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Old ideas still apply regarding creativity in the modern workplace
I RECENTLY asked a young professional management team a question to gauge their knowledge of creativity: who knows about Edward de Bono or Six Thinking Hats? Not one hand went up from anyone under 40. This led me to think I was very naive. I assumed today's new…
Finding energy in waste
As the number of people on the planet fast increases, few topics are as important as eliminating and diverting waste. Waste elimination deals with designing products and packaging that literally "eliminate" waste, e.g., packaging that actually disappears---like…
We don't know HOW to get where we're going.
Neither do you. A few years ago the Fortune 500 CEOs were all surveyed and ask this question: “What is your greatest fear?” The #1 answer – “I’m afraid I will be found out to not know what I’m doing.” I’ve started seven businesses. None of them have crashed and…
Mavericks wanted (but not really)
Whether you call them mavericks, heretics, misfits, activists, linchpins, innovators, or wildcards – you can be sure – they’ll make their presence felt. They’ll question and challenge authority, rules, the status quo, their job description, your processes, your…
Are you losing your marbles?
This is something I ask businesses all the time - and the response I get is:- “what do you mean by marbles?”. It’s really easy - marbles are your people - the people you work with and who work for you every day. They are also your customers, and your friends and…
Choices, changes and consequences
Another year, another day, another moment. How many times did you change your mind during the holidays? If you were in New Zealand it probably meant many times, due to the inclement summer weather, which dictated what we could and couldn’t do. In some cases…
Creativity as a business tool
The future has become a lot less predictable From time-to-time, we have covered the importance of creativity in the corporate arena. Recently, we discovered the fascinating results of IBM's last Global CEO Study. According to the 1,541 CEOs, general managers, and…
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