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You can’t just give someone a creativity injection. You have to create an environment for curiosity and a way to encourage people and get the best out of them. Ken Robinson
- spring from small ideas
- require constant practice – creativity is just like a muscle, it needs constant training to obtain better results
- are inspired from other industries, from other ideas, or even from small talks near the coffee machine
The 6 Thinking Hats
The 6 thinking hats, Eduard de Bono
Green Light/Red Light thinking
- Anything goes and is permissible
- The big picture is the context
- Positive impact of risk
- Emotional and intuitive
- Anything can happen in the future
- There is no evaluation or censorship of ideas
- There should be no selling of ideas
- The leader does not offer ideas
- The list is reviewed at the end of the session
- Focus on analysis
- Bring in the judgment mentality
- Analyse practicalities
- See functionality – will it work?
- Assess the negative impact of risk
- Take a look at the details
- Examine what worked in the past
The Disney Strategy
- What do we want?
- What is the solution?
- How do we imagine the solution?
- What are the benefits of applying this solution?
- How can we apply this idea in reality?
- What is the action plan to apply the idea?
- What is the timeline to apply this idea?
- How to evaluate the idea?
- What could be wrong with the idea?
- What is missing?
- Why cannot be applied it?
- What are the weaknesses in the plan?
A long-term investment
If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires. Malcolm Gladwell