Great round up this week. The first story will help you get your creative juices flowing by getting insight from the great Isaac Asimov himself…

http://calnewport.com/blog/2015/03/27/isaac-asimovs-advice-for-being-creative-hint-dont-brainstorm/Asimov’s Lost Essay In the late 1950’s, Arthur Obermayer worked for Allied Research Associates, a cold war-era science lab. During this period, his employer received a grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency to “elicit the most creative approaches possible for a ballistic missile defense system.” Obermayer was a longtime friend of the famed science… Isaac Asimov’s Advice for Being Creative (Hint: Don’t Brainstorm)

Next up comes a post about how to nail it with Instagram:

https://maximizesocialbusiness.com/create-instagram-strategy-business-18218/From the outside looking in, Instagram appears to be selfies and photos of food but this visual platform has turned into a powerhouse as brands as businesses switch from the Facebook platform due to the fall of organic reach. If you’re unsure how you can get value from Instagram, read on for some useful Instagram….  How to Create an Instagram Strategy for Your Business

Have you ever wondered why some brands never get old or lose their appeal? Here’s a story that dives in deep on how Ferrari keeps it brand on top…

http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/26/autos/ferrari-brand-image/index.htmlFerrari, however, imposes some limits. Ferrari’s cherished brand image is, frankly, more important than your desire to paint your F12berlinetta in a checkerboard of your school colors. Ferrari’s design department can — and will — gently guide a client …… How Ferrari maintains its mystique

Great advice in this next piece where Richard Branson urges you to “screw business as usual”…

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/243361For any entrepreneur, this is a life-changing event. Those of us in attendance learn from each other and from Branson, spending a week soaking up an ocean of knowledge designed to help our businesses succeed. As inspiring as every inch of Necker Island is, however, there’s one place there that is sacred. Maybe that’s why it’s called a temple. Why Richard Branson Says ‘Screw Business as Usual’

Finally, one of the most important things for any entrepreneur is to be a constant learner, here are five tips to always be learnin’:

https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/5-reasons-must-constant-learner/How many times you had the feeling that you are lost with a new subject at work? If you are like most people, probably many times… But don’t worry! It’s super common in this day and age because we live in a very dynamic environment, with a lot of new information to handle every day and staying up to date is a real challenge.

1. To perform, perform and perform.
2. To get out of your comfort zone.
3.To have a longer and healthier life.
4.To improve your personal relationships.
5.To feel good.

5 Reasons Why You Must Be a Constant Learner

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