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Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it
These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coates, Pixar's Story Artist. Number 9 on the list - When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn't happen next - is a great one and can apply to writer...
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Story sticks! So learn to tell a great story. Here are the rules: 

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I'm not really a HUGE fan of Pixar, but if they have some suggestions, I'll take them.

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4 Tips On Creativity From The Creator Of Calvin & Hobbes

4 Tips On Creativity From The Creator Of Calvin & Hobbes | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it
The famously media-averse cartoonist Bill Watterson on his work habits, the power of comic strips, and how to create art.
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Bill Watterson, the creator of the comic strip Calvin & Hobbes, is famously media-averse. He gave only 2 interviews. One in the documentary "Stripped", which is available on iTunes (but unfortunately noit in the german iTunes store). Here are the four tips about the creative process that Watterson reveals in the film:

  1. You Have To Lose Yourself In Your Work
  2. Create For Yourself
  3. Make It Beautiful
  4. Every Medium Has Power
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Your brain really wants to be in the nature

Better focus, reduced stress-level , better mood, these are the benefits of a walk in the park or other greene areas. Now, scientifically proven.
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Introducing frog's Collective Action Toolkit

Introducing frog's Collective Action Toolkit | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it

Today, frog is pleased to release the Collective Action Toolkit (CAT). The CAT is a package of resources and activities that enable groups of people anywhere to organize, build trust, and collaboratively create solutions for problems impacting their community.

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7 Key Habits of Super Networkers

7 Key Habits of Super Networkers | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it

Effective networking isn't a result of luck -- it requires hard work and persistence. What does it take to be a super networker? The article gives some interesting hints. But the most important one's are not in the list. Have a genuine interest in the persons you are networking with and ask more, than you tell. Networking is about relationships, not selling.

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d.school Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking

d.school Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it
If you choose to participate, in 90 minutes you will be taken through a full design cycle by participating in The Gift-Giving Project. This is a fast-paced project where participants pair up to interview each other, identify real needs, and develop a solution to “redesign the gift-giving experience” for their partner. NO PREVIOUS DESIGN EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
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The Global Innovation 1000: Making Ideas Work

The Global Innovation 1000: Making Ideas Work | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it
The early stages of innovation can be challenging. But Booz & Company’s annual study of R&D spending reveals that successful innovators bring clarity to a process often described as fuzzy and vague.
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Design & Thinking Official Trailer

"Design & Thinking" is a documentary exploring the idea of "design thinking"!

It will be one of the very few documentaries on design, and certainly the first about the impact design thinking has on the world.
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How the brain controls our habits

How the brain controls our habits | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it

Habits are behaviors wired so deeply in our brains that we perform them automatically. This allows you to follow the same route to work every day without thinking about it, liberating your brain to ponder other things, such as what to make for dinner. However, the brain's executive command center does not completely relinquish control of habitual behavior


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The Intrapreneur's Playbook

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When it comes to innovation, entrepreneurship gets a lot of attention. But every day, people are generating new products and business models within established companies as well. This so-called intrapreneurship may seem cushier--after all, a corporate parent eliminates some risks of a startup--but it’s often a challenging and delicate proposition.


The corporate environment can be complicated; as a result, the intrapreneur’s playbook is just as attuned to balancing interests as it is to disruptive innovation. Here are some tips for making your big ideas a reality, without rocking the corporate boat (too much).

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8 Service Design Resources to Get You Started - Three Layers

8 Service Design Resources to Get You Started - Three Layers | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it

A collection of eight brilliant ressources to get your personal Service Design Thinking started. Solid foundation.

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Using ‘resilience’ as an innovation strategy

Using ‘resilience’ as an innovation strategy | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it

Resilience is not only a coping strategy in an age of economic uncertainty and dramatic natural disasters, but can be used as an innovation strategy, too. 


Resilience is the ability to recover, persist, or even thrive under disruption, It’s not the same thing as robustness. It’s not the same thing as redundancy. It’s not about reserves. And it’s not about real-time information


A report from the annual PopTech conference.

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21 Card Decks for Creative Problem Solving, Effective Communication & Strategic Foresight

21 Card Decks for Creative Problem Solving, Effective Communication & Strategic Foresight | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it

A curated list of useful playdecks for sparking creativity and innovation.

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Design Thinking Requires Storytelling. It Is Both An Insight Tool And An Organization Culture Building Tool

Design Thinking Requires Storytelling. It Is Both An Insight Tool And An Organization Culture Building Tool | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it

Stories inspire, motivate, and shift the way the people think and work. From our daily routines to historic events, storytelling can be the best tool to uncover insights.

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Malochen bevor die Muse küsst: Stirbt die Kreativität? | Campus DOKU

Malochen bevor die Muse küsst: Stirbt die Kreativität? | Campus DOKU | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it

"Change Management", "Innovation" – das sind Schlüsselbegriffe in vielen Unternehmen und von diesen Faktoren hängt oft deren Erfolg ab: neue, kreative Ideen, die am Ende der ganzen Gesellschaft zugute kommen. Denn jedes Unternehmen lebt von den Ideen seiner Mitarbeiter – nicht nur derjenigen, die explizit eine "Kreativ-Position" haben.

Doch laut einer Studie des Kreativitätsforschers Prof. Dr. Rainer Holm-Hadulla von der Universität Heidelberg haben es "Querdenker" und "Kreative" immer schwerer in den Unternehmen und Organisationen. Zu viele und zu langsame Prozesse sowie stark hierarchische Strukturen und die strenge Orientierung nach Kostenfaktoren hemmen den Freiraum, lassen zu wenig Zeit und Raum für die Entfaltung kreativer Ideen....


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Effizient in den Abgrund


Kreative Andersdenker haben es immer schwerer in Unternehmen und Organisationen, dokumentiert der Kreativitätsforscher Rainer Holm-Hadulla von der Universität Heidelberg.

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Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it
These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coates, Pixar's Story Artist. Number 9 on the list - When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn't happen next - is a great one and can apply to writer...
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Story sticks! So learn to tell a great story. Here are the rules: 

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Becca Morgan's curator insight, April 22, 2013 10:58 AM

I'm not really a HUGE fan of Pixar, but if they have some suggestions, I'll take them.

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The brain in numbers, colours and wow

The brain in numbers, colours and wow | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it
An amazing picture by Dwayne Godwin and Jorge Cham from PhD Comics.
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Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible

Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it

Failure is a positive act of creativity Scientists, artists, engineers, and even entrepreneurs have to re-learn this as adults.


Because in schools, the notion of failure is complicated. School usually gives students one chance to get something right; failing grades work against practice, mastery, and creativity. To keep kids motivated, learning needs to be irresistible. Something games are very good at. The article condenses gaming principle to apply in learning.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 15, 2013 12:35 PM

Without embracing failure, I wouldn't be the stellar scarf-knitter that I am today!   : )

 

 

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Teaching Kids Design Thinking, So They Can Solve The World’s Biggest Problems

Teaching Kids Design Thinking, So They Can Solve The World’s Biggest Problems | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it
To change the world, we need a generation of new minds equipped with new ways of thinking. We need to drastically shift our conception of education and then completely transform how we facilitate learning.
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How to survive your innovation project?

How to survive your innovation project? | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it
To co-create a creative idea is not enough. You have to manage it carefully, that it can survive in the company.
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Expanding Your Creativity

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This film covers what I consider to be the most dangerous misunderstanding of creativity: that only a select few are creative. Research, however, shows that creativity happens when several forces overlap within yourself – something accessible to everyone, not just those blessed by muses.
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Why Failure is so important to success

Why Failure is so important to success | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it

Failure and more importantly studying others’ misfortunes is one of the most important educational tools we have. But especially we Germans have a big Versagensangst, we are afraid to fail.


Time to change that and use failures as what they are for: a learning opportunity. But we also could learn from the failures of others. This article presents the most frequent failures of entrepreneurs and startups.

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From Observations and Insights, To Beliefs and Breakthroughs: The Great Planning Paradigm

From Observations and Insights, To Beliefs and Breakthroughs: The Great Planning Paradigm | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it

How to understand the key factors of the Great Strategic Planning Paradigm: from observations to insights to beliefs and creating a breakthrough.

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Great examples for Customer Journey Mapping

Great examples for Customer Journey Mapping | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it
Collecting examples of journey modeling, experience mapping, customer journeys, or whatever you want to call it - documents that explore a long-term relationship between an individual and a system, service, product, brand, or organization.
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Wie arbeiten Trendforscher und was ändert sich gerade

Wie arbeiten Trendforscher und was ändert sich gerade | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it
Wie arbeiten Trendforscher und welche bedeutenden Veränderungen gibt es gerade?
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Fear of Creativity

Fear of Creativity | StrategicPlay® | Scoop.it
Why do corporations say they want and need creative ideas, but then reject them when the ideas are ambiguous and make them feel uncertain.
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