Why Einstein, JFK, Edison, and Marie Curie All Doodled Photo by Sunni Brown Whether you call yourself an artist or not, everyone can doodle. Doodling is the casual, spontaneous drawing (or for some, mark-making) that we use to support thinking out a problem or concept. Doodling boosts comprehension, retention and recall, increases insights, elevates creativity, faster decisions, and allows you to organize information on a small and large scale with increased clarity. JFK would doodle words or names, while Larry Page (cofounder of Google) has been quoted saying that it was mandatory for his team to write down their project names and then rank them in order to prioritize. Both Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton are well-known for doodling in White House meetings, and in the new book The Doodle Revolution, Sunni Brown thinks you should too:
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It’s always a challenge to bring the innovative culture of any organization to higher level. After promotion of innovation program and removing the barriers, one of tasks connected with that challenge is to be successful in Idea Generation. The focus can be on the quantity of ideas, but it is also always expected, that this ideas have a certain quality to be able to get realized at the end. In order to get quality ideas aligned with company portfolio and the situation on the market, three different approaches can be combined: traditional brainstorming (sometimes connected with Idea Awareness Workshops), innovation task force meetings and internal open contest for ideas. Traditional brainstorming is well known with its principles and rules. Idea Generation Methods
I found a great article talking about the upsides of being a polymath (The article explains what a polymath is) that I wanted to post it as a blog post. The original article can be found called In Defense of the Polymath Polymath is one of those words more likely to show up on the SAT than in everyday conversation. But the reason we don’t use the word much these days has less to do with vocabulary than it has to do with practicality: there aren’t a lot of polymaths around anymore. In case you don’t have your pocket dictionary handy, a polymath is a person with a wide range of knowledge or learning. Polymath: Jack of All Trades, Master of Insight
The Ideal Future Problem Solving Team Creating the idea problem solving / future trends team is pretty simple. In fact, simplicity is an important aspect of success. Understanding these basic principles, can differentiate between a game-changer or complete bust.
DreamWorks’ New Tablet Entertains--And Trains--The Next Generation Of Animators At CES this week, when DreamWorks Animation and the tech startup Fuhu introduced a kids tablet computer that they're co-developing, the most inventive feature went largely overlooked. Yes, the DreamTab, due out this spring, will readily stream DreamWorks' content, as well as shows from the Cartoon Network, Disney, and Nickelodeon; it will wirelessly communicate with other DreamWorks toys, creating the ultimate "connected playroom"; and it will have what Fuhu and DreamWorks claim is the safest way yet for kids to IM, email, and share photos--by complying with COPPA, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. All good stuff. But what the DreamTab will have that no other kids tablet for kids (or adults, for that matter) has is a window into the creative process of world-class talent.
Benjamin Franklin made sure to end every day by asking “What good have I done today?” Maya Angelou only wrote in tiny hotel rooms. Jack Kerouac made sure to touch the ground nine times before writing. Sustained creativity doesn’t come from a flash of brilliance or a single afternoon of inspiration. It comes from a consistent routine that serves as the bedrock for getting things done.
One might think that boredom doesn’t create creativity and success in the business world, but contrary to belief, it does. According to Baroness Greenfield , an eminent neuroscientist at Oxford University, “Boredom encourages creativity. Children’s bedrooms littered with bears receiving emergency treatment or dolls circumnavigating the turbulent ‘carpet seas’ are everyday evidence of how boredom fires the imagination.” How Boredom Promulgates Creativity in Business....
55 Quotes To Inspire Creativity, Innovation and Action “The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, their very breath is cut off… They must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.” - Pearl Buck
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Drifting off in the middle of a lecture may be seen as disrespectful and worthy of criticism, but new research supports that daydreaming may be the key to solving complex tasks, says a Nov. 25 report from Unexplained Mysteries. In fact, it is believed that both Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton made their most significant discoveries while daydreaming. A study conducted by a group of scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara, led by Benjamin Baird, concluded that taking a break from a complex task and completing an undemanding task while allowing the mind to daydream improves your ability to solve complex tasks. The study, as described by The Telegraph report, involved 145 subjects, who were instructed to list as many uses for an everyday object as possible in two minutes. The subjects were then divided into four groups. Daydreaming may offer key to problem solving and enhancing creativity - Bangor new age
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The Creativity Club – Think Insights – Google There are two black sheep in Sir John Hegarty’s office in Soho, London. One of them is literal – a stuffed animal inspired by BBH’s first ad for Levi’s, which gave birth to a corporate logo and a typically catchy slogan: ‘When the world zigs, zag.’ The other sits at a desk scattered with the detritus of a 40-year career (framed images from successful ads; D&AD Yellow Pencil; CLIO award bedecked with multicolored wristbands), sporting a trademark checked suit and wry smile. Hegarty is an old sage in the global advertising game – responsible for legendary campaigns for the likes of Audi (‘Vorschprung durch Technik’ was his idea) and Johnnie Walker, as well as Levi’s, British Airways, and Google.
Personal Creativity Lives in All of Us philmckinney | June 24, 2013 We have all heard someone say, “Oh, I am not a creative person at all. I don’t paint, draw, write, or do anything like that.” People tend to think of personal creativity in terms of artistic skills or genetic abilities.
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by Kyle Wiens | 8:54 AM May 18, 2012 Polymath is one of those words more likely to show up on the SAT than in everyday conversation. But the reason we don’t use the word much these days has less to do with vocabulary than it has to do with practicality: there aren’t a lot of polymaths around anymore. In Defense of Polymaths - Kyle Wiens
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