The 15 Things Charles and Ray Eames Teach Us is an excerpt from an essay by Keith Yamashita: 1. Keep good company 2. Notice the ordinary 3. The 15 Things Charles and Ray Eames Teach Us | DARE+
Jonah Lehrer: Fostering Creativity And Imagination In The Workplace Beethoven would try as many as 70 different versions of a musical phrase before settling on the right one. But other great ideas seem to come out of the blue. Bob Dylan, for example, came up with the lyrics to the chorus for "Like a Rolling Stone" soon after telling his manager that he was creatively exhausted and ready to bail from the music industry. After going to an isolated cabin, Dylan got an uncontrollable urge to write and spilled out his thoughts in dozens of pages — including the lyrics to the iconic song.
The Disrupters By Fast Company Staff Can their creativity win big in the business world? ABC fired its programming chief for green-lighting Lost. Howard Schultz shrugged off the Starbucks worker who first pitched a blended-coffee drink. The Disrupters: Working Outside The Business Norm
Last Friday in Cannes, BBH’s own Sir John Hegarty gave the following speech co-authored with co-founder Nigel Bogle (Nigel was unfortunately unable to join him due to illness). The premise of their speech is powerfully simple: growth needs space. Space needs difference. Growth Needs Space: A BBH Cannes Speech (With A Difference)
1. Nicholas Felton. Let data tell your life story. Last week, Facebook released its newest and arguably most important update: Timeline. It lets you tell the story of your life through milestones, events, and -- crucially -- data, so that over time what you read, listen to, watch and do will combine to tell the story of your life. Timeline was inspired by Nicholas Felton, poached by Facebook to join its product team after five years of developing complex and beautiful life ‘Annual Reports.’ Five big ideas from five big thinkers. | NEXTNESS
Andrew Zuckerman: Curiosity and Rigor are the Secret to Creativity by Maria Popova Getting past the myth of “inspiration,” or why the fear of failure might be a good thing. I’m a longtime fan of photographer Andrew Zuckerman‘s work, especially his brilliant Wisdom project. In this excellent talk from The 99 Percent, Andrew shares insights on creativity and getting projects done, touching on everything from where ideas come from to the fear of failure.
5,383 views Featured in: Business, Technology "Why are some organizations consistently good at innovating and adapting while others seem to be blindsided by change? Is it because of their disciplined innovation process or the knowledge and skills ... Ibm's report creative leadership report july 2011
161,196 views Featured in: Education, Technology What is Creativity made of? Where do ideas come from, and how can you get more of them? How can you make them better? What happens when there is no box to think outside of? The Creative Method v2
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Mindset Architecture While one may not agree with Hamlets’ statement that “there is nothing good or bad but thinking makes it so”, it is clear that our mindsets matter a lot in how we perceive life, how we are perceived and the degree of success we may have in our varied endeavors. In rapidly changing and chaotic times an agile mindset can be critical to success. While there are many personal trainers to help sculpt our bodies into somewhat supple forms, there are few folks who show us how to exercise our minds to be as flexible as they need to be. Here is some of what I have learnt over the years:
by Ben Chestnut, Founder of Mailchimp 1. Avoid rules. Avoid order. Don’t just embrace chaos, but create a little bit of it. 5 Rules for a Creative Culture
Ken Robinson On The Principles Of Creative Leadership Sir Ken Robinson is among the world's elite thinkers when it comes to creativity and innovation. The author of Out of Minds: Learning to be Creative, a 10th anniversary edition of which was published in March, and The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, Robinson has dedicated much of his professional life to helping governments, educational systems and businesses understand that creativity is not a fanciful luxury. "Creativity is not some exotic, optional extra. It's a strategic issue," said Robinson while in Cannes where he was invited to speak about the necessity for creativity in innovation. "So what people are faced with is having to think very different about how to run organizations."
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Le grand retour des publicitaires dans les médias sociaux Citoyens ! La demi décennie qui vient de s’achever avait annoncé la mort de la publicité dite “classique”. Print, TV, affichages auraient du connaitre un déminage en règle, au profit d’une nouvelle ère pour la communication ; des disciplines nouvelles avaient donc vu le jour comme par exemple le social media marketing ou encore le marketing expérientiel. Il s’avère que si de nouvelles pratiques ont effectivement explosé ces dernières années, elles n’ont pas concurrencé la publicité mais ont bien au contraire renforcé sa présence et son impact. Des chiffres éloquents : la publicité en croissance presque partout Carat a récemment mis à jour ses prévisions 2011 : un redressement majeur a vu le jour aux US tandis que le marché asiatique continue d’exploser.
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