PBTO S2E3: The Importance of “Imaginativefulness” in the Creative Process

Rmukesh Gupta

He is also the creator of a new & effective creative thinking methodology called “ Anti-Conventional Thinking ” as an alternative to traditional brainstorming methods. He also runs the Report 103 , which is one of the longest running eJournal or blog on creativity and innovation in business. He is a great guy, who understands the psychology behind creativity and has a great sense of humor. Who is on the show: In this episode, we host Jeffrey Baumgartner.

#1,818 – Podcast Alarm Clock

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

But at least you can start learning right away, primed to hit the ground running while starting your day in style. The study looked at morning and evening MRI scans and observed that mornings showed more connections in the brain— a key element to the creative process.”


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How Can You Use Gamification to Boost Innovation?

Innovation Excellence

Gamification can help at different phases in the innovation process. These benefits are particularly important when it comes to ensuring success in creative thinking and innovation. At what stage in an innovation process can you bring in gamification?

Innovative Innovation Meetings: Formats, Designs, and Examples


Design more innovative innovation meetings that boost creativity and strengthen engagement. They can be too passive, boring, yield few ideas (and even fewer creative innovations), last too long, and result in too much discussion and too little action. Top Design Thinking Books to Read.

Interview #1: Creativity and The Art of REframing (Vlad Dumitrescu-Petric?)

Innovation Walk

Originally from Bucharest (Romania), Vlad teaches this creative thinking concept inspired by personal development, psychology, and renowned creative minds. Check out our conversation to discover more about the REframe workshop and Vlad’s perspective on creativity and innovation. “Creativity” is a word widely used in different contexts. What does creativity mean to you? In order to innovate, you have to call creativity in the process.

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: The Previously Unknown Back Story

Idea Champions

And so, in the spirit of full disclosure, here's the back story of The Year of Living Creatively -- a bold, new online service of mine with the potential to make a profound difference in your life. An idea SO big and so inspiring that we could not stop thinking about it.

Interested in Becoming a Zoomstorming Facilitator?

Idea Champions

Zoomstorming is a 60-90 minute online brainstorming process that sparks clarity, insights, new ideas, and the kind of positive mindset needed for aspiring innovators to make meaningful progress with a new venture, idea, problem, or opportunity. I see myself as a creative person.".

IdeaScale and The Idea Guy Team Up to Create Best-in-Class Training


Are you looking for training that will build systemic creativity within your organization? According to a recent release on PR.com , the partnership will add creativity training to innovation management by offering best practices while increasing an already substantial return on investment.

The limitations, criticisms and new pathways for Design Thinking – Part two

Paul Hobcraft

This is part two of my thoughts that came out of investigating and researching design thinking in the past couple of weeks. Within these two posts, I want to provide my thoughts, bridging the present and pointing towards a better design thinking future, one that in my opinion, is urgently needed. I think design thinking seems presently fairly messy and I feel is in need of a complete reset. Design thinking as something far too prescribed ‘dulls’ the process.

Striving for the innovation balance: between exploring and exploiting.

Paul Hobcraft

To adapt we need to open ourselves up to learning and adjusting our organizational ‘form’ in new ways. Yet often these stay ‘static’ not learning or improving. In our innovation activities there is an even greater pressing need to build into our thinking the ability to find more dynamic capabilities. It is a constant innovator’s dilemma to think through and get right. Recognizing our need to think differently.

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. Innovative thinking doesn’t seem that accessible to everyone when we hold such a belief…. 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. Reward Creative Thinking.

Inverse the Six Ws for Problem Discovery

Innovation Excellence

Thus, learning to explore and question the unknown is where the magic truly happens. In short, people are asked to name their challenge, and then the traditional process is brought to bear to help solve it. And to do so, you need to think of the Six Ws… in reverse!

The Origins of Design Thinking

Business Innovation Design

Design thinking is created not only because Tim Brown coined the word that became a buzzword. Design thinking is created because big corporation lack the ability to be creative and on extreme cases, aren't able to create new products and services that meet unmet needs of their customers. Because of 20th century education system that fostered dominant logic and disregard creativity, people grew up with an overpowered mindset and skill-set of managing value.

Can Innovation Work in a Work-from-Home World?

The Inovo Group

Whether you are an executive, manager or individual contributor with the responsibility to effectively navigate the next 6-18 months, it is imperative to be thinking more deeply about what WFH means for you, your team and your organization.

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." I'm all for people thinking on their own in their dorm room. Think Jobs and Wozniak.