Category Archives: creativity general

Why do people write books? What’s next?

Excuse me for grappling with this dilemma.  Just re-saw this clip for Google chrome.  If this is how people are communicating, then why are people still writing books or ebooks? Especially when people expect to get information online for free? … Continue reading

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A 2-minute online interactive creativity exercise

Here’s a creativity exercise for you that’s fun and has a purpose. It may also give your creativity a boost. Fun: Click Draw a Stickman link for two minutes of interactive fun. Purpose: In what ways did the Draw a … Continue reading

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Organizational Culture: An Overlooked Internal Risk – BusinessWeek

Organizational Culture: An Overlooked Internal Risk – BusinessWeek. Companies that encourage and support open communications outperform their peers, according to research from the Corporate Executive Board Nearly half of executive teams lack the information they need to manage effectively because … Continue reading

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500 years of transition – in less than 3 minutes

Philip Scott Johnson‘s “500 Years Of Female Portraits In Western Art” traces how representations of women have changed throughout art’s history. Watch as Johnson delicately weaves together famous portraits to show what traits and characterisitcs of the female figure have … Continue reading

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The New Creativity

 Singer-songwriter P.J. Harvey is a patron saint of the new creativity. Not the old one where people said they needed to be in the depth of despair, high on drugs or drunk to oblivion to get new ideas. “When I’m … Continue reading

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Script to sell your boss new ideas

Jordan used the quick checklist for creative ideas.  The new idea arrived.  Another call came through. “Marci, thanks, I got it.  Now how do I sell it to my boss?  Can you remind me?” “Jordan, your learning and retention style … Continue reading

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Future of Innovation 2011 — Special Report — Does Innovation Guarantee National Success? – CNBC

This morning’s breakfast reading, wondering what it all means for the future of creativity. (Innovation needs creativity = new ideas and new decisions.) Morning questions:  What does National success mean? Does happiness or satisfaction factor in to these rankings?  What … Continue reading

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Key to Creativity: Reduced latent inhibition

Creative inspiration is more likely to occur when people allow themselves to become vulnerable to the new ideas says Psychologist Dean Simonton, interviewed on CBC’s Ideas Program, the Idea of Genius. Creative ideas emerge when people can reduce their latent … Continue reading

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Six things you can do when your boss says, “be creative”

“We need new ideas Jordan, get creative,” boss says. “Sure thing,” Jordan says, meaning WTF, why now, OMG! Jordan calls in a panic. “What can I do Marci?” “Breathe,” I said.  “Take a look at the checklist from our session, … Continue reading

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A Creativity Pill?

“It’s easy to be lured by the promises of a smart pill that could help us not only think more clearly and access more memory, but feel good about ourselves, be tireless and endlessly confident. And creative.” writes Douglas Eby … Continue reading

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