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April 16, 2011 How the Ivy League is Killing Innovation Here's a wonderful article , just published in Bloomberg Business Week that raises a very curious paradox -- why academics are teaching innovation . Authors G. Michael Maddock and Raphael Louis Viton state their case clearly, cleanly, and with just enough of an edge to draw blood. "Process-driven cultures love process-driven experts. Organizations, just like people, do what makes them feel strong, and nothing makes mature, process-driven companies feel stronger than having a template for doing anything (even if having a completely buttoned-down-ain't-no-exceptions-allowed template for innovation seems oxymoronic on its face).
Da cólera ao GPS, da Web a Gutenberg, as ideias inovadoras não surgem num momento "eureka!" mas de um conjunto de factores que Steven Johnson, autor de Where Good Ideas come from, exemplificou no recente XX Congresso das Comunicações. Johnson detectou um conjunto de padrões na emergência de ideias inovadoras, sendo o principal que "a sorte favorece as mentes conectadas" e que a intuição para algo novo surge nas formas mais bizarras. Nos anos 40 do século XIX, Londres atravessou um período de perturbação por causa da cólera e do triunfo da teoria do miasma: uma nuvem venenosa infectava os cidadãos pelo ar.
Where do ideas come from? Ideas don't come from watching television Ideas sometimes come from listening to a lecture Ideas often come while reading a book Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only if there are enough of them Ideas hate conference rooms, particularly conference rooms where there is a history of criticism, personal attacks or boredom Ideas occur when dissimilar universes collide Ideas often strive to meet expectations. If people expect them to appear, they do Ideas fear experts, but they adore beginner's mind. A little awareness is a good thing Ideas come in spurts, until you get frightened.
Feeling burnt out or lacking creative ideas? This article is especially for all you writers, artists, business owners or anyone looking for some new ways to get their creativity flowing. Here are 15 ways to give your creativity a jump start:
O ISCTE -IUL acolhe na próxima 3ª feira, dia 7 de Dezembro, no auditório B203 uma conferência internacional de entrada livre, subordinada ao tema Criatividade, competitividade e vitalidade urbana: uma cultura de governança para a cidade criativa. O projecto procura o desenvolvimento de uma abordagem conceptual que permita analisar os mecanismos de governança no desenvolvimento urbano e entender as recentes dinâmicas de sucesso em áreas urbanas, particularmente as baseadas na criatividade Este projecto visa aumentar o conhecimento e construir linhas estratégicas de actuação sobre os quadros, as dinâmicas e os mecanismos de governança susceptíveis de promover e enraizar a vitalização urbana, a criatividade e a competitividade das cidades.
Exercise your brain. Brains, like bodies, need exercise to keep fit. If you don't exercise your brain, it will get flabby and useless. Exercise your brain by reading a lot (see above), talking to clever people and disagreeing with people - arguing can be a terrific way to give your brain cells a workout. But note, arguing about politics or film directors is good for you; bickering over who should clean the dishes is not.
Meaning Think creatively, unimpeded by orthodox or conventional constraints. Origin 'Think outside the box' originated in the USA in the late 1960s/early 1970s. It has become something of a cliche, especially in the business world, where 'thinking outside the box' has become so hackeyed as to be rather meaningless. Various authors from the world of management consultancy claim to have introduced the phrase.
In January 2010, I was asked to teach as an Adjunct Professor at a local community college. My eyes glistened after I learned that I would be interacting with design students teaching them how to effectively design for the web. My Assumptions Students aspiring to reach a creative occupation surely have a heightened sense of creativity. Since majority of students require Graphic Design prerequisites they have already been taught brainstorming and other viable creativity techniques. Reality Check