Hacking Creativity: What Tracking Every Minute It Took to Write a Book Taught Me About Creativity

Jukka Aalho
The Startup
Published in
15 min readFeb 12, 2020

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Can tracking creativity help you be more productive? Will listening to binaural beats unlock some secret source of creativity? If all you have is 30 minutes per day and a lifetime supply of self-doubt, is it possible to power through and write a book?

In 2017, I decided to write a modern road trip novel and track every minute of the book project into a spreadsheet called the Spreadsheet of Life. I shared my findings in my TEDx talk, but this article will go deeper

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Jukka Aalho
The Startup

Writer | Marketer | TEDx Speaker | Creative Entrepreneur. Co-author of Aum Golly – Poems on Humanity by an Artificial Intelligence.