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5 things The Godfather trilogy taught me about brainstorming

Posted: May 9, 2011-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Free Content, Articles

A movie like The Godfather needs no introduction. The little film about Don Corleone and his merry band of mobsters has become one of the most celebrated movies of the last 100 years. (Of course, one recent poll showed it’s also the movie most people lie about having seen.) So between the shootouts, the double […]

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Brainstorm Technique #11: Alpha Brainstorming

Posted: November 14, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: Alpha Brainstorming When it comes to generating ideas, simplicity can sometimes be key. More effort spent focusing on the structure of the brainstorm means less energy focused on generating ideas. With Alpha Brainstorming, the brainstorm uses something ingrained into the mind to help drive the brainstorm session. Ideal Activity For: concept development, idea […]

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Creativity Quotes Of The Week

Posted: November 1, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Quotes

  “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” — Theodore Levitt “You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London “All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.” — Albert Camus “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and […]

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Creativity Quotes of the Week

Posted: October 26, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Quotes

  The secret of all those who make discoveries is that they regard nothing as impossible. – Justus Liebig When all think alike, no one thinks very much. – Walter Lippman Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there. – John P. Potter At times leaders must also be […]

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Brainstorm Technique #10: Sense From Nonsense

Posted: October 25, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: Sense From Nonsense When it comes to problem-solving, generating a nonsense solution can be much easier than thinking of a good, workable solution. First, there’s no pressure involved in generating a solution you know is outlandish. Second, it gets the creative wheels turning and warmed up. Finally, it lightens the mood as brainstorm […]

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More Creativity Quotes

Posted: October 19, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Quotes

Knowing a lot is a springboard to creativity – Charlie Rose The creative process takes its own course. If it did otherwise, it would not be creative. – P.W. Martin The freedom to make mistakes provides the best environment for creativity – Anonymous The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the […]

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Creativity Quotes

Posted: October 13, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Quotes

At no time am I a quick thinker or writer: whatever I have done in science has solely been by long pondering, patience and industry. – Charles Darwin When I compose, I sit down at the piano, shut my eyes and play what I hear. – Ernst Hoffman Like every writer, I am asked where […]

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Brainstorm Technique #9 – SuperModding

Posted: October 11, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

    Brainstorm Technique: SuperModding A super modified race car looks very similar to a standard car, except one or two attributes are exaggerated. Whether it’s a big, shiny engine or an enormous wing on the top of the car, it’s hard to miss. With supermodding, you apply the same basic process to the subject […]

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Brainstorm Techniques #8 – 0-60

Posted: October 4, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: 0-60 Just like the name suggests, this brainstorm technique is all about speed. The point is to find 60 different solutions to the main question of your brainstorm session. Don’t worry about filtering your thoughts. As fast as the ideas are generated,  they should be recorded. Remember, speed is the key. Ideal Activity […]

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Brainstorm Technique #7 – Creative Curve Ball

Posted: September 27, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Brainstorm Exercises, Free Content

Brainstorm Technique: Creative Curve Ball If you’ve ever watched baseball, you know nothing throws a hitter off more than when they’re looking for one pitch and you get another. This technique brings that concept to your brainstorm session by introducing random stimuli to your creative process. The idea is to use the random stimuli to […]

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