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If (You Write a Good Hypothesis), Then (Good Things Happen) Jim Sterne | October 9, 2014 | 0 Comments inShare7 In order to formulate valuable insights, analysts need to be constantly coming up with hypotheses and testing them to the best of their ability.

If (You Write a Good Hypothesis), Then (Good Things Happen)

While analysts spend enormous amounts of time collecting, cleaning, and managing data, the goal is to come up with insights. Insights however, never, ever present themselves. 4 minutes of questionning - The 4-24 Project. How to Be More Creative [Infographic] 5-Part Creative Thinking Skills Formula. A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas circa 1939. The Art of Thought: Graham Wallas on the Four Stages of Creativity, 1926.

By Maria Popova How to master the beautiful osmosis of conscious and unconscious, voluntary and involuntary, deliberate and serendipitous.

The Art of Thought: Graham Wallas on the Four Stages of Creativity, 1926

John Cleese - how to inspire creativity within yourselves. Get Lean to Innovate! - Mind Tools Blog. Back For every wildly successful new company or product, there are hundreds more that simply fade away.

Get Lean to Innovate! - Mind Tools Blog

Why is the failure rate so high? According to Eric Reis, author of the 2011 classic “The Lean Startup,” most new projects fail because they use the wrong processes. They waste time, money and resources, they’re too slow in getting the product to market, or customers just don’t want the products or services that they’re offering. In his book, Reis demonstrates how concepts borrowed from lean manufacturing methods can shorten product development cycles, test the vision, and manage growth. Sense of humor is the key to innovation: Peter Perceval at TEDxUHasselt. The 10 Stages of the Creative Process. The 7 All-time Greatest Ideation Techniques.

Which brainstorming techniques should you use to attack your next innovation challenge?

The 7 All-time Greatest Ideation Techniques

Here are the "super seven" that innovation consultant Bryan Mattimore says have the advantages of being easy to learn, flexible to adapt to different types of creative challenges and are diverse enough to deliver different types of ideas. Bryan W. Mattimore, in his new book Idea Stormers: How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs, outlines seven ideation techniques that consistently deliver excellent results and can be used to address nearly any kind of creative challenge: Five Ways to Innovate Faster - Scott Anthony.

By Scott Anthony | 12:00 PM July 30, 2013 One of the most common complaints senior executives have about disruptive innovation is its seemingly snail-like pace.

Five Ways to Innovate Faster - Scott Anthony

How is it, they wonder, that it takes us forever to pursue ideas that promise to create new markets when the world seems to be innovating at a dizzying pace? This frustration is compounded by the fact that the usual levers senior executives use to get things to go faster — creating tight deadlines, flooding the project with resources, checking in more frequently — don’t seem to work, and in many cases cause teams working on disruptive ideas to actually go slower. Why is that? Tight deadlines, frequent check-ins, and additional resources indeed help to accelerate execution of a strategic plan. There are five ways to accelerate the search for a viable new-growth model: Form small, focused teams. Habits of Mind. 10 Ways to Develop Your Creativity. If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

10 Ways to Develop Your Creativity

Thanks for visiting! **Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Catharina F. de Wet, Ph.D and author of One View of Giftedland, a blog focusing on talented and gifted education. Etre créatif demande du temps. The Psychology of Limitation: How Constraints Make Us More Creative. 6.2K Flares Filament.io 6.2K Flares × Constraints can seem like the last thing you’d want for a creative project, but they’re actually beneficial when it comes to doing good work.

The Psychology of Limitation: How Constraints Make Us More Creative

If you’ve ever faced the common writer’s hurdle of the blank page, you’ll know what it’s like to be paralyzed by innumerable opportunities. What restrictions do is take away some of the choices available to us, and with them, the paralysis of choice that stops us from getting started. We love trying things that seem counterintuitive at Buffer, but we especially love examples of how counterintuitive approaches can produce great results.

Rich Incentives for Innovation Yield a Flood of Mediocre Ideas - Andrew O’Connell. Taking the NO Out of InNOvation. The original “Taking the NO Out of InNOvation” presentation and innovation ebook were developed when Max Utsler asked me to speak to his class at The University of Kansas on innovation perspectives in marketing communications.

Taking the NO Out of InNOvation

In many ways, that innovation presentation in 2004 started me down the career path I’ve been on ever since. I’m back tonight with Max Utsler’s class sharing the “Taking the No Out of Innovation” presentation along with a new social media project Brainzooming is helping Max and Barrett Sydnor implement for their fall semester classes at The University of Kansas. Dubbed “Blogapalooza” by Max, the social media project will introduce students to blogging and creating social media content in front of multiple audiences . . . but more on Blogapalooza later.

Introspective Create a stronger innovation perspective by understanding your distinctive talents. Diverse Surround yourself with a creative team that complements your distinctive talents. Forget the big idea, look for the long idea. Advertising and PR agencies have for years been obsessed with “the big idea.”

Forget the big idea, look for the long idea

It is, after all what won them clients and awards. Clients were for years persuaded that the best campaigns were centered on the one idea that would capture the imaginations of their customers and get them to buy, buy, buy. But all that is a changing. Big ideas still matter but they are being usurped by the long idea. The long idea is the idea that can carry a conversation across social networks, paid media, owned channels and earned media. Today’s long idea starts with another “big” — big data. Comment devient-on disruptif ?