Creativity

How Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg Came Up With Their Most Brilliant Ideas

Creativity is less about your ideas and more about how you pursue them.<p>At some point, every entrepreneur wishes he or she had the creative gusto of an Elon Musk or a Jeff Bezos. While there is no denying their innate genius, part of entrepreneurial success comes from habits and routines that …

Mark Zuckerberg

If Your Employees Can't -- or Won't -- Innovate, It's Time to Let Them Go

These are the eight steps to unleashing your company's innovational potential.<p>Every organization has what I call innovational potential. They have the capability to innovate, but they don't realize it. They have the capacity for innovation but don't know how to unlock it. They think innovation is …

Employment

The Role of Mobile Devices in a Creative Business Culture

When you jump out of an airplane for the first time, the instructor has their hand on the lower part of your back. If they push you too hard, you …

Mobile Devices

Find Your Next Big Idea On Vacation (Experts Weigh In With This Simple Thought)

Vacations can be good for work if you use them the right way.<p>You have two choices while on vacation; try to strike a balance between a light connection back to work and the desire to relax and treat your self to something special. It never works, does it?<p>The problem is that our brains just don't …

Habitat for Humanity

To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat.<p>To get the most out of your creative energy, carve out space for creative work. To make that space, you need to make …

Big Ideas

Successful people from Warren Buffett to Bill Gates spend their free time the same way

• <b>The most successful business leaders and thinkers dedicate energy to 'compound time' activities.</b>• <b><br>These activities have long-term value: greater knowledge and creativity.</b>• <b><br>There are six compound time activities you can do starting today — reflection, napping, walking, reading, conversation, and</b> …

Self-improvement

These Are the Top Six Books That Will Make You More Creative

If you read <i>What are the four principles that will lead you to breakthrough creativity?</i> and want more information, look no further.<p>Six of the best …

Ludwig van Beethoven

Apparently, You Can Unlock Your Creative Potential in Just 7 Steps

Unlocking the secret to creativity isn't always easy—just ask any college student, artist, or writer who's hit that dreaded creative block at the …

Walk In The Park

Can Steelcase’s Office Of The Future Make Corporate America Rethink The Drab Modern Workplace?

The company’s new Creative Spaces offers a model for companies to give their employees spaces–and the freedom–to collaborate, think, and relax as they see fit.<p>There may be days you dread going to the office. Your 8-by-10-foot cubicle is starting to feel cramped. Your Instagram filters all look …

The Workplace

What Happens To Your Creativity When You Age, According To New Study

Image via Shutterstock<p><b>What happens to</b> your ability to think up novel ideas when you get older, and when does creativity truly peak?<p><b>To answer these</b> …

New York Times

5 Ways to Out-Think Ordinary

<b>“Curiosity is the spark behind the spark of every great idea. The future belongs to the curious.” —Author Unknown</b><p>The old saying that curiosity killed …

Architecture

Airbnb CMO Mildenhall doesn’t think the consultancies have what it takes to keep creative talent

Airbnb’s global chief marketing officer is in the midst of creative review but says the management consultancies are not in contention, believing …

Advertising

Never Get Stuck in a Rut Again: The Importance of Play

Photography requires repetitive tasks that can often become habit forming. When we find a way of doing something that works, we repeat those steps to …

Photography

Why stress and creativity do not go well together

Submit your work<p>Send us your latest projects and the best will appear in the Work section of the CR website<p>Access our full archive<p>This site contains …

Design

The Science of the Daydreaming Paradox for Innovation

Source: UnsplashChristopher Nolan got his idea for the thriller film <i>Inception</i> from one of his own lucid dreams. It’s a brilliant mind-bending story. …

The Brain

“We always are pleasantly surprised at what we have in us.”: Esperanza Spalding talks about making an album in 77 hours

Training like a marathoner, Spalding is going through her paces, so far she's written single songs in 77 minutes<p>Esperanza Spalding has never shied away from a challenge. Among her latest gambits: In 2016, the jazz bassist/vocalist released “Emily’s D+Evolution,” a Tony Visconti-co-produced concept …

Liberal View

Thailand Creative and Design Center / Department of Architecture

<i>From the architect.</i> Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) is a government agency with a mission to inspire creative thinking in the society and …

Architecture

Fstoppers Interviews One of the Creative Industry's Hardest Working CEOs

There's a lot more to creating unique and edgy content than keeping a camera fixed to your face. From eating scrumptious tacos and filming …

Photography

How to be Insanely Creative in a Group

<b>Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.</b><p><b>What is your first reaction when you want to be creative and generate some path breaking …

Leadership

How to Come Up With Ideas That Will Actually Excite Your Team

No man is an island, particularly in the startup world. Amazing ideas go to waste every day when founders don’t involve their employees in the …

Management

Be more Rembrandt: should your brand endline be original or creative?

Rembrandt painted hundreds of portraits over his lifetime. Even to the untrained eye, there is a uniquely original pattern and signature style which …

The inventive ways agencies are helping brainstorm for the fall - Digiday

Keeping the creative juices flowing can be tough for agencies. Here are some of the inventive ways agencies are prepping for the fall, when the work …

Advertising Industry

Creative works APAC featuring Ogilvy, Dentsu, Dark Horses, AJF Partnership more

Welcome to The Drum's APAC Creative Works.<p>As always, this section is dedicated to showing the best creative work and gives you, the reader, the …

Advertising

The 4 Types of Creative Breakthroughs—and How to Find Them | Heleo

“You have the same brain structure as Einstein. It’s just a question of how well you’re accessing it.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>Why your best ideas happen</i> …

Intentional Creativity

Intentional Creativity<p>Torrence, whose focus was on creativity, developed the Torrence Incubation Model of Creative Thinking (TIM) model.<p>As emphasized …

Creative

Mind Maps

By onAugust 19, 2017 in Nonprofit How-to, Social Change, world changing<p><i>By Tom Peterson</i><p>Although we’re rarely conscious of it we use maps all the time. …

Maps

What the desks of successful people can tell us about how they think

How a person leaves their office desk can tell you a lot about them.<p>Is it organized chaos, bursting with new plans and ideas to take the world by storm? Do sentimental photos of family and moments adorn the area surrounding the workspace? Is the desk organized, meticulously cleaned, and orderly?<p>The …

Success

From Burning Man trips to hypnotherapy: here are four brainstorming techniques you can learn from the ad world

Inspiration can come from anywhere, and there are hundreds of options and settings for brainstorming. But being supposed experts on creativity, ad agency executives have their own unique and personal techniques to get their artistic juices flowing.<p>Business Insider asked four advertising and design …

Advertising

Lack of creativity dampens Liverpool once again

English Premier League

What Picasso Can Teach Us About Being Filmmakers

Pablo Picasso is one of the greatest painters in human history, but as filmmakers, what can we learn from his philosophy on art?<p>As filmmakers, we …

Pablo Picasso