The Creative Process

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Today, I came across two extremely creative ideas, that made me think about creativity and how do we get creative ideas. What follows is my take on how we become and stay creative. First, lets look at the creative ideas that inspired this post. Idea 1: Iftach Gazit’s Sous La Vie bags cook meals in the washing machine. Designer Iftach Gazit has created a paper bag which can cook food in a washing machine, alongside the clothes that are being washed as well. Gazit’s bags are made from waterproof Tyvek paper, which keeps the food soap-free. They have an inner sealed […]

Why We Behave Badly and What Can we Learn from that Behaviour

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Why We Behave Badly & What Can we learn from it by Mukesh Gupta Today, I did something bad. Something that I had decided to never do. Ever. Yet, I ended up doing exactly that same thing. What I did seriously undermines one of my most important tenant in my personal manifesto – to stay healthy – emotionally. What I did took a toll on me and even more so on the person on the other side. I immediately felt sorry after whatever I did. But, does that help? No. The damage was already done. I did apologise, because it’s […]

4 Simple Ways to Get Lucky

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4 Ways to Get Lucky by Mukesh Gupta In an experiment, social scientist Richard Wiseman, placed advertisements in national newspapers and magazines, asking for people who felt consistently lucky or unlucky to contact him. Over the years, 400 extraordinary men and women volunteered for his research from all walks of life: the youngest is an 18-year-old student, the oldest an 84-year-old retired accountant. He gave both lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to look through it and count the number of photographs  in the newspaper. On average, the unlucky people took about two minutes to count the photographs, whereas the […]

How to Overcome Barriers to Innovation In Your Organisation

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Premise: Every organisation wants to innovate and they all have people with enough ideas to fuel their innovation efforts, but somewhere these ideas get stifled and innovation ends up remaining an intent only. So, what is it that stops organisations to innovate and is there a way to systematically remove these barriers? Overcoming the Bias for Creativity: Dr Jennifer Mueller, in her book Creative Change has shown that we are inherently biased against creativity, as individuals and as organisations. She explains that when it comes to evaluating interesting & creative ideas, we can fall into one of two mindsets – […]