Deeper Weekend 2014

Episode 36

Using Constraints to Generate Creative Ideas with Guest Dr. Caneel Joyce

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Show Notes:

Episode 36 is all about ideas. First Jason and Greg generate 10 ideas for new businesses and discuss this article about building your idea muscle. In the next segment, Dr. Caneel Joyce joins the conversation and helps them use constraints to creatively solve problems.


Thanks as always to our sponsors Avalara and Worketc.

Mentioned in the Show:
How To Develop Your Idea Muscle
Mac McSwain
Flawless Consulting by Peter Block
The Answer To How is Yes by Peter Block
Design is a Job by Mike Monteiro
Linchpin by Seth Godin
To Sell is Human by Dan Pink
Episode 22 with Guest Dan Pink
The Daily Drucker by Peter Drucker
How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams
The Moral Animal by Robert Wright
Todd Henry
The Caneelian
The Blank Page: Effects of Constraint on Creativity by Caneel Joyce


Audio Engineering by: Aaron Dowd

Produced by: Jennifer Blumer

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This month’s guest: Dr. Caneel Joyce


Dr. Caneel Joyce is an ideawoman, design strategist, and startup team builder living in San Francisco. In her former life, she was a professor of organizational behavior (Haas, LSE). She uses creativity, data and psychology to design powerful products and build kickass companies. You can read her blog at The Caneelian where she writes on topics including creativity and especially how constraints help us be creative. In fact, her dissertation was entitled The Blank Page: Effects of Constraint on Creativity

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  • On 06-24-2014 at 10:18 pm, Justin Schellenberg said:

    Hey – I just left a comment over at iTunes. I even flexed my brain idea muscle and gave you a great idea! Did I qualify for your awesome give away?

    • Jennifer Blumer

      On 06-27-2014 at 1:36 pm, Jennifer Blumer said:

      You do! Can you send your address to jennifer @ ? Thanks Justin!

  • On 07-14-2014 at 2:04 pm, Matt Freeland said:

    Great podcast! I loved the brainstorming session. Keep up the great work. I added a review to itunes as well.

    • Jennifer Blumer

      On 07-14-2014 at 3:50 pm, Jennifer Blumer said:

      Thanks Matt!! I’ll send you a journal. We mail things on Thursdays. :)


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