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
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Some creative ideas and a useful monthly newsletter on creative methods.
A whole range of creativity on offer from this well-established site.
The 'Innovation Network', with lots of information on all things innovative.
Paul Plsek's site, with a generous number of original resources.
Enchanted Minds: Ideas on creativity for dreamers, situated at spiritual end of the market.
The 'Hot Rod Your Head' site from creativity guru Win Wenger.
The amazing TRIZ Journal. Full text of many years of serious yet practical articles.
The 'half-bakery': A fascinating site of half-baked (and well-cooked) ideas that can provide excellent stimulation.
Strange random ideas that can provide excellent stimulation, from 'The Surrealist' 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.
The TRIZ pages from the UK's Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IME). Including a FAQ and nice summary of TRIZ tools.
Learn more than 100 essential management skills at mindtools.com.
Delphi tool: A neat piece of software that anyone can use. Just click on the 'adminstrator' link and set yourself up.
Resources for inventors
Inventor’s resources. All sorts of information for inventors.
Very professional site offering much information for inventors.
The National Congress of Inventor Organisations. Online resources for inventors.
About.com’s excellent set of links for inventors.
Many collected ideas about many areas, in particular around social situations.
Ideas 21: A UK site for inventors, including discussions about inventions, featured patents and more.
Ideas by Creativity Pool - A free database with unused ideas and possible inventions. Add your own, or bring an existing idea to life.
Creative Quotations: Squillions of creative quotes from this well-established site.
Stanford's B.J.Fogg's seven steps to innovation in companies. Fail on one of these and you'll fail overall.
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.
IBM’s patent server. Look up US patents here.
The US Patents and Trademarks Office. Find patents from the horse’s mouth.
The UK Patents Office. Find British patents here.
The European Patent Office’s page containing many links to online patent information.
Axon Idea Processor. Creates visual 3D interconnected idea patterns. Includes free 'crippleware' download.
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
A host of links, thinks, and assorted other trinkets of delight at Murli Nagasundaram's marvelous pages in Boise State.
The endless Creax 'Creativity and Innovation Portal'. Links to everyone and anything creative.
Ren Allen's art and creativity site. 'Starchild Studio is a unique concept in art exploration and creativity development. We are located near the pristine beaches of NW Florida and offer a wide array of classes and workshops.'
Salvatore Cullari's 'Psychology of Creativity' page, with lots of links...
Master your workload and minimize stress with career coaching from Mind Tools.
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.
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.
iMindMap: Mind map software from Tony Buzan, the originator of mind maps.