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How to think on your feet: a lesson from Robin Williams [VIDEO]

In 2001, Robin Williams was asked by James Lipton, the host of US tv show Inside the Actors Studio, how does he improvise? As you'd...

How do you get from an idea to a product through to commercialisation? [VIDEO]

It's a question that every entrepreneurs has to tackle. In this video, game designer Jordan Weisman explains how he thinks through an idea, and finds...

What can an entrepreneur learn from an over zealous hamster? [VIDEO]

Go on! Bite off more than you can chew, then work out what the hell you're going to do. It's the entrepreneurial way! Sure, it might...

Is the internet making us stupid? Distraction versus intellect … oh look, a cat...

What is the Internet doing to our brains? Sure, we have access to vast amounts of information like never before in the history of humanity. But, is the constant stream of information affecting how our brains operate?

If you had to redesign the chicken, how would you design it? [VIDEO]

This is the question you should ask every potential software developer wanting to join your team.

How to become a wizard of the future. Why everyone needs to know how...

For anyone who has ever coded anything, you will know that smug sense of self satisfaction that you get when it actually works. That sense of achievement. The sense that you created something.

The case of the overstimulating workspace (Why “Nothing jangles a primate like crowding”)

One question – Where do you do your best thinking? – received the most surprising answer. Only around 10% of people responded “at work”. Consider this: people are paid to think, and are required to spend a lot of time at work, yet work is not the place where they think well.

Are you an ‘ideas man’. I hope it’s a common affliction.

I know myself well enough now to succumb to the rush of a new concept 'that has never been done before', before heading back to the here-and-now. I figure that this sort of activity, although no help to my current workload, is good for keeping my mind active, rather than feeling guilty about never being able to put these ideas into action.

Are you an 'ideas man'. I hope it's a common affliction.

I know myself well enough now to succumb to the rush of a new concept 'that has never been done before', before heading back to the here-and-now. I figure that this sort of activity, although no help to my current workload, is good for keeping my mind active, rather than feeling guilty about never being able to put these ideas into action.

Eureka! The top 5 places people have their best ideas

Do you get your best ideas in the bathroom? If you answered yes, you're in the majority, according to research conducted by thinking expert and occasional Anthill contributor Ken Wall and three colleagues.

Tell-tale signs that you are a thinking boss

Are you a 'thinking boss'? If not, you could the cause of poor productivity, a lethargic workforce and staff animosity.

5 reasons your problems aren’t being solved (and 5 ways to solve them)

Without knowing it, we're constantly hindering ourselves from thinking productively and solving problems. The good news is, this is easy to remedy. Here are five things we do that hinder productive thought and five things we can do to think better.

5 reasons your problems aren't being solved (and 5 ways to solve them)

Without knowing it, we're constantly hindering ourselves from thinking productively and solving problems. The good news is, this is easy to remedy. Here are five things we do that hinder productive thought and five things we can do to think better.

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Ever considered crowdfunding? [FREE REPORT]

Liz Wald is Vice President of International for Indiegogo.com. She has been terrifically successful raising funds through the crowd model.  One of her successes...

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Generating Web Traffic with Mark Middo and James Tuckerman [FREE REPORT]

Not all websites are created equal. That’s the first – and perhaps harshest – lesson when venturing into the ever evolving world of online marketing. Websites don’t draw visitors just by existing; they require love, attention and an understanding of how search engines think. In this Cheat Sheet, Anthill Magazine’s James Tuckerman and guest Mark “Middo” Middleton share their combined wisdom on generating web traffic for new and old websites.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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