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The real reason why you haven’t started your creative project

How many people do you know who are passionate about a creative venture but never do anything about it? Every time you ask them about it, there is …

Creativity

4 Ideas To Improve Your Creative Thinking

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder of Procrastinate Zero<p>Remember the times when creativity was only for artists? And that …

Creativity

3 Great Books about Creative Thinking

Every spring I get a terrible case of spring fever.For me, this manifests not only as a desire to be outdoors, but also in a great burst of energy …

Creativity

How to Unleash The Great Perfection of Creativity

There is little in life that does not require at least some measure of creativity.<p>Whether you are trying to compose a symphony, write an essay, find …

Creativity

A Culture Of Innovation Is Not Enough

“We have a culture of innovation” is a statement found on crumpled banners, rolled up posters and trashed brochures of failed startups and shuttered businesses. Companies and investors have tried to shift, fund or shock their employees into becoming innovative.<p>The latest wave is to create corporate …

Innovation

Why there’s no innovation without integration

<b>Author:</b> <b>Barry O’Reilly</b>, Director, PaaS Business Process Management EMEA<p>Co-authors: <b>Joost Volker</b>, Director Cloud Platform Business Development EMEA;</b> …

Innovation

It’s Time to Stop Waiting for Permission to Create Timely Customer Experiences That Resonate

This year, as I was walking the floor at CES, I was struck by many of the innovations that I encountered. Toasters that tweet. Smart fridges that …

Advertising Industry

The Friction of Innovation

I recently shared a post exploring cultural agility in relation to innovation and disruption: broadly the premise is that different states of …

Innovation

How collaboration and A.I. are transforming creative jobs in 2018

The creative industry has always been faced with a rapidly changing landscape, but in 2018 we face some of the largest, and most unknown challenges …

Artificial Intelligence

Our Last “Genius” Stephen Hawking is Gone… Cause for Worry Or Inspiration?

Our last genius, Stephen Hawking, died early Wednesday morning at his home in Cambridge, England...

Creativity

Why You Should Brainstorm for Questions, Not Answers

The goal of brainstorming is to find possible solutions to a problem, but the process often becomes a platform for the outspoken, who offer the same …

7 Ways To Give Your Creativity Muscle A Quick Jolt

Being creative isn't difficult. It just takes a jump start.<p>I make a living by being creative.<p>Every single day, I have to come up with something new--as a writer, that means looking for new angles to the same general themes and stories, and as an entrepreneur that means finding creative solutions to …

Creativity

From Steve Jobs to Oprah: 28 Leaders' Commencement Speeches That Will Make You Re-Think Success

The best advice from Steve Jobs, Oprah, Barack Obama, J.K.Rowling, and many more on how to rethink success.<p>It's both inspiring and comforting to hear how those we admire succeed in the face of failures, setbacks, and barriers, and there's perhaps no better format than the commencement address to …

Motivation

Stop, Take a Break, And Just Think (The Life-Changing Habit of Thinking)

Have you had a good think lately?<p><b>Plato</b> <i>once said, “When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.”</i><p>Many people are caught up “doing” so much that …

Creativity

This Is The World’s First Fully Solar Train

In an Australian beach town, surfers get their boards to the coast using renewable-powered transit.<p>The Australian beach town of Byron Bay has a traffic problem–especially during holidays, when tourists cause gridlock on local streets. Until recently, there were few options for public transit. But …

Solar Panels

Hyperloop One Beats Out Musk for New Hyperloop Speed Record

How long will this one last?<p>Hyperloops are still years or decades from ever transporting their first passengers, but that doesn’t mean a few companies aren’t still working on improving the design. Hyperloop One—which recently received an investment from Virgin Group and became Virgin Hyperloop …

9 Innovative Fields Where You Should Focus for Business Growth in 2018

Writing in this space a year ago, our team at Edelman Digital predicted—and indeed have witnessed—the rise of influencer marketing as a mainstream …

Artificial Intelligence

Creating, Imagining, and Innovating

<i>This blog post is part of an</i> <i>ASCD</i> <i>partnership with Wonder Media. To see all blog posts from Wonder Media on the 16 Habits of Mind, you can</i> <i>click here.</i> …

Pedagogy

12 Creativity Hacks for 2018

By the end of 2018, you’ll be a creative genius!Right brain versus left brain. Art versus math. We subscribe to one side or the other. When we’re …

Creativity

3 Companies Doing Their Part to Create a Better World | Inc.com

'Tis the season, which can be a time to take stock of all that we have to be grateful for and open our hearts to help those less fortunate. Some company founders and staff go a bit further and make that their job year round.<p>Here are three exciting social entrepreneurs who are building companies for …

Innovation

Searching the brain for creativity

What is creativity and where can it be found in the human brain? When is a person creative, when are they mad? Questions that are easy to ask but …

Mental Health

For A More Creative Brain, Embrace Constraints | Inc.com

Obstacles boost brainpower.<p>Constraints: you actually need them to get good at creating something remarkable. You need the limitations to inspire better thinking -- thinking that challenges the status quo.<p>Your brain is constantly in efficient mode, looking for ways to use less energy. And often, …

Creativity

4 Essential Innovation Skills That Anybody Can Master | Inc.com

I spent the majority of my adult life managing organizations and I always felt enormous pressure to innovate, but whenever I went looking for guidance, what I found was a confused jumble. Disruptive innovation, design thinking, open innovation, lean launchpads and on and on. Unlike marketing or …

Innovation

The Secret Place Where All Great Ideas Are Born

Where do great ideas come from? The cliched view is that they come fully formed in a flash of inspiration. You’ve probably seen this in films or on …

Why the Best Ideas Almost Always Seem Wrong Now--and Right Later | Inc.com

I've been reading a good book about creativity entitled <i>Light the Dark</i>, in which writers talk about what inspired their books and articles. One particularly good article was written by Mark Haddon, who wrote <i>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time</i>. In it he (apparently) misquotes Jean …

Innovation

How to Become an Einstein or Da Vinci: 4 Steps to Mastering Your Craft | Inc.com

There's no denying it--watching people do what they're good at is fun. From chess players to basketball players, we not only enjoy seeing others excel, but often we will pay to see them do so up close. The skill! The finesse! The mastery!<p>What we see demonstrated by champions of all industries and …

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Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

A few years ago, during a media interview for one of my books, my interviewer said something I still ponder often. Ranting about the level of distraction in his open office, he said, “That’s why I have a membership at the coworking space across the street — so I can focus.”<p>While I fully support the …

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