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The power of shutting down your senses: How to boost your creativity and have a clear mind.

The power of shutting down your senses: How to boost your creativity and have a clear mind. | Idea Farm | Scoop.it
By Belle Beth Cooper. I used to think sensory deprivation was just a crazy torture method that no one in their right mind would opt-in for, until I stumbled upon some information recently about sensory deprivation floatation tanks.

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Mild intoxication aids creative problem solving

Mild intoxication aids creative problem solving | Idea Farm | Scoop.it

"we think being too focused can blind you to novel possibilities, and a broader, more diffuse or more flexible attentional state may be needed for creative solutions to emerge."

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Inside Stanford's famous course on creativity - Fortune Management

Inside Stanford's famous course on creativity - Fortune Management | Idea Farm | Scoop.it
Only about one in three applicants gets into the course, but a new book tells what goes on behind the classroom door, and how it applies to real-world companies.
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Innovation Excellence | Innovation in the Era of Convergence – a ...

Innovation Excellence | Innovation in the Era of Convergence – a ... | Idea Farm | Scoop.it
Culture is always the most invisible but the best elastic strings to connect all the innovation treasures, to let your organization survive in the age of petabytes, and allowing your business to thrive at the age of convergence...
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The truth about creativity

The truth about creativity | Idea Farm | Scoop.it
Jonah Lehrer talks about why brainstorming doesn't work and why artists need to cultivate grit (RT @particle_p: Speaking of the Muses...)...
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The Real Enemy to Creativity is You

The Real Enemy to Creativity is You | Idea Farm | Scoop.it
Writing gets harder, not easier. It’s all battling demons, you know. The first book was such an easy one, then Blue was easy, too, looking back. I might have thrown away one chapter for every ten. Now it’s the opposite.
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Want To Be More Creative? Get Bored | Fast Company

Want To Be More Creative? Get Bored | Fast Company | Idea Farm | Scoop.it
Quick: Survey your friends, your family, and colleagues and ask them when it is that they get their best and brightest ideas. How do they come to solve insurmountable challenges?
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Alcohol Benefits the Creative Process | Psychology Today

Alcohol Benefits the Creative Process | Psychology Today | Idea Farm | Scoop.it
Being moderately intoxicated gets people to think “outside the box.” By Sian Beilock, Ph.D....
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Ideas are the Currency of the New Economy - Numbers tell the story

Ideas are the Currency of the New Economy - Numbers tell the story | Idea Farm | Scoop.it
Investing in Creativity Skills training and putting tools into practice can result in an outstanding ROI. Eg: Dupont, GE, and FritoLay.
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Innovation Is About Arguing, Not Brainstorming. Here’s How To Argue Productively

Innovation Is About Arguing, Not Brainstorming. Here’s How To Argue Productively | Idea Farm | Scoop.it
Turns out that brainstorming--that go-to approach to generating new ideas since the 1940s--isn’t the golden ticket to innovation after all.
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