How to generate new ideas or The Reinvention of Normal

Asking questions to unblock your mind

Dominic Wilcox is a designer and inventor who questions the normal way things work. He challenges the very simple things we take for granted to create new unexpected possibilities.

The video shows us that our instinct is to accept the current solution rather than ‘attack’ it with questions. When you’re coming up with new ideas that sort of fresh thinking is what you need.

Enjoy the inspiration!

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Find a niche and dominate a niche – top 5 best-selling books

The 5 best-selling books to find a niche

I was talking recently to Richard Martin of SmartIncomeDetective.com. He happened to revisit sites that he’d built and abandoned years ago. Forgotten sites were bringing in revenue long after he’d turned his back on them. With a little bit of effort those neglected sites could become very profitable businesses.

Find a niche target

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How to use Instagram for business (Infographic)

A 10 step plan to succeed on Instagram

Instagram began as a simple photo sharing app in 2010 and has grown into a global community of consumers and brands. A colleague recommended I get in quick as it was sure to be big. Now it’s by far the fastest growing network with over 300 million members (which is bigger than Twitter).

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IFTTT recipe to copy from Instagram to Google Plus

Copy Instagram images using IFTTT and Buffer

You can share individual Instagram images using share buttons within the app, but if you want to share every image that can be a slow process… In the settings for business accounts you can set up automatic sharing to your Facebook page but there’s no facility for automatic sharing to other networks.

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When it comes to automatic sharing your first thought may be IFTTT. However you’ll find that Google Plus limits what automation is permissible – it’s impossible to share directly between IFTTT and Google Plus. You can get round this restriction by using Buffer as a stepping stone to create an IFTTT recipe between the two services.

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