The majority of my ideas and motivations come from everyday events. I’ve always been fascinated by watching people and understanding why they behave in the specific ways that they do.
I think it’s often the minor decisions we see people make every day which puts them on the path for those major events. So I try to understand how people handle their daily decisions, because typically they’ll apply that same behavior to major ones.
That and I read a lot. And watch TED talks. And listen to podcasts. And take copious notes in Evernote throughout the day.