News from across the Internet that you may have missed this week. And don’t forget Mother’s Day.

by Ken Ericson, director of content marketing, Xerox

Cereal? Check.

Coffee? Check.

Internet? Check.

We all have our morning routines. Mine includes checking out a number of news sites to quickly get up to speed for the day and hopefully grab some inspiration for the next story we might want to post to the Xerox Real Business website. In the spirit of sharing, I wanted to pass along a few interesting stories I ran across this week. And if you read closely, there’s a theme of simplicity and innovation, things all of us at Xerox hold close to our hearts. Check these articles out, and enjoy.

  • Inc. is on my must-read list for its common-sense advice on everyday business challenges. Here’s a piece from Geoffrey James  on getting the inside track with your clients and becoming part of the planning process.
  • There’s BusinessWeek for my fix of corporate news. Here’s their take on a Silicon Valley startup that’s trying to simplify a problem we all face—the ready-to-explode email inbox.
  • DesignTAXI is a favorite site for a look into creativity and design. Check out this infographic on simple ideas to stimulate creativity, which has great suggestions; some obvious (go for a walk) to those I’d never have guessed, including trying a food you’ve never had before.
  • I spotted this on Twitter: “Prepare for the mixtape to end all mixtapes.” Gizmodo reports on Sony’s magnetic tape that can hold 148 GB per square inch. That means a cassette tape (remember those?) could hold 3,700 Blu-Rays’ worth of data.
  • What if your car could fly? It’s not too far away, says Discover magazine. To really understand how it might work, check out the video at the bottom of the article.

Hope these are informative and useful. And, here’s a bonus: Since this Sunday is the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day in the U.S., check out this story from U.S. News: 10 Mother’s Day Gifts That Don’t Cost A Penny.