Creativity Information

Find the Artist Within


Can anyone be an artist? People admiring my work often say, "I could never do that!" I say, "Yes, you can!" Eight years ago, during a very difficult time in my career in finance (Downsizings, layoffs - let's not talk about it, OK?), my company sent me to a development workshop for female executives. I came out of a particularly thought-provoking discussion group and penned the following very prophetic free verse.

Why Do We Need Creativity?


Creativity is central to the management of our individual lives, but in modern times few people are able to access this as a resource. Alan Watts writes in The Wisdom of Insecurity:"We have allowed brain thinking to develop and dominate our lives out of all proportion to 'instinctual wisdom'; which we are allowing to slump into atrophy.

7 Techniques to Supercharge your Creativity and Solve your Problems


Do you ever encounter problems, challenges or obstacles in your business? If you answered 'no,' then you can stop reading and continue to rake in the fortune you must be making. For the rest of us, the answer of course is 'yes.

Telling It Like It Is (Or Can Be)


When you hear, "tell me a story," does your mind suddenly go blank? Don't panic. The good news is, you're already a natural storyteller! Surprised? You shouldn't be.

12 Ways To Boost Your Creativity At Work


As workplaces continue to rightsize and downsize, we all find ourselves doing more with less. How do we stay ahead of the workload while staying sane? The key is to put your creativity to work for you so you can do more with less and shine like never before.

Unlock Your Creative Secret Weapon


It seems like this week a ton of people have been asking me how they can become more creative. I even had one client jokingly accuse me of being in cahoots with the Devil in trade for my creativity.

20 Ways to Keep Your Writing Inspiration and Creativity High


When stressed or blocked it is wise to make a change so thatwe don't stay in that place. Yet, many times we forget someof the simple things that we can do for ourselves, quicklyand easily to bring our inspiration back and increase ourcreativity.

Break An Egg For Creativity


In 1420, the dignitaries of Florence held a competition.They offered the enormous prize of 200 gold florins to the architect whose genius could span the unfinished dome of the Florence Cathedral.

Top Ten Ways To Jump-Start Your Creativity


1 - Take A Tour of the Great OutdoorsConsider a hike in the mountains, a stroll beside the river, a run along the beach, a jog through the park or a walk around the city.2 - Soak Up Your Surroundings like a New SpongeOpen your mind to the unknown and grasp the little details often overlooked in every day life.

Creativity And You


95 percent of what we know about the brain, we have learned in the last 20 years. So, your beliefs about creativity were probably shaped by faulty information.

Riches Through Creative Thinking!


When solving problems after you have exhausted the normal means of coming up with the solution, think in terms of unorthodox methods. Vary your thinking and try to solve the problems by creating something completely new and irrelevant.

3 Clever Creative Strategies!


I've got a confession to make..

Rejuvenate & Re-Fuel Your Inner Drive


I believe that as solo-entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives we all need a pat on the back. Give yourself commendation.

How To Increase Creativity... Set Deadlines!


Deadlines are something all of us face from time to time. We face deadlines whenever we set even a small goal and commit to accomplish it.

Three Ways Journaling Can Boost Your Creativity and Your Business


I have a friend who has struggled with her creativity for a long time. She's extremely uncomfortable thinking of herself as "creative.

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Slate Magazine

A New Way to Judge Computer Intelligence: Is It Creative?
Slate Magazine
The Turing test is too easy—creativity should be the benchmark of humanlike intelligence, says Mark Riedl, associate professor at Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing in Atlanta. His work straddles artificial intelligence, virtual worlds ...



Creativity and corporate confusion
Business Standard
I believe marketers do a wonderful job, and their roles often rely on creative principles. Many marketers are great leaders, too; they bring a flair for the company's image that bean counters or subject matter experts may lack. However, when marketers ...



Medical Daily

Beer For Creativity: 'The Problem Solver' Comes With Scale To Measure When ...
Medical Daily
As if you didn't need another reason to drink, creative agency CP+B Copenhagen just teamed up with Danish brewery Rocket Brewing to design a beer that will boost your creativity. After all, it's often while relaxing at a bar, drinking a pint, that we ...
This beer claims to enhance your creativityThe Week Magazine
Can This Beer From CP+B Make You Suddenly, Incredibly Creative?Adweek
Stuck in a creative block? Drink this beer!TheHealthSite

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Co.Create

Finally, A Beer That Will Solve Your Creative Problems
Co.Create
University of Illinois at Chicago professor Jennifer Wiley has concluded that the average man produces his most creative thinking with an alcohol level of 0.075%. Known as the creative peak, it's considered the ideal state for problem solving ...
Brilliant New Beer Will Get You Just Drunk Enough to Be Super CreativeMic

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Forbes

They Is Gone, But Creativity Isn't
Forbes
That's a remarkable statement that decries an emphasis on business results. Nevertheless, that quote no doubt reflects the feeling of many ad agencies. In today's quantified world, agencies are no longer able to be creative for the sake of being creative.

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Quartz

The dark side of creativity
Quartz
Creativity—the generation of novel and useful ideas, products, or solutions—is seen as a valuable trait for people and organizations to possess. Organizations harness it to develop innovative products, services, or processes, all of which promote ...



Using Your Body Language To Improve Listening And Creativity
Inside Science News Service
(Inside Science TV) – How you talk, move and gesture can say a lot about you. Now communication experts at Stanford University in California are studying body language in a whole new way. “We're trying to look at different aspects of states of mind ...

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Muncie Star Press

Creativity grants awarded to local teachers
Muncie Star Press
MUNCIE – Local teachers have received grants to allow their students to learn about scientists' notebooks, migrant workers and “Chui Fish” through creative classroom projects. The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County recently awarded ...



On Creativity
MIT Technology Review (blog)
Presumably, the process of creativity, whatever it is, is essentially the same in all its branches and varieties, so that the evolution of a new art form, a new gadget, a new scientific principle, all involve common factors. We are most interested in ...



Student art project encourages creativity, collaboration
New Baltimore Voice Newspapers
Students recently completed projects that encouraged creativity and collaboration with their classmates. They created trading cards with any design they wanted, as long as it represented them in some way. Students could use any materials to portray ...


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