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First Rule of Creative Thinking

The first rule of creative thinking and creative problem solving is to “Forget what you know” because you don’t really know anything. You only think you know.  What you think is determined by what you believe. What you believe is determined … Continue reading

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Think Outside the Box to Solve Nine Dots Puzzle

This is an puzzle that creates many “ah- ha’s” The challenge was to join the dots with four straight lines. But the next stage is to solve the puzzle with only three straight lines? Can you do that? Or can … Continue reading

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Think Outside the Box – Why??

Consider this. If your creativity expert tells you to “Think outside of the box” – how should you respond? Creative thinking is about thinking creatively. That means looking at things differently and certainly saying things differently. How many times have … Continue reading

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How to Have a Creative Breakthrough

Beating your head against the wall is not the way to a creative breakthrough. You have probably heard the expression, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” While that might apply to many endeavours, it doesn’t help you become … Continue reading

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Stupid Facts: Rhetorical Questions

Silly rhetorical questions are a good way to exercise your creative thinking muscle. They push limits, shift perspective and make you laugh. All necessary to creative thinking. Enjoy these foolish questions: •If you take an Oriental person and spin him … Continue reading

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How Would You Make Airless Tires?

Is this a silly question? Often creative ideas and innovative products start with someone asking a series of what appear to be silly questions. If you have ever changed a tire alongside a busy highway or on the way to … Continue reading

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Creativity Expert Threatens to “Tell the boss”

Lynne Everatt Globe & Mail I read your column, “How Far will we follow the consultant?” (Mar 24) with both amusement and concern. I was amused at the antics that your groups were “encouraged” to perform in the pursuit of … Continue reading

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Creative Problem Solving: Six Key Principles to Better Solutions

How can you be more effective at creative problem solving? Use these six key principles of creative problem solving. Avoid the common mistakes that are made when attempting to solve problems. Instead understand these six principles and you can find … Continue reading

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Where do ideas come from?

By Seth Godin   Ideas don’t come from watching television Ideas sometimes come from listening to a lecture Ideas often come while reading a book Good ideas come from bad ideas, but only if there are enough of them Ideas … Continue reading

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