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The Monster Engine is one of the best ideas I’ve come across. It’s a book, demonstration, lecture and gallery exhibition created by Dave Devries. The premise is simple: children draw pictures of monsters and Devries paints them realistically. According to the website, the idea was born in 1998 when Devries took an interest in his niece’s doodles. As a comic addict, Devires wondered if he could use color, texture and shading to bring his niece’s drawings to life.
But Devries had a larger goal: he wanted to always see things as a child. Growing up, to be sure, has its benefits. Age doesn’t necessarily squander our creative juices, but when we make the leap from elementary school to middle school our worldview becomes more realistic and cynical. A study conducted several years ago by Darya Zabelina and Michael Robinson of North Dakota State University gives us a simple remedy. You are 7 years old. The second group was given the same prompt minus the first sentence. Strategic Questions for an Accelerating World - Colin Raney. By Colin Raney | 11:21 AM April 9, 2012 If you feel like the pace of competition is increasing, you’re right.
Tectonic shifts in culture and technology over the past decade have rapidly accelerated change in the market. As a result, business strategy today is less about conceiving and executing a brilliant master plan and more about shaping an organization that can quickly launch and learn from smart innovations. How do you evolve your organization and your strategy regularly and rapidly in order to compete? Here are five ways to start: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Creativity Quiz - Creativity Tools from MindTools.
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© iStockphoto/fpm If the idea of being creative at work makes you think of artistic talent, don't worry! Business creativity is all about finding fresh and innovative solutions to problems, and identifying opportunities to improve the way that we do things. As such, anyone can be creative, just as long as they have the right mindset and use the right tools. This test helps you to think about how creative you are right now. How Creative Are You? Rick Boersma: Final page ch 6 #innovatio...
The Making of an Innovation Master - Scott Anthony. By Scott Anthony | 12:01 PM March 23, 2012 A workshop attendee asked me this seemingly simple question: “So, what else should I read to learn more about innovation?”
It’s a hard question to answer because there is so much high-quality material out there. And specific recommendations depend on the specific topic about which you are most curious. But in thinking it through, I did eventually end up with a highly personal list I call “The Masters of Innovation” (which appears in my latest book). My intent was to provide a simple entry point to innovation literature by describing people I’ve found consistently insightful, distilling their key lesson to a single sentence, and pointing to where to go to learn more. So what makes a Master? Do the individual’s ideas bring clarity to the quest of improving the predictability and productivity of innovation? These three questions lead to obviously biased selections. One natural question is, “Who is next?” 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Rick Boersma: Sat morning rough-drafting... Rick Boersma: ...and another #innovation... Front End of Innovation Group News. Rick Boersma: Ch 6 p2, #innovation in a...
Rick Boersma: Back to p1 of ch6 of #inno... Rick Boersma: Another page of #innovatio... Rick Boersma: Random related #innovatio... Innovation Pizza ♨ Plantel Innovation Store. Rick Boersma: #innovation thru 1-step st... Rick Boersma: #innovation applied to hot... Rick Boersma: Perseverance, the main tal... Rick Boersma: Ch 6 p7 #innovation inked... Rick Boersma: Saturday afternoon inking... The Brainstorming Process Is B.S. But Can We Rework It? The business practice of brainstorming has been around with us so long that it seems like unadorned common sense: If you want a rash of new ideas, you get a group of people in a room, have them shout things out, and make sure not to criticize, because that sort of self-censoring is sure to kill the flow of new thoughts.
It wasn’t always so: This entire process was invented by Alex Osborn, one of the founders of BBDO, in the 1940's. It was motivated by Osborn’s own theory of creativity. He thought, quite reasonably, that creativity was both brittle and fickle: In the presence of criticism, it simply couldn’t wring itself free from our own minds. We could only call our muses if judgments didn’t drag us down. Osborn claimed that this very brainstorming process was the secret to BBDO’s durable creativity, allowing his ad guys to produce as many as 87 ideas in 90 minutes--a veritable avalanche. You’re More Creative Working Alone Lehrer doesn’t quite explain why that happens.