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Looking back at 2016 with our top 10 articles

First of all, I trust you’re having a tip top festive break filled with joy and peace and love and all that good stuff. Just in case you want to use …

Trump won. What else are you wrong about?

This year I’ve been on something of a strange and alarming journey. I’ve remarked time and again that the world seems to have stopped making sense …

A device that's guaranteed to give you better ideas

You won’t be surprised to learn that we’re big fans of TED here. There’s such good thinking on there about creativity (as well as some misguided …

A welcome from the editor

Hi there. I’m Dave Birss – Editor of <i>Open for Ideas</i>.<p>It’s a new online magazine focused on helping people and organisations come up with better ideas. …

The science behind creativity – what happens in the brain and why

<b>What is creativity?</b><p>There’s an extraordinary new type of brain scan called an fMRI that allows us to witness creative thinking while it’s happening. …

Creative Work

Why brainstorms suck and what you can do about it

“Brainstorm. Two minutes.”<p>Queue eye roll.<p>Your cerebellum is pretty awesome, but you’re already juggling a bundle of briefs and your desk is groaning …

Do you have to be business-like to do good business?

Image by JonoMueller on Flickr. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/<p>Work is the place where we spend the majority of our time – some …

Finding a way to write

I have written about my observations and internal life in journals since I was a teenager and take great pleasure in drafting any kind of text, this …

The winner's guide to playing with ideas

<i>I’m a big fan of Artefact Cards. I use them in my workshops and many of my clients have started using them too. They’re fantastic thinking tools to</i> …

So you want more creativity in the workplace? Are you serious?

<i>Most organisations nowadays have</i> an ambition <i>to be more creative but, despite what they say most are not prepared to do what it takes. Steve Chapman</i> …

A beginner’s guide to human insight

A Beginner’s Guide to Human Insight by John J Sills<p><i>(Or what a failed newspaper can teach us about the importance of truly understanding what your</i> …

17 presentation tips I wish I’d known years ago

<i>Many great ideas have died a death from being badly presented to the people that matter. To make sure you don’t fall at that last hurdle, we asked</i> …