There are startling parallels in the lives of Walt Disney and Steve Jobs. Their dedication to product quality and innovation transformed industries.
Don’t give up
Finding the right creative partner can be a force multiplier
Betting on new technologies ahead of the curve can be a strong differentiator
Perfectionism, if you can survive it, can create deep customer loyalty
Mashing up disciplines is new ways can transform industries
Read the blog post – First, you get to see Disney’s breakthrough Steamboat Willie animation and you’ll be exposed to good stories and examples to leverage as inspiration for your new WCIW – in 2017 and beyond.
People report feeling immediately stuck when faced with the opportunity to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21. They say they don’t know what to do.
Using this Inventing Tool might help. If you know its source, please pass it along. It would be good to give credit to its creator.
Ignite Your Thinking
Consider each of the six categories, allow your thoughts to flow to a place of ‘can-do’ to experience what emerges.
It’s helpful to have a device to record your impressions.
CREATE: something totally new, a new capacity, a new culture, a new team, a new activity, a new strategy, a new skill, a new paradigm, a new habit, a new friend
ENHANCE/DEVELOP: your capacities, your team, your organization, your potential, your efficiencies, your effectiveness, your resource conservation, your sense of humour, your connections with others, your sense of self worth
DELETE: something that already exists, make it disappear totally for you, your family, your team, your organization, your community, your school, your friends, your association
IMPLEMENT: something to make a sustainable change in your life, your work, your organization, your relationships, your well being, your skill base, your competency, your status, your peace of mind, your outlook on life
KEEP: something that you value, is your core business, is your reason for being, brings you joy, brings satisfaction, eliminates suffering, gives you energy, educates others, connects people, brings you peace
REDUCE: something that annoys or irritates you, interferes with your sense of fairness, takes time away from important things for you, your team, your school, your community, your family
Are you looking for a 20-minute World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 activity?
This Ready-Set-Design activity from Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum of the Smithsonian may fit the bill.
This is a highly adaptable design challenge that can jump-start collaborative and creative thinking in any group. They say it is used with kids’ groups at the Museum, for internal staff meetings, and even at industry conferences and summits they host. The activity is such a success with participants that they’ve received many requests for their how-to guide.
To improve the country’s prospects for innovation, the Ministry of Education will roll out a new screening process for university students so top schools can accept more enterprising people. The new system, effective from 2018, will include personal interviews and let high school graduates show they excelled outside class, not just memorized material as taught.