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You Don’t Have to Be a Genius to Be Creative

Are you a creative person? Chances are, you said you aren’t. We’ve been conditioned to believe that creativity is the sole domain of geniuses, a kind of divine inspiration that is beyond the reach of ordinary people. But the common perception of creativity is largely based on myth and legend. Allen Gannett, CEO of TrackMaven and author of “The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea at the Right

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Discovering the Secrets of “Dream Teams” – Evernote Sits Down with Shane Snow

We’ve all heard about “dream teams,” collections of amazing individuals who somehow become more than the sum of their parts and achieve extraordinary things. History is littered with legendary sports teams, breakthrough businesses, and other groups who overcome impossible odds, but such teams are still incredibly rare. So we celebrate them, mythologize them, and even build pop culture franchises around the dream-team concept (superheroes, anyone?). But beyond the myths are

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Growing a Business? How to Find the Right Tools and Talent

Every idea, no matter how grand, starts in the head of a single person. And most businesses, no matter how large, started out the same way. For small teams with big ambitions, the first step toward growth is establishing a stable, rich foundation of tools and talent. But time and resources are limited. And you can’t just think about immediate needs, either; the foundation you lay down must be fertile

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Podcast: Jay Acunzo on Unconventional Thinking

What does it take to release your full potential at work? Jay Acunzo, an award-winning podcaster and dynamic keynote speaker, has a surprising answer: Intuition. Before creating the popular podcast show Unthinkable, Jay was a digital media strategist at Google and later head of content at HubSpot. But realized he was unhappy, and that this highly sought-after path was simply not for him. This experience sparked an interest in intuition

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Podcast: Taking Note of Company Culture with Jess Lee

In the latest episode of the “Taking Note” podcast, we sat down with Jess Lee, an Investing Partner at Sequoia Capital and former CEO of Polyvore, a popular style community that democratizes fashion and e-commerce. Jess discussed what she learned when starting her career at Google, how it helped her grow Polyvore, the challenges of innovation, why some companies are unable to cultivate good company culture, and why women in

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Podcast: Tiago Forte’s Approach to Productivity

The Taking Note podcast is back and moving from a monthly to a bi-weekly schedule! For this episode and the next, we were pleased to invite productivity consultant Tiago Forte down to Evernote HQ for a two-part interview. Check out Part 1 now: Taking Note: Episode 5 http://traffic.libsyn.com/evernote/Taking-Note-5-Tiago-Forte.mp3 Length: 22 minutes iTunes | SoundCloud | Overcast | MP3 | RSS   You may recognize Tiago’s name from his guest posts

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Podcast: Kristina Halvorson on Content Strategy

In the three months since we launched our new podcast, Taking Note, we’ve already viewed New Year’s resolutions in a new way, hung out with tech industry celebrities, and explored “radical candor” as a key to leadership. For Episode 4, we get down to some core principles. Listen now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/evernote/Taking-Note-4-Kristina-Halvorson.mp3 Length: 38 minutes iTunes | SoundCloud | Google Play | MP3 | RSS Whether we’re talking about our personal lives

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Podcast: Taking Note of Radical Candor with Kim Scott

Feedback is hard. Giving it, receiving it, absorbing it, acting on it — all of these things require openness and a willingness to communicate honestly. But whether we’re talking about our personal relationships, our professional lives, or society itself, dealing with feedback is essential if we want to meet our goals, grow, and improve. In Episode 3 of our new podcast, we look at feedback in two forms. First, we

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Podcast: Take Control of the New Year with Michael Hyatt

A new year is a time for new beginnings, whether we’re pursuing a goal, changing careers… or, in our case, re-launching a podcast. The old Evernote podcast had a good run (from 2009 to 2013, with a couple of special installments after that), and we were sad to see it go. We’ve wanted to revive the podcast for a while now, so when we began talking about New Year’s resolutions

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How Lore’s Aaron Mahnke Scared Up a Smash Hit with Evernote

In the past, we’ve highlighted some of the unique ways Evernote helps writers’ creative work—from researching to archiving ideas. We recently caught up with Aaron Mahnke, author and host of the wildly popular and frankly hair-raising podcast “Lore.” Aaron talked about how the power of storytelling and a dash of Evernote helped fuel his passion. Nothing beats a great story. Storytelling has helped create our connection to others as long

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