Becoming an Idea Machine

This page gives an overview about all the different posts I wrote to becoming an Idea Machine. Each of these posts talks about 10 ideas or more for one specific problem.

The original idea for the Idea Machine Challenge is from Claudai Azula Altucher’s book “Become an Idea Machine.” You can read about it here.

I am adding 3 – 5 new sets of 10+ ideas each week, so keep looking out for those on my blog. In the meantime, here are the topics I have talked about so far.

Gratitude and reflexion

Idea Machine Neural Correlates
Areas in the brain active when expressing gratitude

10 Hard Gratitude Problems.

13 Opportunities to Sit Back And Close Your Eyes

15 Advanced Ways To Be Grateful

11 Times I Laughed Out Loud

16 Funny Answers For 3rd Graders

12 Reasons Why Adults Laugh Less Than Children

How To Come Up With 102 Items To Be Grateful For

10 Words Of Wisdom To Take To Heart

12 Crazy Ideas

How To Reframe 10 Common Excuses


Habits and Self-Improvement

Idea Machine Motivation
Motivation is the first step to self-improvement

10 Items To Donate, Toss Or Repurpose

10 Maneuvers To Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

10 Items I Forsake Myself… And 2 I Never Avoid

How To Let Go Of Regrets

11 Ways To Improve Your Work

10 Things You Could Do If You Were 17 Again

10 Potential Mentors And One Question You Could Ask Each One Of Them

10 Items That Can Take Us The Longest To Understand

11 Points That Make Talent Happen

12 Ways In Which Ideas Are The New Currency

How To Be Motivated To Write 10 Ideas

15 Ways To Become More Resilient


Reading, Learning and Philosophy

Idea Machine Apotheosis of Homer
The Apotheosis of Homer (Ingres)

13 Ideas For Coursera Classes

16 Great Books And What You Can Learn From Them

14 Iconic Movies That Can Leave A Deep Impression On Us

13 Questions For Max-Delbrück, Physicist Turned Biologist

10 Strategies To Develop New Ideas

10 Lines That Make You Wonder, And Why

Idea Sex: Join Your Favorite Books And Quotes

10 Interesting Questions On Quora

10 Ideas For Independent Films

10 Words Of Wisdom That Are Actually Sentences

11 Answers To Everything In The Universe – In Just ONE Word


Finances and Career

Idea Machine Benjamin
Bring On The Benjamins

12 Ideas To Generate Passive Income Within The Next 3 Months

10 Businesses Kids Could Do That Are Not Lemonade Stands

15 Companies We Frequently Use That Are On The Stock Exchange

11 Ideas To Improve Your Ad

11 Business Ideas That Benefit The Elder

12 Ideas To Get More Out Of Your Dollar


Friends and Other People

Idea Machine Dog Human Friend
Soon, the man will donate his thumb to the dog’s paw

13 Meetups You Could Start In Your Area

18 Ways You Can Connect To Others

14 People That Made An Impact In My Life And Why

10 Uniforms You Could Wear Just To Observe Reactions

10 Simple Card Games

10 Ways To Surprise A Friend Or Loved One

16 Lasting Memories For Christmas And Beyond

10 Ways To Prepare To Meet Your Mentor


Health and Fitness

Idea Machine Asclepius
Asclepius – the dude with the snake that is on every pharmacy sign

10 New Yoga Poses You Could Create

14 Ideas To Improve Your Physical Exercise

11 Ways To Improve Your Sleep



Idea Machine Ink
Feather and Ink

15 Ideas For Investigative Reports

10 Books To Write Before Leaving To Another Planet


Software and Electronics

Idea Machine Apple 1st Model
Your iPhone, beginning of 1980s

11 Apps That Would Be Great To Have.

10 Ideas For Smart Fridges

10 Add-On Features For Cars


Cooking and Home Improvement

Idea Machine Apples
Apples are not exclusively used for computing

10 Ideas For New Receipes

10 Arguments Pro And Contra Aromatherapy


Travel and Languages

Idea Machine Le Mans
Le Mans Cathedral

13 Ways To Make Air Travel Easier.

12 Ways To Improve Travelling In Economy Class

10 Cities Worth Visiting

10 Reasons For And Against Spending Time In Vegas

10 New Spanish Words

Image Sources

Gratitude: Fox et al. 2015. Neural Correlates Of Gratitude. Front. Psychol. 6: 1491.

Writing: Anneli Karlsson

All photos taken from Wikimedia commons.