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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

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In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different?

 

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 6, 11:25 PM

Creativity is something that can be nourished but can it be learned? I'm not able to decide on that yet.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, June 8, 9:24 PM

Some excellent reminders - 'All experiences are neutral...you don't see things are THEY are, you see them as YOU are'.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 1:27 PM

Don't let your creative juices run dry! We are all students of life!

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Creativity Is Like a Slot Machine

Creativity Is Like a Slot Machine | Creactivity | Scoop.it
"To invent, you have to take the odd and the strange combination of the years of knowledge and experience."

In How to Think Like a Great
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There’s a certain amount of intuitive thinking that goes into everything. It’s so hard to describe how things happen intuitively. I can describe it as a computer and a slot machine. I have a pile of stuff in my brain, a pile of stuff from all the books I’ve read and all the movies I’ve seen. Every piece of artwork I’ve ever looked at. Every conversation that’s inspired me, every piece of street art I’ve seen along the way. Anything I’ve purchased, rejected, loved, hated. It’s all in there. It’s all on one side of the brain.

And on the other side of the brain is a specific brief that comes from my understanding of the project and says, okay, this solution is made up of A, B, C, and D. And if you pull the handle on the slot machine, they sort of run around in a circle, and what you hope is that those three cherries line up, and the cash comes out.

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Creativity Processes, Creative Thinking and Lateral Thinking from MindTools.com

Creativity Processes, Creative Thinking and Lateral Thinking from MindTools.com | Creactivity | Scoop.it
This article explains a wide range of techniques that helps you develop creative solutions to your problems.
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Often the only difference between creative and uncreative people is self-perception. Creative people see themselves as creative and give themselves the freedom to create. Uncreative people do not think about creativity and do not give themselves the opportunity to create anything new. [...] 

Another important attitude-shift is to view problems as opportunities for improvement. While this is something of a cliché, it is true. Whenever you solve a problem, you have a better product or service to offer afterwards.

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4 Lessons In Creativity From John Cleese

4 Lessons In Creativity From John Cleese | Creactivity | Scoop.it
There’s a certain generation (or two) that owes its twisted, awkward, scorchingly black sense humor to John Cleese.
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“One other important distinction between the two is that hare brain always treats perception as not being important, when in fact how you perceive things is enormously dependent on your emotional state. And when you’re more relaxed and focused, you’re much more likely to be more aware.” - it definitively brings back to embodied cognition. fascinating reading!

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Brains On Purpose™: Memory is a creative activity, like poets and painters in your brain

Brains On Purpose™: Memory is a creative activity, like poets and painters in your brain | Creactivity | Scoop.it
Memory is not like a video camera; it's malleable, shifting and changing with time, place, and mood.
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Any experience we record does not stay the same, but interacts with other experiences, creates in us certain moods, evokes reminiscenses, rouses fantasies, makes up stories. Memory is neither neutral nor mechanical, and hardly accurate—it is not like a filing cabinet of archives. Memory is a creative activity.

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wikibrains!

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WikiBrains is the world’s largest brainstorm. A free social and dynamic experience to learn faster, get inspiration and escape the box!
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A wiki for a collaborative brainstorming or delve into your own thoughts?...

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Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity

Networked Knowledge and Combinatorial Creativity | Creactivity | Scoop.it
Why creativity is like LEGO, or what Richard Dawkins has to do with Susan Sontag and Gandhi.

In May, I had the pleasure of speaking at th
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creativity is combinatorial, that nothing is entirely original, that everything builds on what came before, and that we create by taking existing pieces of inspiration, knowledge, skill and insight that we gather over the course of our lives and recombining them into incredible new creations [...]  The idea that in order for us to truly create and contribute to the world, we have to be able to connect countless dots, to cross-pollinate ideas from a wealth of disciplines, to combine and recombine these pieces and build new castles. Kind of LEGOs. The more of these building blocks we have, and the more diverse their shapes and colors, the more interesting our castles will become. " ~ Amazing reading!

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Study of the Day: Why Crowded Coffee Shops Fire Up Your Creativity

Study of the Day: Why Crowded Coffee Shops Fire Up Your Creativity | Creactivity | Scoop.it
Yes, caffeine helps. But new research shows that the moderate noise level in cafés also perks up your creative cognition.
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Facing a creative block? Go for a coffee!

"Instead of burying oneself in a quiet room trying to figure out a solution, walking out of one's comfort zone and getting into a relatively noisy environment may trigger the brain to think abstractly, and thus generate creative ideas.

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Creativity: The increasing importance of originality

Creativity: The increasing importance of originality | Creactivity | Scoop.it
Creativity continues to rise in importance. Society needs original ideas, more so than ever, to conquer bigger problems. Creativity in business is essential.
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In the hard and fast world of global standardisation, it takes great courage to follow your unique originality.

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Mitch Galgan's curator insight, January 30, 12:03 PM

Standarization and globalization and their effects on creativity

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Using Metaphors to Think Visually

Using Metaphors to Think Visually | Creactivity | Scoop.it
Metaphors and analogies are critical components of visual thinking because they help you to align your visual message with people's mental models of the world.
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Color generates passion, excitement, or mayhem — moving people emotionally in whichever way the artist originally envisioned. It creates involvement — immersing people into a world of endless possibilities, that are shaped by the artist’s unique personality and perspectives.

Metaphors and analogies are used constantly to help us make sense of the world we live in. In fact, they shape our understanding of the world and subsequently our mental model of reality. Moreover, they assist us with making more effective decisions and choices about the events and circumstances of our lives. 

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All Our Ideas - A Suggestion Box for the Digital Age

All Our Ideas - A Suggestion Box for the Digital Age | Creactivity | Scoop.it
All Our Ideas is a platform that enables groups to collect and prioritize ideas in a transparent, democratic, and bottom-up way. It’s a suggestion box for the digital age.
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awesome brainstorming tool... the world seems searching for creativity enhancer tools... does this mean people have forgotten they are all naturally creative?

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