From NASA: passion fires up creative genius – inspiration for #WCIW

A two-minute video brought to you Karen Friedt at NASA. Simple, sweet, to the point.

If you think you can’t do something wonderful for WCIW this year, no matter large or small, watching this will brighten your hopes, spark your verve and spur action.

creative genius video

Design Like Leonardo da Vinci during #WCIW (World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21)

Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday marks the beginning of World Creativity and Innovation Week each year – April 15 – 21.

Here’s a SXSW slide presentation by Brian Sullivan that has lots of fodder to enhance your own creative process and those of others.

Remember to post your event in our WCIW facebook group and WCIW facebook page.  We’ll be making the transition to the page eventually – feel free to like it to help the process.

Every single human being is creative….

“Every single human being is creative and your success turns on developing a community which harnesses the creativity of everyone.” Richard Florida. Rise of the Creative Class.

How might you use World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 to begin to nurture the creativity of the people you know, live with and work with?

Buhler Group Launched Global Innovation Challenge WCIW 2012

Bühler is a specialist and technology partner for plant and equipment and related services for processing basic foods and manufacturing highgrade materials. The Group is a global market leader in the supply of flour production plants, pasta and chocolate production lines, animal feed manufacturing installations, and aluminum die casting systems.

Last year during WCIW the company launched a global innovation challenge and provided this video outlining how to make a pitch for a new idea. Watch it for key pointers, it’s very well done.

Creativity Passes Through You

watermelonIn you is the history of the world, the pressure of the present and the potential for the future.

You are created so that the energy of life passes through to continue the chain of creating…

What are your plans for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21,  2013?

Is a traffic jam a tribe?

A wonderful commentary for taking a fresh look at a plague to all in urban centers.  Models looking at a situation in a brand new way.  Is a traffic jam a tribe?.

See if you can use this example from this blog post to practice these creativity – enhancing abilities

  • defer judgement
  • come from an attitude of curiousity
  • see the humour in the new connection
  • build on new insights, take the ideas further
  • project the idea into the future for a new product, service, social innovation ideas

 

Marci Segal, MS, Creativity and Change Leadership; Freeing leaders’ thinking so they can create new futures, founder, World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21

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

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