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Exploding Creativity

Category Page for: Creativity Tips and Techniques

Can’t Buy Creativity

November 7th, 2011 at 8:13 pm » Comments (0)

From the October 24, 2011, Wall Street Journal article, Top 'Innovators' Rank Low in R&D Spending, by Melissa Korn— Korn writes of a new report by Booz & Co showing little ...more »

Hiring for Creativity

October 25th, 2011 at 6:23 pm » Comments (0)

The October 2010 issue of Inc Magazine had a guide on How To: Hire for Creativity. This is well aligned with my podcast Episode 6: Leadership and Creativity. The guide opens ...more »

Replacing SAT with Test For Creativity

October 24th, 2011 at 5:35 pm » Comments (0)

From November 1, 2010, Fortune Magazine article, Death to the SAT!!!, by David A. Kaplan -- Cognitive Psychologist Robert Sternberg in his book, College Admissions for the 21st Century, argues that ...more »

Better Ideas Through Failure

October 10th, 2011 at 6:04 pm » Comments (1)

The September 27, 2011, issue of The Wall Street Journal had a good article on how companies can be more creative, titled Better Ideas Through Failure. The main ideas of ...more »

Visual Thinking

December 5th, 2010 at 5:36 pm » Comments (1)

Drawing diagrams, using pictures, and other visual techniques are great for creativity and problem solving. Episode 8: Mind-Mapping discussed one well-known visual technique. Clive Thompson writes about drawing in his article, ...more »

Encouraging Innovation

December 5th, 2010 at 3:15 pm » Comments (0)

The October 12, 2009, issue of Fortune Magazine had a short article profiling Genentech, a biotechnology company with a "long history of developing revolutionary drugs." Most of what Genentech does ...more »

User-Generated Innovation

December 5th, 2010 at 2:15 pm » Comments (0)

The October 12, 2009, issue of Fortune Magazine had an article about how the Netflix Prize is a case study in user-generated innovation. We're all familiar with user-generated content: anyone who ...more »

Episode 12: Serendipity

April 17th, 2010 at 12:00 pm » Comments (5)

Serendipity is the making of a fortunate discovery by accident, which relates very directly to innovation, which is related to creativity. This episode explores serendipity and how you can take ...more »

Episode 11: San Diego Inventors Forum August 2009 Presentation

August 12th, 2009 at 6:09 pm » Comments (0)

This episode is a presentation that I'll have given at the August 2009 meeting of the San Diego Inventors Forum. This presentation is a summary of the Exploding Creativity blog ...more »

Unleashing Employee Creativity

June 18th, 2009 at 10:52 am » Comments (1)

In the current issue of Inc Magazine, there's an article on how a company got its employees to come up with product ideas: http://www.inc.com/magazine/20090601/managing-unleashing-employee-creativity.html. The company first tried to get emloyees ...more »
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