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Edward de Bono on Creative Thinking

Edward de Bono, renowned expert on creative thinking, talks about some very interesting issues in this short Q&A video: – Creativity is a skill, not a talent. – The “software” designed by the “Greek Gang of 3” (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle) 2400 years ago. – Thinking outside the box = “lateral thinking” = creative thinking =…

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John Cleese on Creativity

Two speeches of legendary actor & writer John Cleese resume lot of wisdom and original thoughts on creativity and how we can become more engaged in our own creative processes. What is your way of being creative?

How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries

Just another piece of great storytelling by Adam Savage. Have you had any “simple” ideas lately?

Where good ideas come from

How do new ideas emerge? What are ideas, after all? What idea generation patterns can we observe? Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (and a couple of other great books) gives us a very inspiring insight in his TED Talk. Definitely worth watching! Where do YOUR good…

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How Will You Measure Your Life?

It’s always worth listening to great educators like Prof. Clay Christensen. Think about it for a minute: How Will You Measure Your Life?

Now – be here in this moment

In his commencement speech at the University of Michigan, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo talks about why it’s important doing what you love, why improvisation, taking courageous choices and not trying to write the “script” of your own life are so important. Definitely worth watching! What script are you living in?

How to break habits

Charles Duhigg, New York Times reporter and the author of The Power of Habit explains us how to change our habits by diagnosing the corresponding cues, routines and rewards first, and how to act upon them. What habit do you want to change?

Writers need to read

Ian McEwan shares some valueable thoughts with us in this interview. Why aspiring writers need to read, in order to be influenced by the writers they admire, and why undergraduate programs and campus life don’t do any good to writing careers and creativity. If you are a writer: do you read enough? Further reading: http://www.ianmcewan.com…

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A crash course in creativity

Stanford professor Tina Seelig, one of the most influential academic researchers of creativity, author of inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity and What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the World has given a very inspiring presentation at TEDxStanford in May 2012. Definitely worth watching!…

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We Are All Innovators

This is a very inspiring video by Prof. Jay Martin, founder of IdeaMold. Definitely worth watching! Are you an innovator?

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