Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation
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Articles that help individuals and organizations to enhance their capacity for Creativity
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Think Jar Collective: Exploring what creativity and innovation is and how people and organizations can enhance it. We aim to ‘jar’ status quo assumptions and spark creative action.


Think Jar Collective is both a website with content on enhancing creativity and innovation culture, and a collection of people from diverse disciplines who are leading new thinking in their fields. We want to demystify creativity and share the best articles, tips and techniques that anyone can use to increase their creative capacity.

www.thinkjarcollective.com

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Why Creativity?

Well, creativity is not just something artists do.  Creativity is quickly becoming one of the most important competencies that people and organizations need to cultivate in order to stay relevant in our fast paced times.

If you want to hone your creative abilities take some time to read the articles, look at the projects, watch the videos, link possible ideas together, shake up assumptions and who knows your next great idea to put into action might arise.

If you want to increase creativity and innovation in your organization, contact us, we have experts that can help.

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Video: Brian Eno on cowboys, creativity and surrender - Think Jar Collective

Video: Brian Eno on cowboys, creativity and surrender - Think Jar Collective | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Think Jar Collective showcases this great new video of Brian Eno sharing his insights on creativity, art and cowboys.
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Did you know that Brian Eno made a creativity tool in the '70s and used it to produce David Bowie's 1977 album Heroes? 

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Collection of interesting quotes from Think Jar Collective contributors and world renowned free...
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Check out and follow our tumblr as we build up our collection of creativity and innovation quotes mashed up with thought jarring vintage graphics-

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The Braveheart Facilitator Creed - Think Jar Collective

The Braveheart Facilitator Creed - Think Jar Collective | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Think Jar Collective Contributor and creativity expert Leslie Ehm lays down the law on being an effective creativity facilitator
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Great tips on being and ideation and creative problem solving facilitator
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What I learned about creative thinking from Walt Disney - Think Jar Collective

What I learned about creative thinking from Walt Disney - Think Jar Collective | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Think Jar Collective contributor and creativity expert Michael Michalko shares what he learned about creativity and innovation from Walt Disney.
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Thomas Edison's Creative Thinking Habits - Think Jar Collective

Thomas Edison's Creative Thinking Habits - Think Jar Collective | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Think Jar Collective contributor Michael Michalko explores the creative thinking habits that Thomas Edison practiced.
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Embracing Unexpected Creative Collisions - Think Jar Collective

Embracing Unexpected Creative Collisions - Think Jar Collective | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
New Think Jar Collective contributor Emerson Csorba tells his story of embracing creativity and how serendipitous creative collisions led to inspiring and actionable ideas.
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Design Thinking for Educators

Design Thinking for Educators | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future, and a process to take action when faced with a difficult challenge. That kind of optimism is well needed in education.

Via Marci Segal, MS
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THE TWELVE THINGS YOU ARE NOT TAUGHT IN SCHOOL ABOUT CREATIVE THINKING

THE TWELVE THINGS YOU ARE NOT TAUGHT IN SCHOOL ABOUT CREATIVE THINKING | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Think Jar Collective contributor and creativity expert Michael Michalko shares his insights on what we don't learn about creativity in the school system.
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We learn about great ideas and we learn the names of the creative geniuses who created them, but we are seldom taught about how they got the ideas. My teachers focused on their discoveries rather than on the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behavior and beliefs that enabled creative geniuses to be capable of looking at the same things as the rest of us and seeing something different.

Following are twelve things about creative thinking that I learned during my lifetime of work in the field of creative thinking that I wished I had been taught when I was a student but was not.

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The trick to being truly creative, I’ve always...

The trick to being truly creative, I’ve always... | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
“The trick to being truly creative, I’ve always maintained, is to be completely unselfconscious. To resist the urge to self-censor. To not-give-a-shit what anybody thinks. That’s why children are...”
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Landfill Harmonic: Transforming trash into music

Landfill Harmonic: Transforming trash into music | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Interesting look at landfill harmonic and the creativity of some people in Paraguay that have transformed trash into working musical instruments.
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Shaking up habits through disruptive realism

Shaking up habits through disruptive realism | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Dave Hoffer of Frog Design shares some insights on creativity and Shaking up habits through disruptive realism
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This is a cool video from the innovative design firm Frog Design.  In the vid Dave Hoffer shares some examples of “disruptive realism” on the street and how it might cause people to get unstuck from rigid thought patterns.  Disruptive realism is like experiencing something unexpected that causes you to think in new ways.  This is relevant to creativity because one thing that holds us back from relevant creative solutions is when we keep looking at the world the same old way. We need to seek out things that ‘jar’ our perspective so fresh ideas and new creative connections can be built.

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Art and Design Intersecting With Leadership

Art and Design Intersecting With Leadership | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Art and Design Intersecting With creative Leadership. A look at what creative leadership is and John Maeda's new TED talk on design and leadership.
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Punk Rock Innovation - Think Jar Collective

Punk Rock Innovation - Think Jar Collective | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Think Jar Collective contributor Peter Cook on the link between punk rock and innovation
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The Explainer: Disruptive Innovation

Clay Christensen's landmark theory -- in under two minutes. For more videos, go to http://hbr.org/video.
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To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint

To Foster Your Creativity, Don't Learn To Code; Learn To Paint | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it

And if you want to foster those creative, problem solving skills, the solution isn’t learning to code – it’s learning to paint. Or play an instrument. Or write poetry. Or sculpt. The field doesn’t matter: the key thing is that if you want to foster your own innovative creativity, the best way to do it is to seriously pursue an artistic endeavor.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 19, 2014 8:23 PM

We need to think about our relationship with technology. It is real and present in our lives. What does that mean? This article raises interesting points. Maybe more fine arts in school would be in order.

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The CIA, innovation and hay bales: creativity expert Michael Michalko connects the dots - Think Jar Collective

The CIA, innovation and hay bales: creativity expert Michael Michalko connects the dots - Think Jar Collective | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Think Jar Collective founder Ben Weinlick interviews creativity expert Michael Michalko about creative problem solving and what helps foster it.
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Enhancing Creativity and Collaboration Through Design - Think Jar Collective

Enhancing Creativity and Collaboration Through Design - Think Jar Collective | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Think Jar Collective Contributor Kent McKay of architectural firm Manasc Isaac, shares some insights on developing creative collaborative spaces
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If you're thinking of creating an office space that fosters creativity and collaboration check this out. Great article from new Think Jar contributor Kent McKay.

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Raw Confident Creativity - Think Jar Collective

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If you haven't heard of Unlocking the Truth in the last month, then you need to check them out. There is something to learn from and be jealous of in young people who dive in to a creative endeavour and ignore the naysayers.
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A 70 year old creativity technique that is still relevant today - Think Jar Collective

A 70 year old creativity technique that is still relevant today - Think Jar Collective | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
An interesting 70 year old book is gaining popularity again in the creativity and innovation fields.

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Phillip Newsome's comment, April 23, 2013 2:48 PM
An important reminder to let IDEAS lead, not the channels they ride on
Kathy Jordan's comment, June 18, 2013 10:03 AM
Great curation and great book summary. Thanks!
Kathy Jordan's curator insight, June 18, 2013 10:04 AM

This is a great summary of a classic book. Can't wait to buy the original!

 

 

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Creative Combustion: Interview With Creativity Expert Leslie Ehm

Creative Combustion: Interview With Creativity Expert Leslie Ehm | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Ben Weinlick interviews Leslie Ehm about why creativity is so important nowadays and about ways to enhance creative thinking and innovation.
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Spinal Tap, Business and Creativity: Interview with Peter Cook

Spinal Tap, Business and Creativity: Interview with Peter Cook | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Ben Weinlick of Think Jar Collective interviews Peter Cook about his new book The Music of Business, creativity, innovation and business.
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Machines Vs Creativity And The Benefits Of Irrationality

Machines Vs Creativity And The Benefits Of Irrationality | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Interesting notes on the science of creativity and cognition by early AI researcher and Think Jar Collective member Piero Scaruffi.
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Frank Zappa Showing How To Deviate From The Norm

Frank Zappa Showing How To Deviate From The Norm | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Think Jar Collective article on creativity, serious play and Frank Zappa Showing How To Deviate From The Norm
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Keep deviating because if we deviate from the norm like Zappa from time to time, we’ll keep progressing, learn, be creative and eventually create relevant innovations.

 

Great video of Zappa in 1963 showing how to think creatively.  

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Artist Craig Costello on moving beyond creativity blocks

Artist Craig Costello on moving beyond creativity blocks | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it

Short video of Artist Craig Costello shares some insights on moving beyond creative blocks 

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Think Jar Collective: Content on enhancing creativity

Think Jar Collective: Content on enhancing creativity | Enhancing Creativity, Creative Thinking and Innovation | Scoop.it
Articles and content on enhancing creativity, creative thinking, and innovation culture
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Think Jar Collective now has a fresh new look and user interface that makes finding relevant articles, interviews and tools on creativity and innovation easier. 

 

Check it out, sing up for weekly posts at the bottom of the page and also like our FB page for unique content that we don't always post on the site.  

All the best from Think Jar Collective

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