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10 More Amazing Innovation & Design Card Decks

Last year LPK created a card deck of the top 50 Roadblocks to Innovation. In the last 18 months we’ve shared 900+ sets to innovators in 28 countries on 6 continents – led 35+ workshops for groups in corporate innovation, academia, startups & non-profits – and learned a ton about what really stands between innovation ambition and impact. In March I shared my 10 favorite Design ...

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Design Thinking, a pharmaceutical puzzle

We've just completed the design and delivery of an innovation conference for a pharmaceutical company in Ireland. Our theme at the conference was navigating constraints in a highly constrained business environment. After some initial diagnostic work, we came up with the idea of mazes, puzzles and games as a design principle.

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Importance of Play to Innovation

It’s generally accepted that “playtime” is an important part of childhood development. When kids play, they learn how to form stories and use their imagination, how to make sense of the world around them and how to communicate with others. However, at some point on the road to becoming an adult, playing turns into a restricted activity. Instead of “go ...

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20 Awesome Quotes on Humor, Play, and Creativity

“To stimulate creativity one must develop childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition.” – Albert Einstein “If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.” – John Cleese “If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.” – Clarence Darrow “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, ...

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6 Ways to Think Like a 5-year-old

If you want to see the type of behavior adults need more of, watch some 5-year-olds on a playground for a few minutes. Step back in time and forget about deadlines, committee meetings, and company politics and think about how children create and invent anything they desire at a moments notice. 1. There are no boundaries. Children don’t have any ...

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