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Haute coutre, universal appeal

It's only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.

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Labyrinth’s tangle

Bad is born of unbridled good. Wicked good is barely bridled.

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Grow your business: better, not bigger

Small businesses, gazelles, and large corporations all face enormous pressure to grow. This pressure exists whether or not growth is a good idea.

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Fiction society: moving beyond crowds

Before moving on to a review of John Ruskin’s book, On Art and Life, there’s one more bit to synthesize from the first two (here and here). Trouble is, I’m not sure how to say this best. …

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De-patterning: refining the first stage of thought

After finishing New World, New Mind I was convinced of two things. First, more attention is needed around staging our thinking processes. Second, the authors didn’t had no idea how to do it.

So, while Cuban waves tickled the beach, …

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Synchronizing greatness

Here’s an unsolved riddle: How do we get the minds of widely dispersed, brilliant people to focus on critical problems/opportunities? How do we synchronize greatness?

Dave Pollard brought this up a few days ago. He writes:

“… we don’t need …

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Invoking innovation: moving beyond serendipity

Innovative brilliance is fortuitous. It's an accident. The challenge is moving beyond serendipity and to intention.

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Up on a soapbox

When do we get to play? Why does brilliance need an excuse?

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Everything else is proofreading

Retro post: No. 99

Philip Pullman in the Guardian:

“It’s when we do this foolish, time-consuming, romantic, quixotic, childlike thing called play that we are most practical, most useful, and most firmly grounded in reality, because the world itself is

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Creative execution

Retro post #89

There are at least two ways to effect change.

One is to complain liberally and bitterly until noone can stand it
and the move is made. Many bloggers live here.

Another is to criticize by creating (Michelangelo).…

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Reawakening eccentricity

Eccentricity comes from the Greek phrase "to prick". I dream of working with eccentric people that dance within chaos and fragmentation.

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dream job

To work with people that have embraced their brilliance. To work with people who are brilliant. People who intend to shine.

I want to work on innovation, creativity, and insight. I’m keen on educating for creativity and insight, creating markets …

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Imagine a future …

Ritva VoutilaThis talk by Sir Ken Robinson is gorgeous. I’ve listened to it four times and watched the video twice. I’d love to meet him some day.

Even before I had my son I was passionately interested in education. Since he …

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Quotes by Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

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Metaphors of re-innovation

To see further, stand on giants.

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Wholemindedness: The brilliance of an unfettered mind

Time management's greatest gift is wholemindedness.

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Innovation: tactics and strategies

While I haven’t been posting at all, I have kept up on my reading. This post by Dave Pollard is worth noting.

Dave has an incredible capacity for synthesis and generating copious insights across a wide range of areas. The …

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Neuroesthetics

From Zack Lynch at Brain Waves:

“Neuroesthetics uses brain imaging and genetic analysis to understand the neural basis of artistic creativity and achievement … and has broad implications for all parts of society, including: our legal systems, business productivity

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Avast ye scurvy dogs

John Moore got me reading the Business Week blurb on creativity.

In particular I like Jeneanne Rae’s business model for Peer Insight … might have to pirate that.

I was a bit surprised to read IDEO’s David Kelley saying …

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Forgetting to remember

I love used bookstores; the messier the better. The owner can’t possibly know the value of all the books when they’re piled willy-nilly around the joint. I feel like a thief, pawing through the dark corners, earnestly listening for the …

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Incentives and idea generation

This is fun stuff. Olivier Toubia, a Ph.D. candidate at the Marketing Group (MIT) has an article on Idea Generation, Creativity, and Incentives.

He writes:

“Idea generation is critical … However, there has been relatively little formal research on the

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Good artists copy, great artists steal

Another believer in the advantages of innovating on someone else’s (or your own) creativity.…

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Jedi Masters of the sift

ln the end I hope my clients don’t need me. Well, hope is a strong word — maybe it would be more honest to say that “should” be the case. I believe that my business will be more whole if …

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Abundance, Asia, and Automation

Provocative post at Worthwhile.

Dan Pink, author of A Whole New Mind sees three forces that are shaping work roles: Abundance, Asia, and Automation.

“Abundance leads us to move from valuing “utility” to “significance” in the things we own. …

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Speaking of design …

… I just recently did a self-constructed readings course on design and creativity. For help on reading suggestions I talked to Galen Cranz at Berkley and Sara Beckman, same place.

If you’re interested I could send you the reading …

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Non-business business book list: a list for business thinkers

Non-business books can teach us a lot about business.

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Creative execution

There are at least two ways to effect change.

One is to complain liberally and bitterly until the rest of us can’t stand it and the move is made. Many bloggers live here.

Another is to criticize by creating (Michelangelo).…

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Blog pulse: flatline

I was just playing around at BlogPulse. They’ve got a nifty tool for querying the frequency of blogging topics. Now I’m not sure how many sites they scan, but still, the idea is cool even if it’s not statistically …

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Building on what we know

A.H. Maslow called for revolution in the ways we edify our children. He sought alternatives to redeem the many ways in which creativity is daily pounded from us. And of all he suggested, I can see none that we’ve adopted.

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Potent principles

Teach people to listen to their own tastes. Most people don't do it.

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Party like a rockstar

When I was in university I used to love swinging by this guy’s site: Analog Cereal. He was on this quest to “party like a rock star”. I’ve never wanted to be a rock star – but the party …

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