Tag Archives: Creativity

  • Stuck, an allegory disguised a children’s book

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    When you listen to Stuck, a story about “solving a growing problem by throwing things at it”, there will no doubt be some echoes of some of the organisational and personal problems we encounter on a day to day basis. I especially like how the boy “solves” the problem.

  • We all know it – get moving!

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    The more I read, the more I think we already know what we need to know. Fast Company’s article The Creative Brain On Exercise has this luscious quote: “The sad truth is that if we make the time to exercise, it makes us so much more productive and leads to such improved creativity, cognitive function, and […]

  • Creative methods in organisations

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    Just putting the finishing touches on a presentation/workshop for the Creative Methods Conference in Melbourne this week (October 5 – 7, 2011). Here is a handout I’m preparing for my session on working with creative arts in corporates: Solving the Insoluble.  The session is a sample session I have run for corporates before, which is both […]

  • Doodle and Retain

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    I just watched this 5:15 ted talk from Sunni Brown about doodling. She says that doodling involves all 4 of the major learning senses (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Auditory-Digital) and emotion, and because of this, we retain 29% more when we doodle listening to high information density which we need to process. Rather than distracting us, […]

  • Why you promote someone, trust them and love working with them

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    Seth Godin’s blog today, on the difference between a naive and a professional farmer goes some way to explaining some difficulties I have every now and then when talking about what I do, why I do it, why I read so much, and don’t always consider ‘work’ as work. I believe this difference that he […]

  • Conan O’Brien says improv is like surfing

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    Conan O’Brien says Improvising is like surfing in this Fast Company article on the top 100 creative people in America. “I heard once years ago, they did a study and they found that really successful CEOs are good at knowing what’s in their control and what’s not in their control”. This is what improvising gives you […]