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D118   Category: Social     Status: New Submission
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In France, creativity at school is only taught in artistic fields. There is no creativity method taught in others fields, or as a method for applied creativity. It is probably the same in others countries. And children are asked more and more to be flexible, adaptable, imaginative, etc.

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D117   Category: Technological     Status: New Submission
Tags:  invention  menofmind  tools 

The problem with creativity and innovation is often people operating on the false assumption that things never change, when in fact they do.

 

This is memorialized with quotes like "Some things never change" and "The more things change, the more they stay the same."

 

Many people draw a blank when you ask them for ideas about the future.  They are 'mind blind' to new possibilities.

 

But by asking them about past innovations... about tools they currently use that improve their life, you 'trick' them into realizing that things do change and often times they change for the better.

 

To paraphrase Ayn Rand, "The tiger has claws, a bird wings and man has his mind.  His mind is his means of survival."

 

This question reveals the truth that EVERY tool we use was once invented by a man or woman and reveals the possibility that there are many tools out there, still yet to be invented.

 

 

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D116   Category: Social     Status: New Submission
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Open to ideas for encouraging those people who - for multiple reasons - will not speak up in a group situation or public arena to offer the benefit of their thoughts and ideas.

Also open to suggestions about how to re-inspire more ideas from participants when the first round of ideas "seems to" dry up during brainstorming-ideation sessions.


Targeting:

  • increasing the participation of women;
  • encouraging those people to speak who do not use English as their first language;
  • periodically giving those people an invitation who need a longer sense of conversational space for them to feel comfortable jumping into and contributing.

 


 

 

 

 

 

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D115   Category: Social     Status: New Submission
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Creativity is normally associated with thinking outside the box.

Would it be possible for us to be creative in the box?

Would it be possible for us to use less to create?

 

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D108   Category: Social     Status: New Submission
Tags:  connect  eyes  joy  play  smile  spirit  walk 



I run communication workshops and am amazed to see how frightened and difficult it is for people to walk down and street and say hello to a 'stranger'. They have prioritized 'stranger' above 'fellow human being' and therefore hestitate to connect, are terrified of eye contact and embarassed to say 'Hello!"

I walked a highly trafficked Los Angeles street saying hello to every single person and waving to drivers. It was my own expression of the joy of being alive as well as my response to the alienation I felt suffocating the human spirit. At first there was astonishment, some even thought I might be crazy but as I openly and authentically engaged them all keeping the connection light and playful there were a lot more smiles. People felt 'seen'.

Something that simple can save a life!

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D106   Category: Social     Status: New Submission
Tags:  people  rigid 

Soem people at times do not seem open to new ideas - what are ways we can encourage them to explore something different?

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D102   Category: World Questions     Status: New Submission
Tags:  accelerate  mobile  technology 

How can we use new mobile technology to accelerete emerging countries development?

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D123   Category: Environmental     Status: New Submission
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Wind turbines at sea can utilise the surrounding water to store the energy by using the energy to mechanically pull buoys beneath the surface to a depth and generate electrical power by letting them rise when the energy is wanted.

Buoys can be constructed of used tyres formed into cylinders and inflated. Having made such a buoy I know that it works.  We have many millions of used tyres (or for the U.S. "tires") these can be put to use as an energy store.

The energy can be stored until needed later in the day or even months later. The wind speed does not need to be sufficient to generate but a mere breeze can produce energy that is stored for use later.

Energy when wanted not at the whim of the wind.

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D122   Category: Economical     Status: New Submission
Tags:  creativity  lifecycle 

This is a personal interest of mine. Imagine the product lifecycle being:

 

Research-Design-Development-Refinement-Manufacturing-Sales-Market-Retail-Customer Use-Death

 

Based from your experience, what types of creativity are found along this highly generic model.

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D114   Category: World Questions     Status: New Submission

How can we get the world's geometrically growing number of creativity/innovation consultants, writers, speakers, coaches, researchers to share, integrate, combine their efforts in order to truly make a significant difference around the globe.

 

How to get them/us to write on the internet?

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