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Mother Nature – The Undisputed Queen of Creativity

Posted: April 30, 2014-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: creativity, constraints, be more creative-Tags: creativity, nature, ideas

  To think of good ideas, you need to generate lots and lots of bad ideas. To see evidence of this theory in action, you need to look no further than Mother Nature. Since coming up with her first idea several billion years ago, Mother Nature has been an idea-generating machine. Dinosaurs with feathers? Check. […]

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Creativity and Circadian Rhythms

Posted: April 18, 2014-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: creativity, be more creative, science-Tags: creativity, creative, scientific

  Whenever I’m asked to give advice to young creative professionals, I always encourage them to find ways to maximize their creative potential. No one is at their creative peak all the time. It’s natural to have ebbs and flows in creativity throughout the day. By paying careful attention to when these times typically occur, […]

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You Hate Creativity, Even If You Don’t

Posted: April 10, 2014-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: creativity, biases

You hate creativity. Yes, you. What’s that? You’ve never hated anything in your life? In fact, you’ve got an idea for a novel you’ve been meaning to write. Well, I guess you like creativity and creative things after all. Except you don’t. In 2010, IBM commissioned a study of 1500 business executives from 60 countries […]

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Green Eggs and Handcuffs: How Constraints Drive Creativity

Posted: March 12, 2014-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: creativity, constraints-Tags: creativity, creative thinking, creative constraints

  Imagine you were challenged to write a book using a limited selection of words. You could use them as many times as needed to tell your story, but you’d be limited to the number you agreed upon. How many would you need? One thousand? Challenging, but certainly doable. Five hundred? A little tougher, but […]

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