Author Archives: Jeffrey Baumgartner
Artists love to experiment by trying out new techniques, tools and media. No artist wishes to paint the same thing, the same way again and again. Sometimes a new technique works. Sometimes it does not.
Welcome to the first in a series of articles about the creativity of the artist. In the series, we will look at how artists use creativity in order to create original art and we’ll look at how you can apply the creativity of the artist in your work and life. Continue reading
Let’s face it. Innovation has been over-hyped these past few years, forcing CEOs to proclaim it was and may still be critical to their companies. Middle managers have been assigned to be innovation managers and to innovate or else face the consequences. Idea management software has been bought, brains have been stormed dry and consultants of dubious nature have sold useless innovation advice.. Continue reading
What is a creative idea? A mystical gift from your God? The discovery of something new? A profound insight of almost spiritual proportions? An irritant to rational thinking? A creative idea can be any of these things. Continue reading
Brainstorming is great fun, good for team building and a self-esteem builder. However, it does fail in one rather important way.. Continue reading
Every business, government body and non-profit organisation establishes a special vocabulary of jargon, special terminology and their own way of using particular words. The worst of these are buzzwords. These are words that are so overused, they become almost meaningless. Nevertheless, they become an integral part of the organisation. Continue reading