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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 7:05pm

If you’ve heard the term Imagineering, it’s likely been in association with The Walt Disney Company who use the term widely. However the word was originally developed by Alcoa around 1940 who described Imagineering as letting your imagination soar and then engineering it down to earth.

Imagineering is simply a combining of imagination and engineering, and is a powerful future-oriented approach to strategic thinking and planning.

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Wednesday, 17 July 2013 - 4:23pm

 

Have you ever wondered why people you work with resist change, particularly any sort of unique or innovative change?  Well it may come down to what we call the QWERTY Mentality.

QWERTY Keyboard

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 - 7:01pm
Creative Genius at Its Ultimate Best

Valentino and Giammetti I have never been a follower of fashioner, as the old Donovan song said, but I just watched a 2008 special on Valentino, The Last Emperor and for anyone in the fashion world a true icon.  I thought I knew what creativity was, but I have been wrong for a lot of years - this was genius.

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Friday, 27 June 2014 - 9:48am

Have you ever found yourself banging you head against the wall to try to solve a problem – sure we all have. 

Well the answer may be to get out of the office, or wherever you are.  The key is to take a break from where you are to seek some new connections. 

This is an approach we have been using ourselves and with clients for years. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Tuesday, 28 December 2010 - 6:12pm

I have a stack of books on creativity on my bookshelfs.  All have taken a different, dare I say creative, approach to explaining creativity.  From where I am sitting  I can see ...
Tony Buzan's "Power of Creative Intelligence"
Edward de Bono's "Serious Creativity"

Robert Alan Black's Broken Crayons

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Posted by: Bill Jarrard on Sunday, 19 December 2010 - 4:28pm

We were recently asked the question "How does a visual map unlock creativity in our brain?"

I answered this as one of our FAQs in our Mind Mapping eModule Preview but thought it was worth repeating here.

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Monday, 7 March 2011 - 6:01pm

There are so many definitions for creativity.

"Creativity refers to the phenomenon whereby something new is created which has some kind of value. What counts as "new" may be in reference to the individual creator, or to the society or domain within which the novelty occurs. What counts as "valuable" is similarly defined in a variety of ways." Wikipedia

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Tuesday, 7 December 2010 - 3:35pm

Reading books on Innovation and creativity can get you only so far. The best way to develop your skills in thinking is to attend short courses, seminars, workshops, conferences or watch online videos such as those in the BuzzAcademy http://www.mindwerx.com/academy

Here is an upcoming workshop from one of our colleagues, which will give you an insight into what type of things are covered in a workshop that will accelerate your Innovation and Creativity skills

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Tuesday, 7 December 2010 - 3:35pm

Just received an invite to Creative Innovation 2010 conference (http://www.mindwerx.com/mind-events/2010/09/08/creative-innovation-2010-...) and noticed at the bottom of the email this definition of creative and innovation in the footer image...

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Goddard on Sunday, 14 November 2010 - 10:19pm
creativity, Innovation

In 1998, Creativity researcher/guru, Terese Amabile,wrote her famous HBR article "How to kill creativity: Keep doing what you're doing. Or, if you want to spark innovation, rethink how you motivate, reward, and assign work to people. Harvard Business Review (September-October1998): 77- 87.

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