I’ve just released a free creative thinking course to the world. Yeeeha!
Oh so you don’t quite share my excitement?
Well perhaps if I explain why you need creativity?
There’s so much information out there, with so many supposed experts and ‘gurus’ pedalling their [...]
What’s the most productive and fun way to come up with the best ideas from a brainstorming session?
Ideas Poker of course!
Ideas Poker works on the basis that truly great ideas form when the best bits of individual ideas are combined. Essentially, you can harness the entire group’s intelligence rather [...]
Today we’re changing the scales to make a regular situation seem funny and harnessing new insights for creative ideas on the Funny Business challenge of ‘making training more memorable’.
A classic example of changing the scales comes from the sitcom Red Dwarf in the episode ‘Backwards’. Rimmer is administering a Starbug driving test for Kryten [...]
This is how overstatement works:
Take a situation, ideally one that’s loaded with a bit of tension. Find the logical response. What would you normally expect to happen? Do the opposite. Make the response unexpected and irrational. Exaggerate to make [...]
Ordinarily the ministry of silly walks would be a totally absurd government department (not wanting to open up a can of worms by using government and absurd in the same sentence!). But in this sequence, [...]
Creativity isn’t just about problem solving. Creativity is about continually exploring alternatives and making progression.
Too often innovation is stifled because people get trapped by complacency. Even successful innovators can become a victim of their own success if they hold fast to their winning idea and don’t adapt to changing conditions. If you only react [...]
Come up with silly ideas. They are a great starting point for new solutions. All you need to do is extract the concepts and themes and bring them back to a greater degree of reality.
Example: How to make your journey to work more enjoyable.
My silly idea is to commute by rollercoaster. Personally I’d love [...]
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