Posts Tagged ‘creativity’

Tips for Better Ideas

(un)structuring your thinking to have better ideas – while following some easy rules …. Yet, Thorsten is right too – Twitter is a creativity room that flourishes when allowing for serendipidity, swiftness and “rapid idea wrangling”


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Where do new ideas come from? Design strategy

Via Johannes, but I’ve seen this elsewhere too … Continuum explains how design strategists work: “Where do new ideas come from? This film is about design strategists and how they identify the right ideas. It was produced by the global innovation consultancy Continuum.”

Creativity galore – design, discovery and humor

While TED was going on in California, some good videos from past years are getting published, like this one: Great design is a never-ending journey of discovery — for which it helps to pack a healthy sense of humor. Sociologist and surfer-turned-designer David Carson walks through a gorgeous (and often quite funny) slide deck of […]

Design Thinking and Five Challenges of Design-led Organizations

Time again for a design-thinking post – got triggered by the Küchenradio: Simon Blake arbeitet an der D-School am privat finanzierten Hasso-Plattner-Institut der Uni Potsdam. Das “Design Thinking” will für große Probleme schnell praktische Lösungen finden. Wie das geht und was bisher gelöst wurde […] Here’s the mp3 (yes, german language). Then via Michael Altendorf […]

Levels of creativity – is there a strategy tax?

Via Philipp I learned of this video interview at CNN with Bret Taylor on his “present at Friendfeed and his past at Google” (Ex-Google Employee on Scaling an Organization): As Google gets bigger, innovation becomes harder and more costly, says former engineer. Philipp has made a transcript of the interview, I marked up some of […]

Looking at the innovation playing field

Next up in my little series on inovation, Mike Neiss hits the nail on the head too, citing from a Center for Creative Leadership survey and report (pdf) that holds: “Senior executives face increasingly complex challenges that involve organizational changes, market dynamics and talent shortages. One popular response to increasing complexity is to lean on […]

Corporate Fountain of Youth

As I am checking my backlog of posts I wanted to write in relation to the Davos forum (“World Economic Forum’s annual meeting“) I found this post of mine on a Technology Review article, noting an interesting comment by Sheldon Buckler on the importance of permanent (business model) innovation and board level support: “Corporate Fountain […]