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Storytelling and the Creative Process

Idea Champions

Two minutes on what it takes to really do creative work. This is bleeping brilliant. Not only WHAT its says, but HOW it's presented. Inspiring. Truthful. And in your face like a fresh arctic wind off a lake you've been waiting too long to sail on. Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo. It took me four years to write this book. Idea Champions

Five Magic Imagination Guidelines

Gregg Fraley

Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Creativity and Self-Expression Idea Generation Improvisation Innovation Inspirational creative process Creativity dreaming Freund images imagination Jung lucid dreaming problem solving TEDx TedX Stormont TEDxStormont visioningFive Magic Imagination Guidelines. believe that many of us actually fear our own imagination. Let it be.

Companies should penalize employees for their inaction, not for their failures

Game-Changer

Successful creatives are not afraid of mistakes or failure: they know that good ideas often arise from tireless experimentation and a chain of failed attempts. Employees should be encouraged to take creative risks and put themselves to the test. At any rate, failures should at least be tolerated because they make up a key stage of the creative process.

Turning Good Ideas into Great Products

Innovation Excellence

One innovation method is to invite customers (in a B-2-B situation) or consumers (in a B-2-C scenario) into the creative process with you. Continue reading → Innovation co-creation Creativity innovative thinking michael graber Prototyping Southern Growth Studio

Six Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful – Webinar and Book

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

The only defensible competitive advantage resides underneath the products, services, business processes, technologies, and business models we deliver to the. tuned processes, two-by-two matrices, or rigid business-planning templates. innovation process. 4T h e I n v I s I b l e A d v A n T A g e organic process while also providing enough structure to consistently get organic.

Will Artificial Creativity Trump Human Creativity?

Rmukesh Gupta

Artificial Creativity on the Rise. While that seems to be a long way away (maybe no long enough), the question that remains to be answered is the following: What is the Future of Creativity. This also means that we need to think about our own creative process and maybe incorporate certain elements of AI creativity within our creative process. Just

Picasso on the Act of Creation

Idea Champions

All it means it that you are deeply immersed in the often very challenging process of creating something new. Stories about the creative process. If you are trying to create something new, reinvent yourself, or accomplish a seemingly impossible goal, know that "things" may get worse before they get better. Idea Champions. Creators on creating

Inside the mind of a creative genius: Werner Herzog

Idea to Value

Werner Herzog is regarded as one of our greatest living film directors, and recently gave an intimate insight into his thought processes when creating some of his masterpieces. He answered questions on a whole slew of subjects, especially the thoughts behind people’s favorite films, and his creative process. And how did you approach such a process? You could tell.

The High Art of Designing Scaffolding

Mills-Scofield

Often, the most difficult part of any creative process is just getting started; preparing for the tasks at hand by putting the necessary structures in place that will bring the project to fruition. Every new project comes with a new set of questions, a new set of constraints, that require new skills, and new approaches for creative problem solving. The Lives of the Artists.

Boosting creativity and innovation

Norbert Bol

Boosting creativity and innovation. When we want to boost creativity and innovation in an organization, there is not only a need for creative people but there is also the need for an organization supporting an innovative culture (see also the blog:  Innovation is built on the desire for success ). recent study towards the personal factors of creativity and innovation (da Costa et al., 2015), shows that the most important personal factor  towards creativity and innovation is emotional intelligence. Personal factors of creativity: A second order meta-analysis.

Strategic Thinking Exercise – Switch the Characters Around

BrainZooming

Brainzooming - All Posts Creativity Innovation Insights Strategic Thinking Tools strategic thinking exerciseWant to try something to get a particularly new and insightful look at a situation? Here’s how it works. After you identify the “characters” in a particular situation, completely shift their roles. This is different, however. Mike Brown.

2017 New Year's Resolution: Be More Creative

Innovation in Practice

Many people believe they’re not creative. So a natural question may be: why bother trying to be more creative? Well, there are lots of reasons - good reasons - to increase your creative skills. And it doesn’t matter where you are on the creativity scale. Just a small improvement in your creative ability will have a big impact on your day-to-day life.

Artificial creativity (A.C.): Can a computer be creative? It’s scarily close

Idea to Value

In 2013, I wrote a breakthrough article on the nascent examples of computers beginning to generate ideas in a way similar to human creativity. Here I revisit the article with all-new evidence showing how close we are to artificial creativity. The big upcoming leaps come from research into how machines can emulate the human thought process. Skeptical? How is this useful?

20 Easy Ways to Spark Innovation

Idea Champions

Immersed in their own creative process, they lose perspective, with only the sound of their thoughts for company. You can counter this phenomenon by telling stories with the power to neutralize self-talk -- true tales of your own creative breakthroughs or the tales of others who have gone beyond obstacles to manifest magic in the world. Here goes: 1. Probe. Provoke. Innovators?

The Real Value of Confusion

Idea Champions

In fact, it's often a necessary part of the creative process. And, besides, even while our conscious mind is telling us we're confused, our subconscious mind is processing a mile a minute to come up with some amazing solutions. Then, we try to diffuse the process (by regressing or denying.) Are you confused about how to proceed with your hottest project? Baffled?

Striving for the innovation balance: between exploring and exploiting.

Paul Hobcraft

Roger Martin suggested some time back “ that modern leaders need integrative thinking to embrace complexity, tolerate uncertainty and manage tension in searching for creating solutions to problems “ It is learning to make different choices in a far more creative process, often more disruptive to our established norms. What might help? Easy huh! It comes down to trade-offs.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. Highly creative people have a tendency to avoid "process" like the plague, turning a blind eye to anything that requires them to pay attention to an "organized approach". So are brainstorming sessions, late night noodling, and creative off-sites. That's the good news. The result?

Best Among What I Read Today – 6th May 2016

Rmukesh Gupta

Why Man Creates: This video talks about the creative process and seeks to understand Man’s need to create something and explores the creative process itself. It I read a lot and on diverse topics. Here is today’s content that i found interesting. You can look at all the past posts here. You can read his complete post here. Use Your Arm as a Smart Watch Touch Pad.

10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into Their Creativity

Idea Champions

Do not lose heart, oh facilitators of the creative process. Diffuse the fear of ambiguity by continually clarifying the process. Most left-brain-dominant people hate open-ended processes and anything that smacks of ambiguity. Periodically remind them of where they are in the process. Creative thinking, like life itself, follows natural laws. Your task?

Practice and Persistence

Rmukesh Gupta

To every creative person, every entrepreneur, everyone who creates something out of nothing and needs an audience. came across a video essay created by Adam Westbrook on the creative process. If you are a creative artist and want to make great art, this post is dedicated to you. This post is dedicated to every single artist that exists in the world today. Definitely.

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When Dogs Spark Big Ideas

Idea Champions

curious kind of creativity portal is opening up right before my eyes. "OK!" I blurt, as soon as the last person returns from lunch. At that time, I simply followed my hunch that the porcelain dog, was, somehow, part of the creative process. The creative mind plays with the object it loves.". The creative mind plays with the object it loves! Big ideas. Bold ideas.

Ten Simple Ways to Establish a User Friendly Ideation Process

Idea Champions

The countless ways in which your company's "ideation process" routinely springs leaks. Highly creative people have a tendency to avoid "process" like the plague, turning a blind eye to anything that requires them to pay attention to an "organized approach". So are brainstorming sessions, late night noodling, and creative off-sites. That's the good news. The result?

Pixar, Artists, Founders and Corporate Innovation

Steve Blank

—– In a recent workshop with a large company focused on the Innovation@50x process, I mentioned that founders and intraprenuers operate more like artists than accountants – on day one they see something no one else does. One of the innovators in the room said, “It sounds like you’re describing exactly what Ed Catmull the CEO of Pixar wrote in Creativity, Inc.”. Startups.

Find a Sparring Partner If You Want To Innovate

Michael Roberto

At other times in the creative process, they engage in healthy dissent and debate. Recent history is full of pairs who created legendary companies: Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Bill Gates and Paul Allen, to name a few. I’ve found that pairs can also play a key role in the innovation process at established organizations. brainstorming conflict creativity innovation judgmentIn Harvard Business Review this month , Professor Roberto Verganti of Politecnico di Milano argues that innovation isn't about ideation and deferring judgment.

In Defense of Brainstorming

Idea Champions

Citing selected research on the subject and paying brief homage to Alex Osborne, the father of brainstorming, they make bold assertions about the ineffectiveness of the method, often claiming that "it does not work" and making grand declarations like "people are more creative away from the crowd" and "over 50 years of research shows that people often reach irrational decisions in a group."

10 Ways to Improve Your Company's Broken Ideation Process

Idea Champions

Which is why I just deleted the first four compelling, context-setting paragraphs to this blog post and will now simply cut to the chase: Your company's "ideation process" is either non-existent, seriously flawed, or a joke. How would you frame the question you want your creative team noodling on this week? 3. Well, this phenomenon also applies to a company's ideation process.

A Cool, New Way to Capture Ideas

Idea Champions

If so, you are likely to be intrigued by Chuck Frey's newly published guide about how to set up EVERNOTE as a way support a complete, end-to-end creative process. If you are reading this blog, I am 95 percent certain you value the power of BIG IDEAS. I'm also certain that you've experimented with various ways of capturing your big ideas: Notebooks. Voice memos. Post-its. Napkins.

Be the Disrupter, not the Disrupted: Here’s How to Stimulate Innovation

Daniel Burrus

In fact, if you go way back in history, many cultures believed that the most brilliant and creative minds were the result of a unique relation with a mythical being such as a muse or even a daemon. Thankfully we don’t live in ancient times; there are steps everyone can take to becoming a pre-active creative thinker that don’t involve muses. 1. The more you are engaged in the creative process the more innovative connections your mind will be trained to make. 3. Reward Creative Thinking. More often than not, we are taught conformity rather than innovation.

Podcast #007 David Burkus (video) – How successful companies encourage innovation in their teams

Idea to Value

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk about the following: The difference between how academics talk about creativity compared to individuals who are trying to innovate (03:00). The Myths of Creativity, and “the stories we tell ourselves are true even when they are not true” (03:55). Everyone has the potential to increase their creativity (04:55). How companies unintentionally silo creativity into certain divisions, telling others that they do not need to be creative (06:10). David’s creative process (14:45).

Learning to be Innovative – Future Building’s Crucial Role in Driving Innovation Impact

Imaginatik

But a time-consuming scenario planning process brought them no closer to salvation. Yet the methods they employ subconsciously derive from talents wired into human nature, accessible to us all – creativity, imagination, the ability to dream. Both are integral components of the visionary innovator’s creative process. They thought they needed a new growth strategy.

Good Business Is the Best Art

Innovation in Practice

Understand the creative and emotional impact of everything you do when it comes to your brand and learn how to create experiences, messages, stories, systems, services, and products that express the essence of that artistic vision. The campaign is a great example of business art that turned their product, a bag of potato chips, into a canvas for global creative self-expression.

6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

It’s perfectly okay that most people – from call center employees to claims adjusters in the field – focus on continuous improvements to current business processes, the customer experience, and insurance products. With the premise that everyone has an equal opportunity to add innovation-based value, it’s essential to help jump start the process. Nothing wrong with that.

Guest Blog Post: How to plan for creativity; The power of divergent and convergent ideation

Betterific

We are excited to bring you Joyce Wycoff , an author and expert on gratitude and creativity. The Betterific memberbase is comprised of design thinkers, product developers, and smart creatives.  So we like to bring content that helps expand the mind around creativity and brainstorming. There is one over-riding rule of creativity: Separate the two phases.

The Amazing Thing About Bad Ideas

HunchBuzz

In the process he reasons we need to stop leaping to the conclusion that technology alone can solve complex social issues. Bad ideas are part of the process. Understanding that bad ideas are part of the creative process helps alleviate the pressure of coming up with that one “big idea”. Check it out. Unfortunately that’s not true, there’s plenty of bad ideas.

Taking a Risk on Vulnerability: 4 Ways to Create an Idea Sharing Culture at Work

KindlingApp

Elizabeth Gilbert, in her latest book Big Magic , touches on a similar notion of risk-taking in talking about creativity. If you want to live creatively, she says, you can’t let those voices of self judgement, or fear of judgement by family, friends, colleagues, or bosses keep you from practicing your passion and harnessing the bit of magic that fuels the creative process. In other words, the path to creativity is often road-blocked by fear trying to convince you not to share, but being creative means taking a risk on vulnerability.

Good Business Is the Best Art

Innovation in Practice

Understand the creative and emotional impact of everything you do when it comes to your brand and learn how to create experiences, messages, stories, systems, services, and products that express the essence of that artistic vision. The campaign is a great example of business art that turned their product, a bag of potato chips, into a canvas for global creative self-expression.