Category Archives: Idea Stimulation

Five lessons Walt Disney and Steve Jobs can teach us about innovation | ZDNet

There are startling parallels in the lives of Walt Disney and Steve Jobs. Their dedication to product quality and innovation transformed industries.

Lessons:

  • Don’t give up
  • Finding the right creative partner can be a force multiplier
  • Betting on new technologies ahead of the curve can be a strong differentiator
  • Perfectionism, if you can survive it, can create deep customer loyalty
  • Mashing up disciplines is new ways can transform industries

Read the blog post – First, you get to see Disney’s breakthrough Steamboat Willie animation and you’ll be exposed to good stories and examples to leverage as inspiration for your new WCIW – in 2017 and beyond.

Source: Five lessons Walt Disney and Steve Jobs can teach us about innovation | ZDNet

7 Ways Leaders Can Celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week

In our busy world, it can be challenging to make time to advance your innovation agenda and cultivate the creativity in the people around you. The development of new thinking, new ideas, and new actions often winds up on the back burner. So why not leverage World Creativity and Innovation Week (April 15-21) to gain momentum on perplexing problems or seeking opportunities?

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Welcome to World Creativity and Innovation Week Apri l 15-21.  Shout out to the Banff Centre, Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute for posting this article. Wishing you inspired and inspiring connections this week and beyond.

Inventing Tool for Your World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21

People report feeling immediately stuck when faced with the opportunity to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21. They say they don’t know what to do.

Brock Davis
Brock Davis

Using this Inventing Tool might help.  If you know its source, please pass it along.  It would be good to give credit to its creator.

Ignite Your Thinking

Consider each of the six categories, allow your thoughts to flow to a place of ‘can-do’ to experience what emerges.

It’s helpful to have a device to record your impressions.

Ready?

CREATE:  something totally new, a new capacity, a new culture, a new team, a new activity, a new strategy, a new skill, a new paradigm, a new habit, a new friend

ENHANCE/DEVELOP:  your capacities, your team, your organization, your potential, your efficiencies, your effectiveness, your resource conservation, your sense of humour, your connections with others, your sense of self worth

DELETE:  something that already exists, make it disappear totally for you, your family, your team, your organization, your community, your school, your friends, your association

IMPLEMENT: something to make a sustainable change in your life, your work, your organization, your relationships, your well being, your skill base, your competency, your status, your peace of mind, your outlook on life

KEEP:  something that you value, is your core business, is your reason for being, brings you joy, brings satisfaction, eliminates suffering, gives you energy, educates others, connects people, brings you peace

REDUCE:  something that annoys or irritates you, interferes with your sense of fairness, takes time away from important things for you, your team, your school, your community, your family

Hope this helps!

 

How to think like a creative genius (Opinion) – CNN.com

Whether you’re a world leader, a high-level executive, or a customer service agent, to be effective at your job, you need innovative solutions to problems.

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Powerful habits to develop, perhaps for your WCID and WCIW?

  • Look at things with a beginner’s mind.
  • Sleep more.
  • Write.
  • Cook more often.
  • Develop resilience
  • Develop gratitude

Which appeals to you as a personal project for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21?

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The Creative Museum – MuseumNext

4b288638-557c-485f-ae5c-b221945b90a3Here’s a creative museum activity in the Uk during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, 2016.

 

THE CREATIVE MUSEUM
18 APR 2016
16:00 – 18:00
CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY, DUBLIN CASTLE
THE CREATIVE MUSEUM

In collaboration with a range of local partners, museums professionals and MuseumNext participants, the Creative Museum Project and the Chester Beatty Library will stage a high-paced, interactive and fun event about creativity and maker culture in museums.

In a relaxed, open environment, participants will be treated to a curated and highly interactive programme of lightning talks, fast workshops, and social mingling.

Contributors to the programme include:

Jo Ann Sunderland Bowe – Heritec
Jasper Visser – Inspired by Coffee
Jenny Siung – Chester Beatty Library
Ian Brunswick – Science Gallery
The topic: creativity, makers, and museums

Museums are often viewed as dead spaces. Yet museums contain incredible collections and inspire creativity, learning, and curiosity. How can museums tap into the creativity of their communities, maker culture and – ultimately – their own creativity, to face their various challenges and be better institutions? The event will present various perspectives on these questions, showcase best practices and invite participants to explore their own creativity.