Boosting Creativity: top 10 places to get creative ideas

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Don’t underestimate the dynamic nature of creativity, and the possibility that your aha moment could come when you least expect it. Here is presented 10 ‘creativity enhancing’ places that you have probably not thought of. Continue reading “Boosting Creativity: top 10 places to get creative ideas”

Nurturing Innovation

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Setting the preconditions for great results

Have you heard a friend or colleague making fun of his/her superiors because they are doing something “stupid”? On the question “why don’t you suggest a solution?” you get an answer “they wouldn’t listen” or “they don’t care for my thoughts” or “let them do what they want!” Continue reading “Nurturing Innovation”

Prototype and Get the First Follower!

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The first, or “zero phase,” of the innovation process is to convince the very first person to step behind your idea. The ideal candidate could be: a colleague, a superior or an investor. Ideally you want to find someone in the organization who can fund your idea, or help you find a way to fund it. This will give your idea a push. There may be a need for fine-tuning the rationale and ironing out the technical details to get it through the various stages of the process. Continue reading “Prototype and Get the First Follower!”

Non-Conventional Movies (Updated)

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There are funny or tensely movies loved by many, then there are blockbusters or seasonal hits, but this movies are forgotten the minute you left movie theater.
Opposite to that, there are movies which are needed to been seen two times or more, movies that force on thinking days/weeks after watching. Movies that inspire. Here is my short list of non-conventional movies from last 2 years.
One thing is similar to these movies, all are masterpieces for many people, but many also find it boring or not interesting enough, all movies has IMDB score of 7.x:

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“The Method” – Contest

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To set up an innovation contest, we’ll first need a topic for sure. Clearly defined, “trendy” topic must push innovators to engage in contest. Sales, marketing, management or customer should trigger new topic from the business field that needs new ideas from our “innovation team”. This need seeker should provide quality description and customer situation of the topic, but avoid technical details as this could lead innovators into wrong path and there is no need for details in this phase – concepts are better.   Continue reading ““The Method” – Contest”

Entrepreneurs (Innovators) to be

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They are special sort of us: Entrepreneurs. Oh yes, they are! But, what with people who are still thinking about it and maybe are still too shy in trying to start they own business. Last week, I held a course for young entrepreneurs and it was challenging to see how they react on many creativity exercises and could it be successful to make them future innovators.  Continue reading “Entrepreneurs (Innovators) to be”

This time next year we’ll be millionaires

This sentence from “Only Fools and Horses”(British sitcom from 80s and 90s) summarize the dream of most entrepreneurs. Check this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp5hxHPlTq8 But, to be able to have such dreams – you must sail with your own ship – start a company … Continue reading This time next year we’ll be millionaires