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Dilbert comic strip for 12/10/2013 from the official Dilbert comic strips archive.

Dilbert comic strip for 12/10/2013 from the official Dilbert comic strips archive. | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
The Official Dilbert Website featuring Scott Adams Dilbert strips, animation, mashups and more.
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Can An Algorithm Actually Be Creative? (NEW BOOK)

Can An Algorithm Actually Be Creative? (NEW BOOK) | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Forget Facebook manipulating our timelines as a mass social experiment, or Google mining our personal emails for advertising keywords. When it comes to algorithms, nothing gets the blood boiling more than the subject of creativity....
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And soon, it may be reduced to a simple algorithm.  Are we ready for this?

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Creativity not just for creative types, KU business students learn

Creativity not just for creative types, KU business students learn | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
People often associate the term with art or design. But creativity is really problem-solving, she said, and that’s the key to success in today’s ever-changing and increasingly competitive business market.
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Good rationale for going forward with World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 - 21, 2015.  In this consumer world...

“To develop great, innovative products or services, you have to be creative".

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Times of Oman | Column :: Issues of corporatism, crowds and creativity

Times of Oman | Column :: Issues of corporatism, crowds and creativity | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Ultimately, economic progress depends on creativity. That is why fear of "secular stagnation" in today's advanced economies has many wondering how creativity can be spurred. One prominent argument lately has been that what is needed most is Keynesian economic stimulus – for example, deficit spending. After all, people are most creative when they are active, not when they are unemployed. Others see no connection between stimulus and renewed economic dynamism. As German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently put it, Europe needs "political courage and creativity rather than billions of euros."
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Is there another creativity on the rise?
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Local power-plant expert uses creativity to help bring electricity to Basra, Iraq

Local power-plant expert uses creativity to help bring electricity to Basra, Iraq | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
A Millersville man who specializes in commissioning power plants, so they can safely begin operating, helps get two long-idle generating turbines in service in electricity-starved Iraq.
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Why creativity matters....

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Rice U study: Managers can boost creativity by ‘empowering leadership’ and earning employees’ trust

“Our results reveal an interesting phenomenon,” said Jing Zhou, the Houston Endowment Professor of Management at Rice’s Jones Graduate School of Business. “Empowering leadership may be especially effective at promoting creativity for those who have high levels of both uncertainty avoidance and trust in their supervisors. In addition, we also found that creative self-efficacy (the degree to which the employees themselves believed they are capable of being creative) was a psychological mechanism that explained the three-way interaction’s effect on creativity.”
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How to think, not what to think - Think Jar Collective

How to think, not what to think - Think Jar Collective | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Jesse Richardson shares in his TEDx Brisbane talk about how to think, not what to think. Richardson shares some great insights on critical thinking.
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“Creative thinking is nothing more than making connections. What I’m advocating here is less like art and more like design. Art is creative expression, whereas design solves problems.” Nice repositioning of divergent and convergent thinking as well.
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Why Experts Reject Creativity

Why Experts Reject Creativity | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
People think they like creativity. But teachers, scientists, and executives are biased against new ways of thinking.
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Context. New ideas need context. Grok? Here's some research.
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Secrets of the Creative Brain

Secrets of the Creative Brain | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness. ...
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"When eureka moments occur, they tend to be precipitated by long periods of preparation and incubation, and to strike when the mind is relaxed." Looking forward to summarizing key points in an upcoming blogpost.
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4 Ways To Increase Creativity As An Entrepreneur

4 Ways To Increase Creativity As An Entrepreneur | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
What happens when you need a new answer? An original answer? A breakthrough? That calls for creative thinking.It’s a method of thinking most of us have never been taught, and some say is unteachable.
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Simple suggestions - classics!

1) No growth in the comfort zone

2 and 3) Know thyself and play to your strengths

4) Collaborate with folks who are different from you

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Need Better Ideas? Ask More Women

Need Better Ideas? Ask More Women | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
A new study uncovers a surprising impact.
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Insights into the benefit of women in a team. Fascinating.
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Social Physics | a new way of understanding human behavior based on analysis of Big Data

Social Physics | a new way of understanding human behavior based on analysis of Big Data | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Research using big data how to create cooperative, productive and creative organizations and governments. New ubiquitous data show all aspects of human life - including the creation and spread of new ideas.

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MIT research: Effective communication patterns for groups = they share lots of ideas - many short contributions instead of a few long ones; their interactions are dense with continuous overlapping cycles of an idea followed by a response; they share a diversity of ideas - everyone contributes.

 

Anyone care to match this with brainstorming research? See more at  http://www.cbc.ca/spark/blog/2014/03/02/social-physics/

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Great Ideas From Everyday Acts Of Creativity

Great Ideas From Everyday Acts Of Creativity | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Josh Linkner examines the importance of small, everyday acts of creativity. Set up your environment to foster innovative, independent thinking.
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Inspiring reminder that "Solving a problem in a new way is creative.  So is questioning the status quo."  Many other simple examples here for your celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 - 21.

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6 Ways to Celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week {April 15-21} | Rusty and Rosy

6 Ways to Celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week {April 15-21} | Rusty and Rosy | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Have you heard about World Creativity and Innovation Week? Me either...that is until recently. I am always up for learning and doing something new and so I just had to find out what this was all about. It is a new event started in 2002 and according to the site dedicated to this week:
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Blog post from 2013 shows ways to celebrate WCIW at home with your family

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Call for papers: Creativity: Method or Madness, University of Glasgow

Call for papers: Creativity: Method or Madness, University of Glasgow | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

The University of Glasgow , College of Arts and Humanities , invites proposals for papers on the theme of creativity for its fourth international postgraduate conference , which will take place on 26th and 27th May 2015 .

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For our post graduate students and academics..."Creativity lies at the heart of the Arts and Humanities. In its origins, its forms and its impact, creativity escapes categorization and encourages new formulations of knowledge. Within academia, there may exist an inherent tension between the act of creation and critical analysis. The purpose of this conference is to explore how these tensions, themes and challenges surface in the diverse field of Arts and Humanities research. We welcome papers from individual scholars and inter-disciplinary collaborations."

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Hong Kong Moves to Refashion Itself as a Global Hub of Creativity

Hong Kong Moves to Refashion Itself as a Global Hub of Creativity | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Private investors are working with the government to nurture local creative talent in a city better known for cargo ports and finance.
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"The long-term goal for Hong Kong is to create a culture in which “the designer can be valued as much as a banker.”  Imagine that, eh?  What might that be like?

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What Happens To Your Brain When You're Having A Brilliant Idea

What Happens To Your Brain When You're Having A Brilliant Idea | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
What you can do is be receptive and expose yourself to a lot of insight triggers. Also, positive moods tend to promote eureka moments. On the contrary, anxiety will promote analytical thoughts.
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Make room for creativity in the workplace — Nordic Labour Journal

Make room for creativity in the workplace — Nordic Labour Journal | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
All kinds of businesses can and should become even better at making room for creativity, says Christian Stadil, newly appointed honorary professor of creative leadership at the Centre for Business Development and Management at Copenhagen Business School.

“Creativity used to be a luxury for the few, but it must and shall be a task for the many. Creative leadership fuels the sustainable, strong creative idea,” he said in his lecture as he took up his position at the Copenhagen Business School on 3 November 2014.
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Stadil is also a business person and a billionaire.  Perhaps his voice will have currency.

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Walter Isaacson: Innovation happens when the sciences meet the humanities

Walter Isaacson: Innovation happens when the sciences meet the humanities | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
The noted author spoke this week at the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association’s annual conference.
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“One of the conclusions I came to was it wasn't just lone visionaries who made this [innovation]  happen. It was teams of people who you all put together everyday in your work,” Isaacson told the room of investors."

 

All the more reason to engage the human spirit in the process. M

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Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | MIT Technology Review

Published for the First Time: a 1959 Essay by Isaac Asimov on Creativity | MIT Technology Review | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
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A must-read article for people truly interested in the nature of creativity.  Big shout out to Robin Wiley for pointing it in my direction.

 

Would love to know your insights and connections.  Marvelous piece.

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How To Lead A Creative Life [Infographic] | Fast Company

How To Lead A Creative Life [Infographic] | Fast Company | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
RT @ijukes: How to live a creative life (Fast Company infographic)
http://t.co/4dpbGUpzJK http://t.co/sBIO4nfDGS

Via Creativity For Life
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Welcome to the Naked Future - Reason.com

Welcome to the Naked Future - Reason.com | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Celebrating the death of privacy
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In what ways might life as you know it change as a result of knowing that you have zero privacy?  How might that affect morals, ethics and other important guides for decision making?

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How To Cultivate A Creative Thinking Habit

How To Cultivate A Creative Thinking Habit | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Creativity isn't a mythical creature to be caught and tamed. It's a habit, studies suggest a way of life that's built over time.
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Well written. Worth a ponder especially during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21.
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Are U.S. Kids Creative Enough?

Are U.S. Kids Creative Enough? | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
They may not be as creative as we had assumed, a new study finds. Education expert Amanda Ripley on the lessons for American teachers and parents
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What is enough, anyway?  Just asking...

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IDEO Reimagines the Classroom

IDEO Reimagines the Classroom | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
IDEO, the well-known Palo Alto design firm, in recent years has increasingly moved into service design and organizational design, branching out from their original work designing objects like the f...
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How IDEO designs education in today's environment, not yesterdays.

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Getting Creative About Creativity Studies – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Getting Creative About Creativity Studies – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Ultimately, if American colleges and universities are to promote inventiveness effectively, they need to get more creative about how they teach creativity.

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Are you a teacher of creativity?  How might you respond?

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