David Kadavy

David Kadavy is bestselling author of The Heart to Start & Design for Hackers, & host of Love Your Work

Posts from the Creativity Category

“The Art of Less Doing” brought back my creativity (59% off coupon)

February 05, 2014

UPDATE 01/31/2015 – About a year after taking Ari’s course, and concentrating on the principles I learned in it, I’m more organized, and am now delegating to FancyHands, as well as several contractors on oDesk. Since making delegation and automation a top priority in my business, my revenue has grown 50%. If I attribute it to this course (which is not that far-fetched), I had somewhere around a 40,000% ROI on Ari’s Udemy course.

The webinar is over, but you can still save 59% on The Art of Less Doing by clicking on this link >>

Productivity is about mind management, not time management. To really be effective in what you do, you need to be ruthless about not wasting mental energy on things that don’t produce the results you want. keep on reading »

Creativity Bootcamp: Laugh

May 20, 2010

This is week 6 of Creativity Bootcamp, based upon the Eight Life Hacks for Creative Thinking. Last week, I told you to Isolate by doing an activity that strengthens your individual point of view. This week, I want you to Laugh. keep on reading »

Creativity Bootcamp: Isolate

May 04, 2010

This is week 5 of Creativity Bootcamp, based upon the Eight Life Hacks for Creative Thinking. Last week, I told you to Socialize by finding a group outside of your core interest. This week, I want you to Isolate. keep on reading »

Creativity Bootcamp: Socialize

April 27, 2010

This is week 4 of Creativity Bootcamp, based upon the Eight Life Hacks for Creative Thinking. Last week, I told you to Use Your Senses by cooking something. This week, I want you to Socialize. keep on reading »

Creativity Bootcamp: Use Your Senses

April 20, 2010

This is week 3 of Creativity Bootcamp, based upon the Eight Life Hacks for Creative Thinking. Last week, I told you to Express Your Thoughts by doing some writing. This week, I want you to Use Your Senses. keep on reading »

Creativity Bootcamp: Express Your Thoughts

April 13, 2010

This is week 2 of Creativity Bootcamp, based upon the Eight Life Hacks for Creative Thinking. Last week I told you to Move Your Body (how did that go?), this week: Express Your Thoughts. keep on reading »

Creativity Bootcamp: Move Your Body

April 06, 2010

For the next eight weeks – if I can keep my own self disciplined enough – I’m going to give you actionable creativity tips that relate to the Eight Life Hacks for Creative Thinking. This week: Move Your Body. keep on reading »

Remember when it was fun?

April 25, 2009

funIsn’t it supposed to be fun? Remember when it was fun? Remember the freshness? The serendipity. The discovery. Enjoyment. Doing and not expecting, not anticipating. Not even hoping. Because you want to. Need to. Can’t help it. Who cares why! Then. Magic. Discovery. Fireworks! Superness!  Who knew!? How is this happening? How can it happen more? Make it happen more. Process. Care. Tweaking. Researching. Repetition. Discipline. Repetition. Goals. Eyeballs. Risk. keep on reading »

Proportional Design Technique: My Biggest Design Secret, Revealed (Free Book!)

February 11, 2009

Today I am going to share with you my biggest design secret. Well, I think it’s a big secret, anyway – it may not turn out to be that unique at all. It all began when I spent a semester in Italy, studying the origins of typography. I discovered the meticulous geometry and beatiful proportions behind the letterforms of Bodoni, the within the margins of hand-scribed Bibles, and in the architecture all around Italy’s beautiful cities. keep on reading »

Creatively Creative: 10 Great Tips to Stay Creative

February 04, 2009

UPDATE: Adelle’s site, Fuel Your Creativity, is the winner. Quite appropriately named, and full of great resources and inspiration. Check it out!

Thanks so much to all who chimed in on the creativity convertition! When I decided to solicit these ideas, I really wasn’t sure if I should expect to hear much of anything outside of my general understanding of creativity, but I really found some useful tips out of it all. Here are the 10 tips (in no significant order) that were 1) my favorite tips, in combination with 2) submitted by someone who invited – or at least attempted to invite, other people to participate. keep on reading »

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