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We all suffer from a profound case of “Idea Surplus Disorder” at Filament — and we think that’s a good thing. Here are some of those ideas we’d like to share with you.



Filament Links #9

We've been saving up a bunch of cool things to share with you in this edition of Filamental Links.  Enjoy!

As usual, Hugh nails it.

When Inbox Zero isn't enough:  Task Box Zero (my new aspirational goal).

Steve Pavlina is visiting Disneyland thirty days in a row.

Beautiful Star Wars fan film:


Tired of calling everything "good?" Here's 200 other words you can use.

This Thanksgiving, try a Mad-Libs-style placemat.

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

Of course there's a Museum of Rocks that Look Like Faces.


1I love Mike Brown's new version of a "SWOT" analysis. Instead of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threads, he asks instead:

What are important things we avoid doing (that we should do) because they are Scary for our brand?

What are Wild and creative ideas our competitors or other relevant companies are doing that we need to consider?

What can we do next year that would be Outrageous and bold?

What can we do in the marketplace that will be the most Threatening to our competitors?

A noisy alphabet from Tom Gauld

And finally, everyone needs an Office Buddy.

That's all for this edition of Filamental Links. See you again soon!

Links, CreativityMatthew Homann