Creativity

Use a Poetic Metaphor to Unlock Your Creativity

Here is a tool to get out of your own head and think about your work differently<p>Do you want to break your own preconceptions about your work? Recheck your cognitive biases? Gain insight into your team in a new way? Get out of your own head to reframe your organization in a new way?<p>Think in …

Mount Everest

US Creative Work of the Week: Whiskas ad tells true story of young autistic girl and her cat companion

Brazil's AlmapBBDO has created a heartwarming film for Whiskas that tells the real-life story of a young autistic girl whose cat helped her find …

More Than 1,500 Migrant Deaths Reported in 2017 Alone

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>In 2017 alone, more than 59,000 migrants and refugees have risked their lives to reach Europe. Of those that have attempted the journey, an estimated 1,500 are feared drowned.<p>But for the thousands of others that do survive, they often do so …

Refugees

Walks with Walser by Carl Seelig

May 25 2017<p>Sarah Cowan<p>It’s perilous when the words spoken by a writer end up more well known than those he actually wrote. The line “I’m not here to …

He helps Allstate think creatively to attract millennials

If you want to be more creative, you have to embrace the unknown, says Moisés Noreña, director of strategic innovation at Allstate Northbrook. Not only has he built a process for creativity and innovation for his company, he also created the Certified Innovation Mentor program with the University …

The Truth Behind the Biggest "Eureka" Moments in Science

The Lightbulb<p>The lightbulb moment. Its presence in the retelling of scientific discovery is universal. From cartoons to documentaries, we see …

The Future

How to Rebrand Yourself as Creative When You’re Not Perceived That Way

The contemporary business world lauds those who are seen as creative. Innovators such as Elon Musk and Jony Ive have become household names. Yet, for many of us, despite our best efforts to be recognized as creative thinkers, our suggestions in meetings are ignored and our pitches to bosses get …

Harvard Business Review

Adrian Crowley Offers Up Immersive Haunting Songs

<i>This session has ended. Follow us @soundcheck on Twitter or subscribe to our podcast in iTunes, and we'll let you know when the audio is ready for download & streaming!</i><p>Galway-raised troubadour Adrian Crowley pens dark and beautiful, immersive and overwhelming songs, which are just the thing for a …

Project work is killing creative innovation

Advertising is oppressing itself with the one-off project. In the name of efficiency, we’re risking the consistent voice that determines real brand …

Innovation

Phoenix Takes on Problem of Disconnected Youth

Following the 2008 housing crisis and subsequent recession, Phoenix had one of the highest rates of disconnected youths, defined as young people ages 16 to 24 who are both out of school and not working. In the city alone, there were an estimated 100,000 young people who fell into this category.<p>"If …

How To Find The Right Answer Without All The Facts

“A new startup cannot be invented in the library of our past knowledge and existing systems,” explains Max Skibinsky, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley venture fund. He’s talking about a new venture, but the same principle applies to any truly original idea, from a better way to …

Andreessen Horowitz

Imagination - Workshop of the Mind

<i>(An excerpt from The Strangest Secret Library – available on Amazon)</i><p>Imagination – Workshop of the Mind<p>The Fifth Step toward Riches<p>The imagination is …

10 Fun and Easy Photography Tricks to Invigorate Your Creativity

Half the fun of photography is the experimentation. Sometimes, with a little ingenuity, you stumble upon a great image or a new technique that can …

Photography

How prototypes can help sell your bold and creative ideas

Every person privileged enough to make a living through their creativity understands a professional creative life depends upon reconciling two seemingly incompatible activities: <i>making</i> and <i>selling</i>.<p>Making — the soul-filling part of a creative practice — is best done without too much concern in the …

UX Design

To Avoid Public Scorn, GOP Wants Healthcare Talks Behind Closed Doors

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>After passing the House earlier this month, the American Health Care Act is on its way to the Senate. But first the Congressional Budget Office will review it once more. Today, the CBO releases their latest score of the legislation. It will …

Health Care

How To Be More Creative At Work

Four ways to make your office the place for original thinking<p>Offices have an uncanny ability to sap your creative energy. Even if you start the day …

Creative

Memo to all agency peers: work sucks

Dear agency peers – if you had to write a memo to your colleagues in the ad industry guiding them towards creative excellence, how would it read?<p>You …

Light Bulbs

10 Things The Best Innovation Executives Should Do For You

Here is what the best innovation executives do to build a culture of innovation and deliver outstanding financial results.<p>McKinsey & Company surveyed 2,240 executives and asked how important is innovation to them. 84% responded that innovation was <i>extremely</i> or <i>very</i> important to their companies' …

Innovation

How Terror Groups Prey on the Vulnerable for Maximum Impact

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this segment.</b><p>British Prime Minister Theresa May increased the terror alert level from severe to critical in the wake of Monday night's terrorist attack in Manchester, England, which killed 22 people and injured dozens more who were leaving a leaving a …

Manchester, England

'Get comfortable being uncomfortable': Beyond the Brief featuring Anne Elisco-Lemme, Duncan Channon

Duncan Channon executive creative director Anne Elisco-Lemme knows that sometimes the best kind of work is the kind that turns heads and stirs the …

Carl Perkins

Rihanna's Words Of Wisdom For Future Creatives

RIHANNA is famously encouraging of the next generation, and while attending a benefit in aid of the Parsons School of Design this week where she was …

Fashion Journalism

6 Unconventional Employee Traits That Will Really Drive Performance

Forget mere talent or intelligence. Do your employees possess these abilities?<p>Dream with me for a minute. Imagine a company where every employee, on any given day, knows he or she can have a voice, suggest ideas, and shape the future of the company.<p>Imagine that working for this company feels like …

Leadership

If You Want to Be Creative, Don’t Be Data Driven

3 Ideas that will completely change how you think about data<p>There is no inherent value in any piece of data because all information is meaningless in …

Design

The 5 Obsessions of Innovators

Too often, once great companies become intoxicated by their own success. To avoid this trap in times of massive upheaval and change, we must exploit our most powerful weapon: human creativity.<p>In our turbulent business climate, we all seek new pathways to growth and success. Yes, winning can be …

Innovation

5 Ways Childlike Curiosity Can (and Should) Inspire the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Curiosity has been widely recognized and cultivated as being an essential ingredient for good leadership, sound company culture, successful team-building and personal mental health.<p>Curiosity has been widely recognized and cultivated as being an essential ingredient for good leadership, sound …

Leadership

Why Being Playful Should Be The New Work Ethic

All our lives, we’ve been asked to grow up and get serious. Beginning with our parents and teachers, and then moving on to our bosses, many of us …

Can Parents Encourage Creativity?

Shares 199<p>A child often comes up with tricky questions and you may find you are often left with a loss for words. This is because your child reaches …

Kids

Watch: Why Truly Creative People Are Never Fully Satisfied With Their Work

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>“No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine …

Design

Five Ways to Benefit from Embracing Spontaneity and Disorder

The section of Martin Luther King’s iconic 1963 speech that everyone remembers – where he begins “I still have a dream…that my four little children …

Design

The Art of Business Improv: Embrace Change and Lead Dynamic Teams

Date of Event: May 24, 2017 <br>Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern <br>Fee: Complimentary <br>Meeting Number: 17945-00001<p>Attending this Webcast is free. …

Leadership