How Important is Creativity in Business?
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Can creativity save the business world?

Can creativity save the business world? | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
Sally Taylor: Dynamics between arts, business and education are in flux. Are CEOs committed to being creative or just talking the talk?
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What's your experience? Creative thinkers and doers instigate change and change is the catalyst for growth

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5 Ways To Be Inspired By Your Everyday Life

5 Ways To Be Inspired By Your Everyday Life | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
How to wake up, snap out of it, and let your everyday world be inspiring again.
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Are you stuck in a rut of routine? Shake it up, change things around a bit and spark your creativity

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How to Have a Eureka Moment

How to Have a Eureka Moment | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
Switch to an unrelated task -- even if it's just for two minutes.
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To unleash your creativity, take a break!

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How to Manage the Chaos of Creativity

How to Manage the Chaos of Creativity | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
At SXSW this week, one speaker nailed a talk about managing creatives--and how you can promote creativity in your own company.
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Creativity counts! No matter what size business you're in, fostering creativity helps productivity

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Even a Captive Audience Needs Creativity to Care

Even a Captive Audience Needs Creativity to Care | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
If you think it’s hard to get your audience excited about your latest presentation, imagine being in charge of in-flight safety videos. Here’s a case where you have information that your audience
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Creativity can help engage even the most jaded audience

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What Poverty Teaches Us About Creativity — Creative Voices — Medium

What Poverty Teaches Us About Creativity — Creative Voices — Medium | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
It was a beautiful day as I slowly meandered through the alleys in one of Bangalore’s slums.
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Creativity was literally the difference between life and death for the people of Bangalore

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In Peru, beach cleanup scheme helps disadvantaged people become entrepreneurs

In Peru, beach cleanup scheme helps disadvantaged people become entrepreneurs | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
Plastic Bank enables those participating in recycling intiatives to exchange their help for training, micro-loans and access to 3D printing facilities.
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Thinking outside the box creates a win-win situation every time

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A Young Inventor, Finding the Crunch Factor

A Young Inventor, Finding the Crunch Factor | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
How should General Mills gauge the texture of its granola bars? An inventor in his 20s has come up with an answer.
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Creativity is what makes Mark King an Xceptionalist

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Ben Milne | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review

Ben Milne | Innovators Under 35 | MIT Technology Review | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
Digital payment systems dreamed up in the Web era still piggyback on credit card networks. There ought to be a faster and cheaper way.
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You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"

George Bernard Shaw

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Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs

Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
What is the most important quality of an entrepreneur?

Via David Ednie
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 Is creativity more important than passion? What's your experience?

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David Ednie's curator insight, January 28, 2014 7:33 AM

Creativity is a bigger predictor of success in life than intelligence

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Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs

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This Could Be the Most Underrated Tactic for Boosting Employee Morale

This Could Be the Most Underrated Tactic for Boosting Employee Morale | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
Forget the advice about incentives, team activities, and bonuses. There's a much simpler way to perk up the mood in the office.
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An interesting concept, but being authentic would be critical to its effectiveness. Unless it's real, there is a huge risk of backfire! What do you think?

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One Habit That Will Instantly Jumpstart Your Creativity

One Habit That Will Instantly Jumpstart Your Creativity | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
Creativity is the currency of modern success. By building this one simple habit, you can ensure you'll never be at a loss for ideas again.
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Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Crucial Difference Between Success and Mastery

Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Crucial Difference Between Success and Mastery | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
The lost art of learning to stand "where we would rather not and expand in ways we never knew we could."

"You gotta be willing to fail…
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Wise words on creativity and the ''gift of failure'

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Why You Need a “Think Week” Like Bill Gates

Why You Need a “Think Week” Like Bill Gates | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
The enlightening affects of banning friends, family, and coworkers for a week
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"...even a day or a few hours away from the office can provide just enough time and perspective to provide insights. 

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Can Creativity Be Taught? 73% Of Creative People Say Yes

Can Creativity Be Taught? 73% Of Creative People Say Yes | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
Fast Company polled its Most Creative People to better understand their muses, inspirations, and creative processes. The good news is that 73 believe...
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What do you think? Is creativity an innate gift or can it be nurtured and developed?

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Welcome to 99U: A Letter from the Editor

Welcome to 99U: A Letter from the Editor | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
In addition to our annual conference, the 99% now encompasses original editorial, videos, and monthly sessions. Get the skinny on our new incarnation.
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Spoken like a true Xceptionalist - "...we don’t need more ideas. What we need is better follow-through."

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Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Gamification and the Importance of Play

Editor in Chief Amy Cosper on Gamification and the Importance of Play | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
Playfulness, as most entrepreneurs will tell you, can help alleviate the anxiety and stress that go hand-in-hand with owning a business.
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Do you take time to play?

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The Simple Science To Good Storytelling

The Simple Science To Good Storytelling | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
Listening to a compelling story activates different parts of the brain, and luckily putting together a good tale isn't always that difficult.
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A good story - well told - is a valuable communication tool

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PayPal who? Dwolla is the most daring digital payment startup you've never heard of

PayPal who? Dwolla is the most daring digital payment startup you've never heard of | How Important is Creativity in Business? | Scoop.it
A wall of investors' photos at Dwolla headquarters.
When it comes to radically altering the fabric of digital payments, there is no startup more interesting than Dwolla. The Iowa-based company has...
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Ben Milne, founder of www.dwolla.com is one of the featured Xceptionalists in my new book Do! available here 

http://www.amazon.com/DO-xceptional-execution-Kevin-Kelly/dp/0954186893/ref=sr_1_1/177-0116479-3666311?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391185669&sr=1-1&keywords=kevin+kelly+do

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