Creative solutions often are born out of unrelated ideas: Collaborating Across Cultures – HBS Three Ways to Succeed by Breaking Convention – HBR The Rise of Radical Adjacency – Forbes An Innovator’s Guide: 5 Ways to Think Outside the Box – CNBC Breakthrough innovation starts with breakthrough questions – via @ralph_ohr How To Hold A [...]
Forcing connections between things that have no obvious connection, coming up with lots of ideas and having a system in place to help you fine tune your ideas is how you become creative.
The Paradoxes of Creativity posted on Google+ by creativity expert Roger Von Oech which state that to create, a person must: Have knowledge but forget the knowledge. See unexpected connections in things but not have a mental disorder. Work hard but spend time doing nothing. Create many ideas yet most of them are useless. Look at the same thing as everyone else, yet see something different. Desire success but learn how to fail. [...]
Innovate on Purpose: Why innovation can’t be benchmarked by @ovoinnovation Think Like an Innovator – HBR Tackling Complexity and Wicked Problems with Design Thinking by @ralph_ohr & @tdebaillon The Case for Competitive Collaboration – Core77 Six Bite-Sized Innovation Lessons From Ebay’s New Design Think Tank – FastCo Design Innovation’s Nine Critical Success Factors – HBR
For innovation think big but not too big. Eliminate complexity, experiment and combine ideas to find the simple half step solution.
The point of proposing outlandish ideas that make people laugh is to stretch people’s minds. To set your mind free and the creative juices going.
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