Not long ago William A. Donius stopped being a banker and turned to writing. On Wednesday, the former CEO of Pulaski Bank will talk about "Thought Revolution: How to Unlock Your Inner Genius" (146 pages, Changing Lives Press, $19.99; see Events). A key tip in the self-help book involves writing with the "wrong" hand. But does it also work with keyboards?
You advocate trying writing with one's nondominant hand (for most people, the left hand). Is that a way to up brain activity? • Yes. Or, it's the literal answer to "How can we think differently?"
What if one writes on a computer and uses two hands? • One study found that in grades two, four and six, children wrote more words faster and then expressed more ideas when writing essays by hand versus with a keyboard.
How has your life changed since you did this? • I've become much more intuitive and creative over the past 12 years. I feel as if I have a secret weapon I can use "on demand" when needed.