Making Brainstorming Work

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One of the most important skill that businesses need to develop is their ability to continuously innovate and stay ahead of their competition. One of the meta skills that organisations will need to develop if they are to flex their innovation muscle is the ability to do great brainstorming sessions. Earlier in the day, I stumbled onto the below video in which Bill Burnett talks about practices that can help you make your next brainstorming session highly productive. Before, I share my views on this topic, pls take a few minutes to actually watch the video below. Top Reasons why brainstorming sessions fail: […]

Jeffrey Baumgartner

PBTO10: Creativity, Innovation & Anti-Conventional Thinking

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/10_PBTO10__Creativity_Innovation__Anti-Conventional_Theory.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSSWho is Jeffrey? In this episode, we host Jeffrey Baumgartner. He is an entrepreneur, artist, teacher, author and an innovation consultant and not  your typical Innovation consultant. He is the author of the book, “The Way of the Innovation Master” & “The Insane Journey” He is also the creator of a new & effective creative thinking methodology called “Anti-Conventional Thinking” as an alternative to traditional brainstorming methods. He also runs the Report 103, which is one of the longest running eJournal or blog on creativity and innovation […]

The Seven Core Tenets of Anticonventional Thinking

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The Seven Core Tenets of Anticonventional Thinking. This makes a very interesting read. Most of the tenets of ACT (anti-conventional thinking) goes against traditional brainstorming or idea generation processes. I guess that is why it is called Anti-conventional. Though I agree with most of what is being subscribed, I have to say that this is very difficult process to use in a traditional organization. This needs highly creative and self-assured people, who can take criticism,  build on ideas (thiers and others), and trust each other a lot! If any of the above are not present, this could be a recepie […]