Adam Grant reveals keys to #creativity

Speaking at Monday night’s Authors@Wharton event, the charismatic Grant gave a preview of his new book Originals, which delves into the value of creativity and individuality.

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#Creativity moves to rank 3 in World Economic Forum Top Skills Needed in 2020


A good reason to use World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21: to practice using the skill, or finding out more about it.

Thought experiment:  Imagine you had the responsibility for bringing World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 to your office, classroom, school, factory, university, community, association, family, and so on.  In what ways might you do that?

There are resources on this site to help you get started.

Remember to add your creative action for WCIW2016 here.

Quick note: Did you notice a more ‘human’ orientation to the skills listed by the experts report at Davos? No wonder what with the emphasis on citizen engagement practices to get things done.



The Future Needs New Thinking

We can do nothing to change the past, but we have enormous power to shape the future. Once we grasp that essential insight, we recognize our responsibility and capability for building our dreams of tomorrow and avoiding our nightmares.

–Edward Cornish, Futurist

World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 exists for you to figure out ways to translate tomorrow’s dreams into doable realities.

Resolving the Paradox of Group Creativity

What makes teams work better also makes them less creative.

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A corporate philosophy that lets people know it’s OK to be creative is critical, as is leadership that promotes the notion that everyone’s creative contribution will be taken seriously. Given the importance of innovation in contemporary organizations, isn’t it time we all started taking creativity more seriously?Viva World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21!

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David Bowie, RIP

David Bowie changed culture using his creativity. Watch this 3-minute 1993 video to hear David Bowie talk of his creative process. Do you think it is the same as yours? Different? What is your guess?

Many celebrities recognize Bowie’s influence on their work. Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Jay Z are a few examples. In the field, we call culture changing creativity Big C creativity.  Day-to-day creativity, the kind we might use let’s say in the kitchen or the garden  is called  Small C creativity. Do you think the processes for Big C and Little C creativity can be the same?

This simple exercise can be used during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 to hold conversations you might not otherwise have.

Screen shot via TODAY
Screen shot via TODAY


Curiosity is an inextinguishable creative spark

Not even today’s box-ticking managerialists can stamp out our innate desire to know, says Joe Moran

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Our myths and religions are full of cautionary tales about curiosity. Pandora, Daedalus, Psyche, Orpheus, Adam and Eve, Lot’s wife: they all succumbed to a curiosity that turned out to be calamitous. During the scientific revolution of the 17th century, when curiosity was finally transformed from a vice to a virtue, its advocates admitted that it could be a voracious beast if left unchecked and not channelled into worthy ends.

Good read in support of curiosity.

Open minds, hearts, eyes to new ideas, new decisions, new actions: one week worldwide


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