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Announcing “The Blank Canvas”, Now on Udemy – Get Creative in 8 Days

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of  The Blank Canvas: Get Creative in 8 Days, my 30-lecture online Udemy course – I am sure it will become the best course on creativity in the online space, during this year. “The Blank Canvas: Get Creative in 8 Days” is a crazy assignment-based interactive course on how to creatively find solutions to…

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4 Things About Innovation And Creativity That We Can Still Learn From Albert Einstein’s Genius

A must-read story from innovationexcellence.com discovers 4 things about Einstein’s genius. Well, I think Einstein is an exceptional proof of integral scientific innovation, the 4 things above falling right onto the 4 quadrants of integral innovation.

1. Find A Good Problem – Lower Right Quadrant

2. Innovation Is Hard Work – Upper Right Quadrant

3. Create A Safe Space – Lower Left Quadrant

4. Even A Genius Can Be Wildly Wrong – Upper Left Quadrant

When we think of Albert Einstein, we inevitably conjure up images of the icon rather than the man. We see Einstein with his wild hair and his tongue sticking out or Einstein as a playful old man, riding a bicycle. We remember his cheerful confidence and his easy comfort with his own genius. He wasn’t always 4 Things About Innovation And Creativity That We Can Still Learn From Albert Einstein

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Want A More Innovative Company? Simple: Hire A More Diverse Workforce

This is another scientific proof that the integral theory of innovation still holds on. See the LL (lower left) quadrant here. A more diverse workforce means different mindsets, culture origins, habbits – these are all sources of polarity and creative sparks.

A new study adds to the research that a variety of backgrounds and experiences in the workplace leads to business success. Companies may have somewhat fluffy reasons for hiring and promoting diverse workforces. A mix of skin colors, genders, and sexual orientations looks good in marketing photo shoots and presents a brand as representing modern America’s rainbow coalition. But diversity is important for another big reason, according to new research: It helps businesses to become more innovative and more successful. “There is a business case for diversity,” says Richard Warr, a professor of finance at North Carolina State University and coauthor of the research. “It’s not just about trying to be nice. Want A More Innovative Company? Simple: Hire A More Diverse Workforce

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Why Companies Don’t Respond to Digital Disruption

Why Companies Don’t Respond to Digital Disruption

Disruption: this story from sloanreview.mit.edu uncovers some data about what companies know and what they do in respect of digital disruption. The most “disruptive” data is the 43% lag … Knowing digital disruption is happening and doing something about it are two entirely different matters. The philosopher William James noted that “thinking is for doing,” meaning that the purpose of…

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Walking as Creative Fuel: A Splendid 1913 Celebration of How Solitary Walks Enliven “The Country of the Mind”

Walking as Creative Fuel: A Splendid 1913 Celebration of How Solitary Walks Enliven “The Country of the Mind”

Today I came across these ideas from brainpickings.org that outlines the truth about walking as one great way of increasing chances to creative thinking. Walking through “the country of the mind” is one action which polarized by intense concentration towards a desired goal is expected to produce great sparks. Enjoy your reading. “Every walk is a sort of crusade,” Thoreau wrote…

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9 beliefs blocking creativity – how to overcome them

9 beliefs blocking creativity – how to overcome them

Our creativity beliefs are all the mental constructs built upon past experiences which were significant enough for us to preserve and remember them. They act as a constant GPS for one’s behaviour (in general and in regard to creativity). 9 beliefs blocking creativity Sometimes, when faced with an innovation endeavor, our mind screams: ‘I don’t have the time to be…

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Leading Innovation / The Holacratic Way

Leading Innovation / The Holacratic Way

Introduction When we talk about leading innovation and about the most adequate leadership system in which the employees of a company can be extremely creative and generate remarkable innovation, we are talking about a type of leadership system that is almost non-existent nowadays. It is that type of leadership that ensures both freedom and adequate constraints, in a mix which…

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The 4 videos to understand integral business innovation

The 4 videos to understand integral business innovation

Introduction Open technology; the dissemination of power from nodes to a network; companies which access ecosystems rather than resources; artificially intelligent ads which self-create themselves; and self-organizing traffic lights – all of these are expressions of the falling of boundaries. Apparently, nature does not operate in opposites. It comes united, but we set boundaries. We set the good apart from…

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