Monthly Archives: June 2010

Flying Cars Exist. What’s next, eh?

Just saw this in the NY Times. Wonder, what your first, second and third top of mind thoughts are when you see this. After we’ve got 12 – 15 comments, I’ll share my thinking with you about why this is … Continue reading

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Creativity Conference post-post script: Children’s manifesto

This manifesto was read at the closing ceremony, with a reminder that it applies to us all. It’s author was a noted and revered researcher in creativity who developed an education method to integrate teaching creativity and course content simultaneously … Continue reading

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Creativity conference post-script

Just off the phone with a colleague congratulating me for objectively reporting some aspects of my experience during the past week. Other emails, tweets and Facebook messages are saying the same thing. “It’s one of things I do well,” I … Continue reading

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How a creativity conference closes tells all

A creativity conference Imagine spending a week learning how to create, innovate and lead change at a conference with others from all over the world.  You attend a grand opening session, whetting your appetite, inspiring you to consider new thinking … Continue reading

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Whose creativity is a priority at a creativity conference?

Conference Fran is at a waterfront hotel at a conference promising to show people how to create, innovate and lead change, one she’s attended annually for more than half of her life when spring reveals summer’s promise. Creativity and innovation … Continue reading

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Type and Creativity

There’s a difference in the way people approach getting new ideas and making new decisions. Creativity professionals use this information to facilitate new thinking. Some people get them from inside their heads, through reflection. Others, through interacting with the world … Continue reading

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Selling New Ideas – The Human Dimension

Have you seen the post Selling New Ideas – Getting Ready? It provides a list of questions and points to have ready in your presentation when it’s time to make the pitch. Pitches are interactive experiences where the idea giver … Continue reading

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Selling New Ideas – Getting ready

It’s a myth that people aren’t open to new ideas. They are, as long as they can see the benefit of what you are proposing. Just because you see the value of the suggestion doesn’t mean others will if you … Continue reading

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Images on the rise…shape of reporting and policies to come?

Powerpoint shows are no longer decks of data and words. Images are on the rise. Right brain engagement (images, gestalt) is surpassing left brain (written words, sequential) dominance. This is occurring in newspapers too. This clip from a recent Wired … Continue reading

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Is there a place for creativity in innovation?

Just back from the International Society for Professional Innovation Management Dynamics of Innovation conference in Bilbao, Spain.  Its purpose: to support professionals who are influencing changes in business and government through open innovation and collaboration: external, implementation, networks, customers, management, … Continue reading

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