Creative Thinking

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Important to use full brain than the left or right brain.

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  • 1. Creative Thinking: Your Edge http://workincolour.com.au/ Saturday, 30 May 2009

2. Recent Harvard Business blogs: 12 May 2009: 'It's the single biggest error firms make in times of crisis: repeating the past. When the world around you is undergoing discontinuous change, repeating yesterday's mistakes is the quickest path to decay and dissolution.' 11 May 2009: 'Today's turbulent times make mastering innovation a competitive necessity.' 8 April 2009: 'Innovation has never been more important.' Saturday, 30 May 2009 3. 'Creativity is one of the lastremaining legal ways of gainingan unfair advantage over thecompetition.'Ed McCabe Saturday, 30 May 2009 4. Everyone can do it, notjust architects + people in ad agencies. Saturday, 30 May 2009 5. Left brain, logical, linear thinking is essential in business.(It's 'in the box' thinking...) Saturday, 30 May 2009 6. But for 21st century successyou also need right brain, creative, bigpicture thinking. (That's the 'out of the box'bit...) Saturday, 30 May 2009 7. Its aboutusing your wholebrain, not just oneside or theother... Saturday, 30 May 2009 8. Creative thinkingis natural + quiteeasy totap into...with afew tips +tricks Saturday, 30 May 2009 9. Follow these 4 steps + change how you work... today. Saturday, 30 May 2009 10. Step 1:Be CuriousSaturday, 30 May 2009 11. 'Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.'Samuel Johnson Saturday, 30 May 2009 12. be curious:Play Saturday, 30 May 2009 13. be curious: Suspend Judgement Saturday, 30 May 2009 14. be curious: Ask (lots of) Questions Saturday, 30 May 2009 15. Step 2: Make Connections Saturday, 30 May 2009 16. 'Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.'William Plomer Saturday, 30 May 2009 17. make connections: Talk to People inDifferentFields Saturday, 30 May 2009 18. Try Something(Anything) New make connections: Saturday, 30 May 2009 19. Step Sideways &See Another Anglemake connections: Saturday, 30 May 2009 20. Step 3:Challenge YourselfSaturday, 30 May 2009 21. 'A person who never made amistake never tried anythingnew.'Albert Einstein Saturday, 30 May 2009 22. challenge yourself:Take RisksSaturday, 30 May 2009 23. challenge yourself: Accept Failures Saturday, 30 May 2009 24. challenge yourself:Question AssumptionsSaturday, 30 May 2009 25. Step 4: Cultivate Your Ideas Saturday, 30 May 2009 26. 'Courage does not always roar.Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.' Unknown Saturday, 30 May 2009 27. cultivate: DaydreamSaturday, 30 May 2009 28. cultivate: Give Ideas Time to Grow Saturday, 30 May 2009 29. cultivate: Consider all the PossibilitiesSaturday, 30 May 2009 30. 'The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don't go back to sleep. You must ask for what you really want. Don't go back to sleep. People are going back and forth across the door sill where two worlds touch.The door is round and open. Don't go back to sleep.'Mevlana Rumi Saturday, 30 May 2009