Links to other sites on brainstorming, creative thinking and innovation

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ContentLayoutWebsite name and linkComments
ExcellentExcellentBrainstorming.co.ukThis site – source of free training and software downloads for all aspects of brainstorming, creative and lateral thinking.
GoodExcellentNational Innovation Website, Australian Governmenthttp://www.innovation.gov.au/Website with different sections for business and youth development.
OKGoodMichael Michalkohttp://www.creativethinking.net/Home pages of author of Thinkertoys, ThinkPak and Cracking Creativity.
  IdeaStormz.comhttp://www.ideastormz.com/Free exchange of ideas to harness the collective power of experience and imagination. Share your ideas on any topic and get help from the community on them!
GoodGoodThunderbolt Thinkinghttp://www.thunderboltthinking.comAdvert for book by Grace McGartland. Tips, tools and techniques for managing thinking to optimize performance, innovation, and creativity.
GoodOKEdward de Bono home pageshttp://www.edwdebono.com/Advert for Edward de Bono. Not much free stuff here but if you want to know anything about him or his books then go here and buy it.
  Lateral Thinking Puzzleshttp://www.lateralpuzzles.com 
GoodGoodExpertsOn Innovationhttp://www.expertson.com/Innovation/innovation.htmlList of links to innovation sites
GoodGoodAha! Puzzleshttp://www.ahapuzzles.comA nice selection of puzzles with solutions.
GoodGoodThe Puzzling World of Barry R Clarkehttp://barryispuzzled.comA nice selection of puzzles with solutions including original free brain teasers from the Daily Telegraph (UK) compiler.
  InnovationToolshttp://www.innovationtools.comProvides a collection of tools, ideas and resources, designed to help executives be more creative in their day-to-day work.
ExcellentGoodThe Right Brain Workshttp://www.gocreate.com/Loads of information here, especially details of many inventions on their Creativity Timeline. Good examples of inventions and inventors.
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GoodExcellentCr8ng -Robert Alan Blackhttp://www.cre8ng.comS.P.R.E.A.D.ng™ Creative Thinking Throughout the World. Some interesting articles on creative thinking with some creative challenges for you to try out on yourself.
OKOKMIThttp://web.mit.edu/icrmot/www/Overview of their research on technology but with no free content or titles to capture your imagination.
GoodExcellentBright Idea Incorporatedhttp://www.brightidea.comCompany offering money in return for your ideas. You can compete for cash prizes or just tell the world about your ideas for free.
GoodGoodInnovation Research Centerhttp://mint.mcmaster.caGood academic site with links to innovation courses. Lots of research done here.
ExcellentExcellentMotivational Quotes Archivehttp://www.sperience.com/motivation/resources/As many quotes as you can eat! Lots of different topics and an all-inclusive database search page.
ExcellentGoodCreative Quotationshttp://www.bemorecreative.com/home-cq.htmComprehensive creative site with loads of information and one of the largest creative quotation websites on the Internet. You can even design you own creative acronym.
GoodOKPaul Sloanehttp://dialspace.dial.pipex.com/town/estate/po07/Paul Sloane’s home page. Writer on lateral thinking puzzles.
GoodGoodVirtual Thinking Expeditionhttp://www.thinking-expedition.comOrganization using creative thinking skills in an outdoor environment as management training in the US.
ExcellentGoodMind-mapping with MindManhttp://www.mindman.com/Mind-mapping software for noting ideas in free form diagrams.
GoodGoodCreativity Unleashedhttp://www.cul.co.uk/Useful information is there and they do make good use of interactive web techniques. Well laid out.
OKGoodBrain.comhttp://www.brain.com/Site selling software and other things to help you think fast. Not possible to download first.
GoodOKSuperMemo Worldhttp://www.supermemo.com/Memory and mind-enhancement system and software. Use the speed reading section first to enable you to read the large amount of text.
ExcellentExcellentEnchanted Mindhttp://www.enchantedmind.com/Great resource for alternative creative techniques and creativity-related topics. Lots of info here!
ExcellentExcellentInventors’ Sitehttp://www.inventnet.com/page1.htmlExcellent resource for inventors with advice on patents and product development. This company is advertising its own services.
ExcellentExcellentGlobal Ideas Bankhttp://www.globalideasbank.org/Excellent place to add your own ideas and search those other people have had. Good organization of ideas by category.
Innovation Networkhttp://www.thinksmart.com/ 
Leader Valueshttp://www.leader-values.com/ 
Training Registryhttp://www.tregistry.com/ 
Directed Creativityhttp://www.directedcreativity.com/ 
OKOKNational Center for Creativity, Inc.http://www.creativesparks.org/Promotes its own courses and membership options. Graphic intensive and quite hard to read. No free stuff.
PoorOKImagination Institutehttp://www.imagination-institute.com/Religious site for self-development. Too many headings repeated on every page.
Creative Inspirationshttp://www.geocities.com/SoHo/7795/index.htm 
GoodGoodAnakins Brainhttp://www.anakin.com/Win Wenger’s Accelerated Learning website. Free online version of his books.
GoodGoodCreate-Ithttp://www.create-it.com/Website of Jordan Ayan, writer of Aha!
The Wizards Denhttp://www.yelmtel.com/~mrwizard/mrwizard.HTM 
Puzzle Depothttp://www.puzzledepot.com/ 
  Reviewing Skills Traininghttp://reviewing.co.uk400 searchable pages of tips, articles, research, links, guides + reviews of books about active learning
Pointless Inc.http://www.athenet.net/~jlindsay/Pointless.shtm 
ContentLayoutWebsite name and linkComments
ExcellentGoodFunny Townhttp://www.funnytown.com/Not strictly creativity but good resource of humour and jokes.
ExcellentExcellentTotally Absurd US Patentshttp://www.totallyabsurd.com/Excellent fun. New and updating web pages including all the funniest inventions and all of them actual US patented products!
  Dynamic Thinkinghttp://www.dynamicthinking.com 
The Brainstorm Business Forumhttp://firewall.brainstorm.co.uk/ 
Brainstorm Reportshttp://www.brainstormreports.com/ 
Harvey Cardshttp://www.core77.com/resource/cards.html 
The People’s Cyber Nationhttp://www.cyber-nation.com/ 
Creative Aerobicshttp://www.rust.net/~fluxus/creativity 
Teaching Creativity Website by Professor Ramoshttp://www.xpnet.com.br/creativity 
Creative Problem Solving Institutehttp://cef-cpsi.org/cpsi.html 
Brain Trickshttp://www.braintricks.com/ 
Adventures in Creativity, Inchttp://volusia.com/creative/ 
Innovation Stationhttp://creativity.psych.yorku.ca/InnovStation/Home.html 
Idea Webhttp://galileo.metatech.com/ideaweb.htm 
Intelnethttp://www.ememory.edu/INTELNET/Bank.html 
Motiv8 Pageshttp://www.netcreations.com/motiv8/ 
The Engines of Ingenuitygopher://gopher.uh.edu/11/campus-info/KUHF%20Radio/The%20Engines%20of%20our%20Ingenuity 
Mind Mediahttp://www.mindmedia.com/ 
ExcellentExcellentMind Gameshttp://www.q-net.net.au/~gihan/mindgames/index.htmlExcellently laid-out mind games website to play with and stimulate you. Very good explanations after the event.
Tony Buzan  
ExcellentExcellentInteractive Pong Game!https://brainstorming.co.uk/extra/pong.htmlThis is the funniest game of the old fashioned tennis game available on the net! Nothing to do with brainstorming but too tacky to leave out!
GoodGoodAnagram Geniushttp://www.anagramgenius.com/Create anagrams from your own words.
Adams Six Sigmahttp://www.adamssixsigma.comConsultants in TQM, strategic planning, goal setting, team building, employee motivation, and statistical process control.
ExcellentExcellentPages that link to ushttps://brainstorming.co.uk/links/returnlinks.htmlA page that links to websites that link to our websites. Where else could be a better source of information?
ExcellentExcellentBrainstorming Toolboxhttps://brainstorming.co.uk/extra/productservices.htmlBrainstorming software. Proactive creative thinking techniques.
ExcellentExcellentScreamSaverhttp://www.infinn.com/screamsaver.htmlProtection from computer-related injuries such as RSI, eyestrain and back pain.
ExcellentExcellentSelf-help Subliminalshttp://www.infinn.com/subliminal.htmlSelf-improvement through displaying subliminal messages on your computer.

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