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D109   Category: World Questions     Status: New Submission

My dad and I run a nonprofit in Bangladesh. There are many challenges since the people we work with have little resources to create something new in their lives except their innate ability to solve problems. We have been working on a Thinking model illiterates we work with will understand and USE in their daily lives. New ways of designing their thinking will solve many village problems. Here is a link to some info of the nonprofit on Ashoka's website  http://www.ashoka.org/fellow/2508

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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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D115   Category: Social     Status: New Submission
Tags:  thinking 

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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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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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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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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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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D113   Category: Environmental     Status: New Submission




PROGETTO: WORLD CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION WEEK 15-22 APRIL 2009
https://na5.brightidea.com/ct/s.bix?c=6272EDD5-389B-407B-8053-43A578212FD3)


OBIETTIVO: Promuovere e sperimentare la propria vita in modo diverso, cambiando l’esperienza quotidiana in modo da sentirsi e percepirsi diversamente dal solito e arricchire il proprio vissuto.
Questo può essere sperimentato individualmente o in gruppo, l’importante è non farsi frenare nella sperimentazione spontanea di Sé.

Sfrutta la settimana per creare un percorso, un processo personale che evolve cambiando giorno per giorno e, quando arriverai al quarto giorno, avrai un resoconto/documento/segno delle tue prove, delle tue scoperte e dei cambiamenti effettuati. Potrai creare percorsi e scambi alternativi con i luoghi che sceglierai e con le persone che passeranno di là.

Il progetto si puo’ sviluppare in due opzioni, ossia in quattro giorni o due giorni.
Il tempo da dedicarci ogni singolo giorno è una decisione personale. Scegli tu l’ora,

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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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