Oct 262013
 
Raw Creativity: Think like a child again

Unleash your Raw creativity Michael Michalko’s book: Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques is so chock full of ideas on creativity, that once again, today’s post on “raw creativity” is inspired by the book. Read this paragraph and unless you have done this experiment before, prepared to be astonished: Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer [...]

Sep 292013
 
7 stages of creativity

This blog post was inspired by the talk that professor Raphael Diluzio gave at a TEDxDirigo conference last year. A Remarkable story of brain injury Raphael Diluzio’s personal story is compelling on his own. He describes himself as a creative artist, entrepreneur and professor. His life took a wrong turn when, as he puts it, [...]

Sep 082013
 
Creative are you? But what's your style?

Creative Diversity I’ve started taking this Coursera course ambitiously called Creativity, Innovation and Change. As part of the first class, Dr. Kathryn W. Jablokow (Penn State University) introduced us to the concept of Creative Diversity and more specifically Creative Style. The good news according to Jablokow is that EVERYBODY is creative and she goes on [...]

Aug 252013
 
Innovation Boot Camp. Second exercise:  MEDITATION

Meditation Makes You More Creative! (This is the second installment of my “Unconventional Innovation Boot Camp” series) ARE YOU BRAINDEAD, TRAINEE?! I’m going to make innovators out of you! Drop down, sit with your legs crossed and do some MEDITATION! Ugh?! Read on… A recent study, has shown that certain meditation techniques can promote creative thinking. The [...]

Aug 112013
 
Restrictions & Creativity

Embrace restrictions to explore new creative paths. We often think that when it comes to the creative process we need to take a “the sky is the limit” approach where everything and anything goes, without any restriction. In this post, I would like to object to the contrary. If you were like me as a [...]

Jun 052013
 
Innovation Boot Camp. First exercise: POETRY

(This is the first installment of my “Unconventional  Innovation Boot Camp” series) YOU MAGGOTS! I’m going to make innovators out of you! Grab a pad of paper, a pencil, and start writing POETRY! Ugh?? Read on… There’s no denying that to become an innovator one has to think outside the proverbial box, see what others have [...]

May 282013
 
MBTI's INTP rocks!

  The reputable MBTI personality test to help you know yourself and others         If you have ever received a work email from me, I’m wondering if you have ever noticed the last line of my signature? It looks like this: It’s two URLs (highlighted in yellow here) and if you were to [...]

May 122013
 
How creative are you?

So, you think you are really creative and can rock any brainstorming session like no one else! But how creative are you? Can creativity be measured and evaluated? This blog post offers some answers and 3 ways to test your creativity. As creativity’s role is becoming more and more essential in people’s life both at home, [...]

May 072013
 
Idea sharing: Socrates-style

Socrates can still teach us a thing or two about idea sharing This LBB is once again inspired by Michael Michalko‘s brilliant book: Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking techniques. In ancient Greece, Socrates and his friends spent years freely meeting and conversing with each other, having dialogues that helped shape Western civilization. They exchanged ideas without [...]

May 022013
 
Favorite books about innovation

  Whether you have been thinking about innovation for a while or want to get a good sense of the current playing field in academia, business or non-profit, reading a few good books is a brilliant way to inspire and guide you. There are many books out there but I can’t read them all, so [...]