Friday returns, as does another eclectic assortment of awesome articles which have made their way into my bookmarks over the last week.
Friday, 23 November 2012
Weekly Round-Up: Top 5 posts of the week from around the web (Nov. 17th - 23rd)
Weekly Round-Up: Top 5 posts of the week from around the web (Nov. 10th - 16th)
- Mild Ambient Noise Can Spur Creativity and Keep You Motivated
Says Alan Henry of Lifehacker.com. I've long been convinced that working in total silence saps creativity and actually leads to more distractions as you get lost in your own thoughts, than having something going on in the background, be it noise, actual music or anything else. Here, Henry looks at the science behind the theory.
- Mall Introduces Real-Life Pinterest Board
This, I admit, has little do with anything, but I do think it's pretty cool and could be the start of an interesting trend in the digital world penetrating our physical environment.
- How to Get Away From Your Tight Schedule (And Still Get Things Done?)
What are the reasons behind making scheduled that are too tight? asks Lifehacker Timo Klander, going on to help us still lead a productive, worthwhile life. A great read.
- Brainstorming doesn’t work
So says Ayd Instone, a speaker, blogger and musicians whose thoughts on creativity and success I always enjoy reading. Ayd uses The Beatles to further look at the art of Brainstorming and offer us a new model for group thinking.
- The Future Of Music Business Models (And Those Who Are Already There)
This post, looking at using new methods of creative business models combining traditional media with digital technologies is something I originally intended to post through Almost Famous, though with a little more thought it occurred to me that the general principals behind these models could work just as well for a host of different creative endeavours. Yes, it's two years old, but I still think there's a lot to be gained from this.