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If you were an alien with a Twitter account, you would think earth is Heaven, and the life on our little planet is as easy as If you want X, do Y.

Fifty Shades of Failure

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Once upon a time everybody wanted to succeed. Failure was not an option. Except that it was. So, at some point, someone came with the innovative idea that failure is an inherent part of the creative process. Everyone was relieved because it is a well-known scientific fact that failure is the default outcome of any activity and you must invest energy to prevent it. When failure became an acceptable result, everything seemed to be a bit easier.

The ‘I’ in Team’s Creativity

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You know the saying “There’s no I in Team”? It is one of these generic statements that are being pulled in situations where a real answer that addresses the situation is hard to craft. It also has a nice ring to it and when combined with the fact there is really no ‘I’ in the word “team”, you have a killer slogan you can use for lack of anything better to say.

Future-Ready Education

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It seemed like the reasonable thing to do at first: introducing more technology in schools. It was also pretty cool. A dedicated classroom equipped with personal computers was a natural decision — we want our children to be ready for the future, don’t we? Next came the iPads, or Chromebooks, or regular laptops. And along with them new initiatives promoting Ed-Tech showed up by Apple, and Google, and Microsoft. Schools don’t have plenty of resources, so they appreciate any help. And when it comes with the coolness factor, it’s even better.

Against the Stream

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Most organizations in the world aim to be innovative. Without a doubt, they demand their employees to be creative. At least so they say. Many of these organizations, however, fail to provide their employees the right settings for creativity and innovation to flourish.

The Element of Surprise (or the Next-Gen Kindle)

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If you follow the seempli Daily Creative Challenge, chances are you came across The Next Kindle challenge. Based on the Next-Gen Prism we defined the following challenge: think of an upgrade or a redesign of the Kindle. As inspiration, we picked a random seempli Seed, and this is what we got:

Make Innovation a FACT

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Here are a few statements I find myself saying (or repeating) on a regular basis: In your organization, anyone can be creative. Creativity is not just for “creative” professions Innovation can come from anywhere in your organization — not only from R&D Innovation should run in the organization’s bloodstream.

The Open Creativity Platform

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Let’s start with the big news first, and then go into the why and how. Ready? Starting today the entire seempli Platform is open to the public for personal use. Anyone in the world can now access thousands of fun open-ended creative challenges, creative-block smashers, and ideation triggers. No sign up required. No commitment. No ads.

Imagination On Hold

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If you have kids or if you are working with kids, chances are you intuitively know what Dr. George Land found in his research: we are all born creative. Imagination is not merely an ability we all have. As young children, imagination is an essential part of our lives. Imagination, combined with observation, is how we learn about the world, how we learn about ourselves, and the force that drives us forward. Most of us intuitively feel that as we grow up, imagination takes a smaller part in our daily routine. The research done by Dr. Land shows that while 98% of 5-year olds are creative, only 2%(!) of adults are. In the same spirit, most of the people I meet claim with complete confidence that they are “just not the creative type.” Does our imagination just fade away when we grow up? Is our creativity designed to start with a bang and quickly decline? And how come some people remain imaginative and creative in everything they do. A few days ago I chatted with a Dr. Gillian Judson who is working on bringing back imagination to the front of the education system. She claimed imagination does not fade away … Read More

My Creativity-Enabling Toolbox

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If you are a regular reader of the seempli blog, you already know that many of my posts are about how each and every one of us can develop and ignite their creativity. seempli — the creativity platform — is designed to help you master and apply your creativity on a daily basis. But today I would like to highlight other tools I am personally using. They might not be the first tools that you think of when considering creativity tools. But for me, they are real creativity-enablers. Whether you will use these tools or similar ones, there’s an essential takeoff from this list: creativity starts in your head, but there are tools that can help you clear the way to an even higher level of creative results.