Read more books (please)

Read a fiction book. Read a non fiction book. Read a cookbook or a comic book for all I care. Just spend more time reading. I should say that I am very much in favor of a good blockbuster movie, an exciting football game, or a taut detective thriller. And I am also asking you…

For creative tasks, use different incentives

In a great speech from TED global 2009, Daniel Pink discusses the issue of motivation and incentives. See the speech here: Pink describes the “candle problem” as a classic model of when incentives work and when they actually hinder innovation. This is a situation where the subject is asked to solve a situation and the…