On Creativity: Just Say “No” to the New Clichés



“Give me your tired, your poor, 
your hackneyed phrases yearning to breathe free.”

We’ve heard them all. Many of us have used at least one of them on occasion. (Truth time—embarrassingly—me too.) Some use them all the time. (You know who you are.)

Now it’s time to stop.

Clichés don’t help us communicate better. More often, they stop communication dead in it’s tracks.

So thank you, Stacey Grenrock Woods for so eloquently—and amusingly—encouraging us to leave these clichés behind in 2014.


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