Is this the most creative music video of 2016 already?

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Just an unbelievable amount of coordination, imagination and creativity. What becomes clear is that just like any other creative endeavour, there were a lot of failed attempts before they finally got the shot they were after. What other music videos do you think are super-creative?

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GE and its Global Innovation Barometer 2016

Paul Hobcraft

The top line according to GE has six supporting key findings, many supporting their strategy, which sometimes leaves me uncomfortable in looking often just for validation and not the downsides and implication this might bring: Creativity and problem-solving will be key for future work forces.

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This legendary 1947 letter on the lack of creativity in advertising is even more true in 2016

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And this is resulting in less actual creativity being used. In that year, William “Bill” Bernach was the Creative Director at Grey Advertising, before leaving to become one of the founders of DDB. I’m worried lest hardening of the creative arteries begin to set in.

Join our free webinar: The biggest breakthrough in creativity training of 2016

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Originally published at Join our free webinar: The biggest breakthrough in creativity training of 2016. creativity webinarHi everyone, I have some very exciting news, which I’d like you to join me for in an exclusive free Webinar. Date: Thursday 23 June Time: 6:00 pm BST (UK Time) – free replays available to all registrants As you know, I put a lot of focus into finding out exactly how the brain generates ideas, […].

New insights on how your creativity decreases as you get older

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I couldn’t wait to teach you some amazing insights I recently found out on how creativity evolves over time, so I just grabbed by phone and shot this quick video for you. Originally published at New insights on how your creativity decreases as you get older. creativity

Evidence that children become less creative over time (and how to fix it)

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Professor George Land gives an inspiring TED talk into his research of creativity in children and adults, with some shocking findings about how creativity levels change throughout a child’s life. creativity

Why I have a problem with the Global Innovation Index

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INSEAD Business School, along with Cornell University and the World Intellectual Property Organisation have just released their analysis of the world’s most innovative countries for 2016. Top 10 Most Innovative Countries 2016, GII 2016. Creative Outputs.

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Intrapreneurship Chicago 2016

Gregg Fraley

So, you may be surprised when I bend over backwards to promote Intrapreneurship Chicago 2016. In recent years I’ve become a bit anti-conference. I still go to some but I find the formats tired. The formula favors big name authors and speakers who sometimes miss the mark.

Leaders agree: Creativity will be 3rd most important work skill by 2020

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According to a new report from the World Economic Forum, it is clear that creativity at work is going to be one of the most important and in-demand skills in the next 5 years. Creativity. This study backs up other surveys which show how important it will be to companies for their people to be able to think creatively. In 2010, IBM surveyed 1,500 CEOs from across the world, and they voted creativity to be their most important workplace capability to help them survive and grow.

Inside the mind of a creative genius: Werner Herzog

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He answered questions on a whole slew of subjects, especially the thoughts behind people’s favorite films, and his creative process. Here I have collected some of his answers which I believe can teach everyone about what goes on inside the mind of a true creative genius.

3 Creative Thinking Skills Ideas from Gas Can 2016


Last Friday’s Gas Can Creative Conference sponsored by AAF-KC (American Advertising Federation – Kansas City) was a half-empty gas can, at best. While there were a few presentations and ideas to stimulate our creative thinking skills, there were far too few for an all-day event.

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

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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. Creativity artificial creativity IBM Watso

White noise vs. Pink noise: Which sounds helps you concentrate, and which makes you more creative?

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Originally published at White noise vs. Pink noise: Which sounds helps you concentrate, and which makes you more creative? creativityHave you ever wondered why you find the sound of raindrops relaxing, or why some background sounds can help you concentrate?

Microsoft retakes the innovation crown with its new focus on creativity

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Originally published at Microsoft retakes the innovation crown with its new focus on creativity. Up until a few years ago, experts in the innovation space were using Microsoft as a case study for failing to innovate.

Supplier Innovation Seminar October 27, 2016 in NYC

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Innovation Excellence is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with The Conference Board to offer our members and community a 50% discount to attend the Supplier Innovation Seminar taking place October 27, 2016, in NYC.

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Solvitur ambulando – A Great Creativity Hack

Tim Kastelle

In both cases, Solvitur ambulando is a pretty useful creativity hack. Solvitur ambulando – it is solved by walking. That’s the slogan for Keri Smith’s wonderful book The Wander Society (and here ).

What Top Gear vs. The Grand Tour teaches us about creativity vs ownership

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You may be asking yourself what comparing two shows about fast cars has to do with creativity. Originally published at What Top Gear vs. The Grand Tour teaches us about creativity vs ownership. amazon creativity top gearThe answer is … quite a lot actually. Let me explain. It all comes down to a complicated juggling act which everyone and every company struggles with at one point or another: The legacy of previous ideas vs […].

My interview on the Creative Life Podcast with James Taylor

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James is another creativity consultant from the UK, who focuses on helping predominantly people working in the Creative Industries, especially music. The identical and fraternal Twins study showing how most of creativity is not genetic: source [link].

Interview with Pascal Cools from the Flanders District of Creativity

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What does it take to encourage creativity and innovation across an entire region? I sat down with Pascal Cools, from the Flanders District of Creativity, which the Belgian government set up to promote innovation and creativity within businesses of the region.

5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity

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The truth is that creativity is hard work. All Posts Management Media Creativity WritingThere are no silver bullets. The only way to create successfully is to get your ideas out there, find the flaws and get to work fixing them. Related. [[ This is a content summary only.

Until You Have Creative Skills, Innovation Tools Are Useless


— Brian Tracy (@BrianTracy) August 20, 2016. Yes, we’re all creative. It’s the reason why I created a workshop that specifically shows people how to be creative through the use of skills; and then enhance them with tools.

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Never stop investing in yourself. It’s vital for staying creative

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But it teaches an important lesson about staying creative. This is vital for enabling your brain to form new associations between disparate ideas (one of the true roots of creativity). Nick Skillicorn with Frank Kern (Feel the Kern 2016).

Creative Thinking and a Day of Creative Self-Talk


That conversation, and a related one on creative thinking and what is funny got me reflecting on a day in my life and the creative thinking and creative self-talk that goes on behind the scenes. Some of the creative self-talk is not particularly beneficial.

7 Disruptive Forces for 2016 and Beyond

Innovation Excellence

As the first month of 2016 comes to a close, here are seven forces of the future poised to shift the way we live, work, bank, and vote. Continue reading → Creativity Disruption Growth Innovation Leadership Management Strategy Distruptive Innovation future Trends

Give the gift of creativity to your family in 2017, and merry Christmas

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Our Christmas gift to you: Get 25% off your first month of Deep Creativity Training (now only $9) by using the coupon code “THANKSNICK” at checkout. Hosting interviews and Webinars with some of the world’s top experts in Creativity and Innovation. Delivering amazing free training on how to become even more creative. Launching our first premium eLearning piece, the world-exclusive Deep Creativity Training system. Creativity christmas

Innovation and The Art of Implementation: Dealing with Creatives

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As mentioned in The Art of Implementation : interestingly enough, of all the passages in the first Robert’s Rules of Innovation book, one of the passages that got the most input from readers was the section in Chapter V discussing the “care and feeding of creatives”. [1] 1] Oh those creative types! Why are people so opinionated, even impassioned and obsessed, with the creatives? These special people, these creatives—my oh my, what a sight to behold!

What pisses off creative people more than anything else

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Everyone who has a naturally creative spark knows the dreaded feeling. Originally published at What pisses off creative people more than anything else. The moment you realise that you’re actually being discouraged from having ideas because other people think they’re a waste of time. Have you ever experienced this: Your boss, manager or CEO decides that they need to come up with some new ideas for something. […].

Breaking the Barriers of Creativity

Innovation in Practice

What holds people back from being creative? Do you not have a budget for doing creative work? They appear to be strict boundaries that seem to limit your ability to be creative. Surprisingly, constraints are not a barrier to creativity. Now that’s creative.

The State of Crowdsourcing in 2016

Innovation Excellence

Based on an updated 2015 dataset, the eYeka report provides an analysis of the latest evolutions of how the world’s largest companies are leveraging creative crowdsourcing. The report looks into which sectors, companies, and brands are the most active users of crowdsourcing for marketing and innovation, with a specific focus on FMCG. It also analyses. Innovation

Join me for an evening of cocktails and creativity on August 2nd

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In it, I’ll be talking about some of the most interesting insights we’ve recently learned about how creativity works and how it can be improved, with time for questions and answers at the end. Date: Tuesday August 2nd 2016. News creativity event funzing looking glass cocktail clubPeople often say that the best ideas should be discussed over a drink, so this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Creativity Redefined for Innovation

Innovation Excellence

The words “creative” and “creativity” have been hi-jacked by the world of advertising. In these cases – and the cases of classic advertising – creativity was visual, copy, or positioning cleverness applied at the end of the new product process, when it was time to market downstream.

Ways to Learn Creativity

Innovation in Practice

Becoming more creative, even just a tiny bit, will enhance what you do everyday, at work, at home, or anywhere. There are various schools of thought about how to learn creativity. I don’t think that’s what creativity is all about.

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.

Warren Buffet’s powerful “Two List” productivity tip for creative people

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Warren Buffet really hit the nail on the head with this advice, as it is something which almost all creative people will struggle with. At the end of it, you’ll have a much clearer plan as to which of your creative projects (and the tasks which support them!) Do you like insights into creativity like this? Warren Buffet is known as one of the most successful and generous investors of all time.

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Creative Thinking Exercises – 8 Ideas to Lower Your Creative Stakes


What if you are a person that freezes up when you think you need to come up with or implement a creative idea ? What if your fear of being wrong is so great that you can’t even start implementing creative ideas that are just for you for fear you’ll goof something up?

Making innovation a habit – the birth of the creative leader

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The Best Innovation Conferences You Can Still Attend in 2016

Innovation Excellence

Conferences Innovation Back End of Innovation BEI Centric Chicago Ideas Week Chief Innovation Officer Chief Innovation Officer Summit CINO Creative Innovation Day of Innovation DLD Tel Aviv Fast Company Future Festival Harvest Summit Murmuration Festival NewCo Trend Hunter Web Summit

Free creativity seminar: 18 August at Google Campus London

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For everyone in London who is interested in creativity, I will be hosting a seminar at the Google Campus on the 18th August. Originally published at Free creativity seminar: 18 August at Google Campus London. creativity LondonIt is for the benefit of the area’s entrepreneurial startup & technology community, and will be free and quite informal. You can get up to 10 tickets for your company using the […].

More amazingly creative music videos by OK GO

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But when you look at their previous videos, you’ll be overwhelmed by how creative they are too. We hope they inspire you to try something creative this week. Do you like insights into creativity like this?

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Creative Quickies – How are you supporting creativity and new ideas?


When it comes to whether an organization demonstrates ample creativity and new ideas, you have to place a load of responsibility on the leadership. How the leaders encourage and cultivate new ideas (or don’t) will affect the volume and richness of creativity throughout the organization.

How Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft miss Creative Talent

Innovation Excellence

There are pervasive myths that older people are stuck in their ways, lack creativity and dynamism and cannot cope with new technology. Creativity culture ageism bias discrimination Google michelangelo titian woody allen zuckerberg

Van Gogh Air BnB: 2016 Epica Gold Winner for Innovation

Innovation in Practice

Established in 1987, Epica is the only prize in the area of creativity judged and awarded by journalists who work for marketing and communications magazines worldwide.

Creative Thinking Skills – Protecting Yourself from Creative Thinking Challenges


Sometimes creative thinking challenges come from inside your own head. In many organizations, however, substantial creative thinking challenges come from leaders and cultures that may say they want new thinking, but seem to do everything they can to scuttle creativity.