Why are ideas important? Economist Alex Tabarrok’s Ted Talk

Economists, when they talk about creativity, people listen.

Here’s one for you to pay attention to

My key takeaways?

  • Ideas drive growth
  • An apple can feed a man, an idea can feed the world

What are yours?

World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 and Week, April 15 – 21 are intended to feed the world with inspiration, hope, opportunity to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too.

That being said, which ideas would you like to celebrate this WCI (World Creativity and Innovation) season?

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.

Why Creativity?

Creativity gives you the opportunity to make the best use out of what you know.

20130217-041854.jpgI was surprised to see these windshield wipers standing upright.  Caused me to wonder why; looked odd.

Then it occurred to me – it makes sense. Positioning them upright prevents the wipers from freezing into the crevice between the windshield and car hood.

Doing this eliminates the need to dig them out, which may not always be easy to do if there is also freezing rain.  Great idea! Creative problem-solving in action.

How might you make the best use of what you know to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 and Week April 15-21?


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?

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

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