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  • Jeff DeGraff
    How to Jump-Start Radical Change in Your Company
    When Steve Jobs developed the iPod in 1997, he assembled a diverse group of thinkers with different points of view and areas of expertise. They didn't invent something new. Rather, they brought together disparate technologies that no one had...
  • Calm down.....
    Letting Go of the Little Stuff
    The small frustrations and irritations manipulate such power over us because they pickpocket us of the illusion that we are always in control. It has been suggested that every problem is a potential teacher—a confusing situation is an...
  • Pixar's Rules
    A crash course in creativity
    In honor of the National Novel Writing Month (www.nanowrimo.org), in which we are all challenged to write a 50,000 word novel in a month, I wanted to put together a very quick crash course in creative writing. I can tell you having finished my...
  • Basic Mandala
    A mandala
    Have you ever heard of a mandala? If not, you’re missing out on a miraculous wonder. We find mandalas in nature, within the swirling design in a snail’s shell, in the beauty of an aerial view of a flower, in the universe and in much of...
  • There are many options for Halloween costumes and some can be made at home.
    3 Halloween costumes you can make yourself
    Costumes are an essential part of Halloween. Whether trick-or-treating, attending a dress-up party, or marching in a parade (like the famous NYC Village Halloween Parade) , choosing the right costume is an essential part of celebrating the holiday...
  • Bright ideas
    Improving personal creativity
    When starting a project like, say, repainting the living room, does the whole concept appear in a flash? Or does it come in bits and pieces? Is it planned step-by-step or improvised along the way? Does the final product appeal to every need or...
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    The art of not knowing what you're doing
    Twenty-five years ago when I was a first year PhD student, a friend talked me into attending a creative writing workshop. Since I'd never done anything like that before, I had no prior expectations, but I was totally unprepared for what happened....
  • How to Create Better Ideas Faster
    How to Create Better Ideas Faster
    The four F’s of effective brainstorming.Have you ever tried to get your team to brainstorm a breakthrough idea for a product or service only to find the process mostly yields extensions of existing ideas?Research on creative thinking gives...
  • Researchers prove marijuana does not increase creativity
    Researchers prove marijuana does not increase creativity
    Artists and musicians have famously claimed that smoking pot improved their creativity. The first scientific trial of the effects of marijuana on creativity shows that the use of large amounts of marijuana actually reduces creativity. Lorenza...
  • Many books have been inspired by dreams.
    5 dreams that inspired creativity
    Dreams can be wonderful or terrifying. They can entice us into wanting to go to sleep or make us afraid to get into bed. Dreams can come from seemingly nowhere or they can be directly related to something that is happening to us in our waking...
  • How to add creativity to your social media strategy
    How to add creativity to your social media strategy
    Ready to take your “World’s Greatest Social Media Strategy” to the next level? Excellent! As you know, late summer/early fall is that time of the year when companies start looking ahead to next year and putting together marketing...
  • Popagamis can be used as finger puppets.
    Popagami: An arts and crafts hobby
    Arts and crafts are fun and creational activities that people of all ages love engaging as hobbies. Children in particular benefit from arts and crafts since studies have shown that teaching youngsters how to make crafts by hand helps them improve...
  • Adobe reveals study regarding significance of creativity
    Adobe reveals study regarding significance of creativity
    With the Adobe MAX creativity conference beginning at the Los Angeles Convention Center in just a week, Adobe today revealed the findings of a new study that it commissioned entitled “Seeking Creative Candidates: Hiring for the Future.&rdquo...
  • How to bring creativity to your marketing with Looksery.
    How to bring creativity to your marketing with Looksery.
    The Looksery app might be perceived only as a creative and fun and exciting way to enhance your photos, videos and communication, however, it is actually way more than that. In this article, we are going to look at what this astounding new app is...
  • Coffee coffee coffee
    Wake up and smell the awesome: why I love coffee
    "If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever."- David Letterman"I would rather suffer with coffee than be senseless."- Napoleon Bonaparte"I like coffee because it gives me the...