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”

Creative persons which can inspire other creatives

Persons which can inspire creative people? Here is a small list… First thought is Richard Branson (website) – his carrier is truly an inspiration, like story about starting Virgin Records(video above) or his idea about going to Airline business with starting Virgin Atlantic. His book “Screw It, Let’s Do It” is a big recommendation. He can be followed on twitter @richardbranson. “Everyone that works in Virgin is unique. They are not sheeps. They think for themselves. They have good ideas and I listen them. What is the purpose of hiring smart people, when you are not using their talent.” David and Tom … Continue reading Creative persons which can inspire other creatives

What’s wrong with innovation in Croatia?

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I often hear totally wrong talks about innovation in Croatia.

Public opinion about innovators is that those are people, that got rewards on Innovation Fairs. So, when the header in newspapers say: Our Innovators got 3 gold and 2 silvers medals on Innovation Fair, most people think something like:

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Idea Generation Methods

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It’s always a challenge to bring the innovative culture of any organization to higher level. After promotion of innovation program and removing the barriers, one of tasks connected with that challenge is to be successful in Idea Generation. The focus can be on the quantity of ideas, but it is also always expected, that this ideas have a certain quality to be able to get realized at the end. Continue reading “Idea Generation Methods”

5 Top Creative Resources for Every Day – Web Sites

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Everyday, I check for new content on some web-sites which are full of advices, new ideas, trends or just good vibrations. Here, I would give just the 5 best everyday inspirational web-sites:

First, I must mention Innovation Excellence which bring everyday 5-6 new post from the field of Creativity and innovation Management.

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Creativity – a Birthright

Everyone is born creative, kids are so creative, and human beings made the civilization and modern technology with this gift. But, when people hear what I’m doing, they always start to ask similar questions like:

How can one become creative?
Which ideas have the best chance?
How can I know what already exists?
But, I don’t have a chance from here?

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What’s similar with innovations and soccer?

Where are similarities between innovations and youth academies at soccer clubs?

Think about a soccer team that have around 500 kids in youth categories. All kids are in training process for years and after some period selection is done. Then, only the best will play in the first XI in their category.

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mobile app “Unleash Creativity” soon available

I’ve been trying to find the way to publish short book. First, I try in my country, but I couldnt do it without sponsors. The market is simply too small for this topic. Next was to try to do it on english. Well, that’s not so easy, there are too many books about innovation that comes to stores eery year. Many of these book are too scientific, others covers similar stories which are repeated over-and-over again. So, how to make something innovative? Maybe it’s the smartphone application! There are not so many apps about creativity, so I figure out that … Continue reading mobile app “Unleash Creativity” soon available