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10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

1. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest. 2. Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time. 3. Creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility … Continue reading

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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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2001 A Space Odyssey – closing video

Science fiction is a good place to find creative thinking. One of the peaks of creative fiction is “2011: A Space Odyssey”. Auther C. Clark as author and Stanley Kubrik as movie producer both shine in this 1968 production. I … 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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Assemble Your Creative Thinking Team within You

You have a problem to address. You are looking for creative ideas. Who would you ask? Why not ask yourself while you play different roles?  Put yourself into these various personas. Pose the question or challenge then ask each of … Continue reading

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Creative Thinking, Creativity & Creative Problem Solving?

What’s the difference between creative thinking, creativity and creative problem solving? Video with George Torok.

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Creative Problem Solving defined

Creative Problem Solving defined on Wikipedia This definition of Creative Problem Solving appears accurate if platonic. Creative problem solving is the mental process of creating a solution to a problem. It is a special form of problem solving in which … 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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Want to Be Creative? Relax

“Intense focus isn’t the way to come up with a creative solution to a problem. Relaxation is.” Presented with a problem, our left hemispheres seem to take immediate charge. For problems requiring brute analytical force, this works just fine. But … 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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