Just Play

Just Play. Have Fun. Blink Wink.


Remember when you were 3 years old?

You giggled when you were tickled.
You jumped up and down for no reason at all.

You did cart wheels whenever you felt like?

When did we lose all that spontaneity and become grumpy adults?

Play makes us fun to be around; Play also makes us more creative.

Think about it.


Ask anyone when they get that Aha moment, and I guarantee it won’t be when they are shackled to a desk in a surly mood.

Most probably they will tell you it’s when they least expect it – like singing in the shower.

So can we conclude it is when we are most relaxed and happy, that we unconsciously welcome the alpha waves into our lives, allowing them to create their own ripple of creative inspiration?

Creativity today has lost the lustre of the Mad Men advertising days.

Gone are the moments when you can skip off to a matinee flick (all in the name of creativity).

At first blush, you may think that it’s ridiculous and counter productive –but try that the next time you are stuck on a problem.

Put your mind totally at ease and just enjoy the time away from your desk…you will for sure start attacking the problem from a completely different angle.

The stars today tell me, to “Make it a priority to have as much fun as possible over the next 24 hrs”.

So, I’m going to Play!


Pinning the Interest in Pinterest

Words are my life. Stories are my inspiration. So, will Pinterest really keep my interest?

The winning film of the Oscars was a surprise. How could a silent, black and white movie, win in the era of 3D and visual effects? Especially, when the norm in cinematography seems to be pushing boundaries in technology. So does visual/silent trump words?

Seriously, who could have predicted that Pinterest – a virtual pinboard – could drive more traffic for marketers than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn? Is its success related to pictures? Or is it just a brilliantly simple idea that took off because it was different? My money is on the latter. While millions of people and marketers were offering essentially the same thing packaged differently – Google keywords, SEO, videos on YouTube – Pinterest decided to go down the path less travelled and create their own path.

So, should we assume that a picture is worth a thousand words? The writer in me still adamantly says “No”. Even though an image can seemingly get the message across in a quicker way, words can evoke a million images in your mind – and for every reader the experience may be uniquely differently. To me, that’s more powerful.

However, Pinterest could be interesting. It definitely peeks my interest.