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Robert F. Eberle was an educational administrator in Edwardsville, IL. He wrote about creativity for children and teachers. His most famous creative thinking resource book for...

IPPCO can be used for a number of purposes.  It is first a great exploratory tool in the Creative Problem Solving process, that opens up your thinking and...

Here is the Official Buzan Mind Map on the laws of Mind Mapping  

Quick start Guide:7 steps to better thinking

  1. Set your purpose/goal.
  2. Start in the...

Ideas from nothing

Always start with a clear focus.   I want ideas on _________________

Step 1. Brainstorm starting ideas

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The Idea Box is a derivation of the Morphological analysis technique developed by Fritz Zwicky as a method for systematically structuring and investigating the...

SCAMMPERR

This is a tool you can use to generate more ideas, or to improve starting or existing ideas....

Creativity is a DELIBERATE act that you can apply to anything - even your romantic endeavours.

All you need to do is say "I want to be creative in the area of...

Your Creative Hit or 'Red Car' List

One of the most useful things you can do to promote Critical Thinking and Creativity is to start by thinking about what you need or want to think about...

Define Your Challenge to Focus Creative Thinking

When you have something to think about (see Areas of Opportunity) using critical thinking, the most important step is to...

Parallel Thinking for Teamwork

Edward de Bono is a leader in critical and creative thinking, and his Six Thinking Hats is powerful tool for teamwork,...