Probably the most common myth I've come across happens when people believe they can't come up with good ideas. The truth is that we all have some type of creative genius inside of us. The only way to release it is to work on our process of thinking. I'm no genius. But...
I think we can all agree that Steve Jobs has influenced nearly everyone's life. He has inspired incredible adulation and countless studies into his mindset. What many people don't know is that Jobs trained closely with a Zen Buddhist Master, and ended up crediting his Zen Buddhist practice with his ability to...
With Donald Trump being inaugurated as the U.S. president today, many of us are looking for guidance in understanding the seismic changes underway in American politics and society. That's why it's worth uncovering perspectives shared not by the usual political pundits, but leading thinkers that still have insights that shed light...
Nobody wants to fail, but for many the fear of failure presents such a psychological hurdle that their fear of failure exceeds their motivation to succeed. Recent studies have shown that the fear of failure inhibits innovation within organization by suppressing new ideas and discouraging managers from pursuing risky concepts. The...
Entrepreneurs don't fit your typical view of the kinds of people who practice mindfulness. Yet science is now telling us that entrepreneurs practicing mindfulness are gaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The trend is already prevalent in Silicon Valley, where Jeff Weiner from LinkedIn, Dustin Moscowitz from Facebook, Evan Williams...
Buddism is an ancient philosophical system following the teachings of the Buddha. The system is a meditative and esoteric practice emphasizing the cultivation of mindfulness and letting go of attachment. With the emergence of Buddhist thought all over the world, many of the ideas of Buddhism are highly relevant to...
Success and winning at life comes from a mental state that is honed over countless days, months and years of persistence, dedication and perseverance. As we've written about many times, life's fortunes come from making a commitment to yourself deep inside to get started. It's up to you to take...
“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” —Scott Belsky, Behance co-founder. At Ideapod, we agree. Sharing your idea is only the first step in creating, but a very important one. You also need to connect with the right people and get your idea off the ground. We wanted to...