Links to information

Here's lots of links to off-sites on various topics around changing minds. Like the books page, we've given them a star rating to help you pick and choose. Click on the web () symbol on the left to jump to the website.  If you have any additional suggestions, please let us know. Also see our page on further help who can help you be creative.

 

Creative tools and methods | Inventors' Resources | Wisdom | Creative Organizations | Patents | Software | Links+ | Friends

 

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Creative tools


Click to jump to the web site Some creative ideas and a useful monthly newsletter on creative methods.

Click to jump to the web site A whole range of creativity on offer from this well-established site.

Click to jump to the web site The 'Innovation Network', with lots of information on all things innovative.

Click to jump to the web site Paul Plsek's site, with a generous number of original resources.

Click to jump to the web site Enchanted Minds: Ideas on creativity for dreamers, situated at spiritual end of the market.

Click to jump to the web site The 'Hot Rod Your Head' site from creativity guru Win Wenger.

Click to jump to the web site The amazing TRIZ Journal. Full text of many years of serious yet practical articles.

Click to jump to the web site The 'half-bakery': A fascinating site of half-baked (and well-cooked) ideas that can provide excellent stimulation.

Click to jump to the web site Strange random ideas that can provide excellent stimulation, from 'The Surrealist' site.

Click to jump to the web site 'Oblique Strategies' - a useful set of stimulating idea triggers, created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt in the 1980s, on cards you can buy a set or download a free program that offers the ideas.

Click to jump to the web site The TRIZ pages from the UK's Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IME). Including a FAQ and nice summary of TRIZ tools.

Click to jump to the web site Learn more than 100 essential management skills at mindtools.com.

Click to jump to the web site Delphi tool: A neat piece of software that anyone can use. Just click on the 'adminstrator' link and set yourself up.

Resources for inventors


Click to jump to the web site Inventor’s resources. All sorts of information for inventors.

Click to jump to the web site Very professional site offering much information for inventors.

Click to jump to the web site The National Congress of Inventor Organisations. Online resources for inventors.

Click to jump to the web site About.com’s excellent set of links for inventors.

Click to jump to the web site Many collected ideas about many areas, in particular around social situations.

Click to jump to the web site Ideas 21: A UK site for inventors, including discussions about inventions, featured patents and more.

Click to jump to the web site Ideas by Creativity Pool - A free database with unused ideas and possible inventions. Add your own, or bring an existing idea to life.

Creative wisdom


Click to jump to the web site Creative Quotations: Squillions of creative quotes from this well-established site.


Click to jump to the web site Stanford's B.J.Fogg's seven steps to innovation in companies. Fail on one of these and you'll fail overall.

Creative Organizations


Click to jump to the web site The Creative Education Foundation (CEF). Brainstorming originator Alex Osborn's legacy and the greatest single creativity organization on the planet. Organizers of the one and only CPSI Conference. Be there or be square.

Patents


Click to jump to the web site IBM’s patent server. Look up US patents here.

Click to jump to the web site The US Patents and Trademarks Office. Find patents from the horse’s mouth.

Click to jump to the web site The UK Patents Office. Find British patents here.

Click to jump to the web site The European Patent Office’s page containing many links to online patent information.

Software


Click to jump to the web site Axon Idea Processor. Creates visual 3D interconnected idea patterns. Includes free 'crippleware' download.

Click to jump to the web site Imagination Engineering tool. Free full version. Not new, but free! They do ask you to buy a book if you like it.

Links and more


Click to jump to the web site A host of links, thinks, and assorted other trinkets of delight at Murli Nagasundaram's marvelous pages in Boise State.

Click to jump to the web site The endless Creax 'Creativity and Innovation Portal'. Links to everyone and anything creative.

Click to jump to the web site Ren Allen's art and creativity site. 'Starchild Studio isu00a0a unique conceptu00a0in art exploration and creativity development.u00a0 We are locatedu00a0u00a0near the pristine beaches of NW Florida and offer a wide array of classes and workshops.'

Click to jump to the web site Salvatore Cullari's 'Psychology of Creativity' page, with lots of links...

Click to jump to the web site Master your workload and minimize stress with career coaching from Mind Tools.

Click to jump to the web site   BE your Self: 'Down-to-earth and practical inspiration.' Does what it says on the tin. A friendly site from Judith Hamerlinck with lots of helpful advice to sort yourself out.

Click to jump to the web site   M1 Creativity have been helping people solve their business or personal challenges by unleashing their innate creativity and innovation through training, consultancy, facilitation and coaching since 1999. Very visual UK site.

Click to jump to the web site   iMindMap: Mind map software from Tony Buzan, the originator of mind maps.

 

 

 
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