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How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity

Want to challenge assumptions? Follow the lead of Microsoft, MIT, and others, and ask more questions, writes author Warren Berger.<p>Brainstorming has developed a fraught reputation, perhaps deservedly so. When groups of people are thrown together and expected to come up with original ideas, there is …

Why the Business World Needs to Emulate Creatives: We Expect Better

When you’re motivated by creativity and the desire to produce great work, if you’re lucky, others might describe you using words like <b>thoughtful</b>, …

It’s 10 Years since ‘that’ TED Talk: 5 questions to think about #doschoolskillcreativity

A decade ago a revolution started in education, a groundswell for change. In June 2006 Sir Ken Robinson asked, Do schools kill creativity? This short …

TED Talks

15 Artists Answer: How Has Exploring Creativity Helped You Find Your Identity

From Christine and the Queens to Big Freedia<p>Whether we consciously realize it or not, our every action shapes us in some way, be it big or small, and helps us learn a little bit more about ourselves. And the human impulse to create is perhaps among the most telling. We don't create or absorb art …

In The Creative Economy, Mindsets Matter More Than Technology by Steve Denning

“The world,” writes Alan Murray in Fortune, “is in the midst of a new industrial revolution.” The “frictionless corporation” of the 21st Century is …

Creative Industries

Can Creativity Be Taught?

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10 Legit Ways To Increase Creativity And Productivity At Work

<b>“Nobody has a monopoly on good ideas, and you can never tell exactly when you will come up with them.” </b><i>— Richard Branson</i><p>Recently, a video went viral …

5 Things I've Learned About Creativity

I never planned to be a writer. In fact, it was something I actively avoided. As a publishing CEO, I felt it was important to steer clear of the creative process. When business side people start inserting themselves into creative work, it usually leads to trouble. So I focused on supporting other …

The One Thing Every Company Gets Wrong About Innovation

<i>The Fortune 500 Insiders Network is an online community where top executives from the Fortune 500 share ideas and offer leadership advice with</i> …

The 9 Biggest Myths About Creativity You Should Never Believe

Here are nine things you were told about innovation and creativity. None of them are true--here's what the reality is.<p>The following beliefs are held firmly throughout corporate America, and I hear them all the time. They simply make sense to people, but they are not true. Here is why.<p>1. Innovation …

4 Ways Your Office Is Crushing Your Creativity

Two-thirds of employees believe that they work in spaces that stifle creativity and innovation, a Gensler survey finds.<p>Is your office stifling your creativity? A recent survey, conducted by the global architecture firm Gensler, suggests as much. The good news: You can do something about it.<p>The …

The Workplace

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

Artist creates bold explosions of colour using thinned oil paint and his breath

This striking series of works is by Phoenix-based artist, Ryan Carey. Created using only thinned oil paint, and his lung capacity, Carey uses the …

8 activities to jump-start your creativity

“Being a writer is a very peculiar sort of a job: It’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper [or a blank screen], and quite often the blank piece …

Game execs recommend 32 practices for fostering creativity and diversity

A lot of executives say they believe in diversity and creativity, but they don’t always know how to promote it inside their companies. At our GamesBeat 2016 conference, a panel of game industry veterans talked about how creativity can foster diversity, and vice versa.<p>The panel included Megan …

Try 'what if' writing to boost your creativity and imagine the future

Are you feeling restrained by the past and fearful of the future? Do you doubt your resilience?<p>If so, don't despair.<p>Here's a "what if" writing …

'Hey Monster!' Uses Your Child's Creativity to Teach Early Literacy

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Just in time for the back-to-school season, TechSpaghetti has released its latest app, <i>Hey Monster!</i>, to help children and …