The Benefits of Keeping a “Commonplace Book”
by Todd Henry of The Accidental Creative :
The best ideas are typically not “out of the blue” revelations.
They are most often the result of multiple existing ideas converging at the right place and time, and yielding an insight.
As Steven Johnson wrote about in his book Where Good Ideas Come From, brilliant insights are typically the result of a “slow hunch”. They begin in obscurity, then become more clear over time until a breakthrough occurs.
Here are a few useful tips for keeping a useful commonplace book.
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