notes
    • Project Notebook
    • Sketching
    • Time/Effort Calculation
    • Creative Help Sheets
    • Remembering What you Want to Change
    • Using a Task Management Tool
    • Life-Newspaper

Resources

  • About the Resources
  • About Creativity Resources
  • Stimulation Resources
  • Organization Resources
  • Information and How-To Resources
  • Highest Art Resources
  • Service Resources
  • Text Editor Resources
  • Mind Map Resources
  • Outliner Resources
  • Digital Notebook Resources
  • Notes Management System Resources
  • Wiki Resources
  • Writing Resources
  • Text Layout Resources
  • Reference Management Software Resources
  • Photography Postprocessing Resources
  • Collaboration Resources
  • Drawing/Sketching Resources
  • Academic Work Resources
  • Statistic Resources
  • Presentation Resources

Afterword

  • Your Feedback
  • History of this Project
  • Final Remarks

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