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Creativity drives problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a critical skill (and mindset) that leads to new and more efficient solutions to existing problems. It also enables individuals and organizations to find ways to address customers’ needs as a differentiating factor. In theory, creativity is widely praised and desired. But, in reality, creative solutions are often met with pushback, reluctance and even hostility. Continue reading

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2015 how can you best create an eco-system that allows today’s talent to flourish among Gen X, Gen Y and Gen Flux? Continue reading

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Reigniting Creativity and Innovation

Here’s an interesting question. Why is it that, while artistic tools have become so advanced and provide artists with the opportunity to become so much more productive, the amount of art and the quality of art produced by artists has dropped so dramatically? What am I talking about? Continue reading

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La Bourse Paris USI

Innovation thrives on inspiration is something every attendee could feel at USI 2014. Reflect for instance on this claim by Edgar Morin: ‘Our ideas can turn into ideology, and be misleading: we must enter into a dialogue with our ideas’ Continue reading

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USI 2014 futur-en-seine.fr

USI new acronym is quite demanding: Unexpected Sources of Inspiration. Its promise was truly kept this year. Reflect for instance on this claim by Christian Monjou: ‘A innovator is someone who’s being accused of transgression’ Continue reading

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Why leaders clearly think leadership matters for innovation. Too often a disconnect between what is said and what is done, which can confuse the innovation picture. A recent survey… Continue reading

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Why people resist change, learning and innovation and what to do about it!

A recent conversation with a Russian trained TRIZ ideation consultant significantly disrupted my entire thinking on approaches and methodologies for problem solving. It involved her perception as to why people resist innovation, which she described as “psychological inertia” – “implies an indisposition to change – a certain “stuckness” due to human programming. It represents the inevitability of behaving in a certain way – the way that has been indelibly inscribed somewhere in the brain. Continue reading

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