Creativity Information


Creativity Information

Find the Artist Within


Can anyone be an artist? People admiring my work often say, "I could never do that!" I say, "Yes, you can!" Eight years ago, during a very difficult time in my career in finance (Downsizings, layoffs - let's not talk about it, OK?), my company sent me to a development workshop for female executives. I came out of a particularly thought-provoking discussion group and penned the following very prophetic free verse.

Why Do We Need Creativity?


Creativity is central to the management of our individual lives, but in modern times few people are able to access this as a resource. Alan Watts writes in The Wisdom of Insecurity:"We have allowed brain thinking to develop and dominate our lives out of all proportion to 'instinctual wisdom'; which we are allowing to slump into atrophy.

7 Techniques to Supercharge your Creativity and Solve your Problems


Do you ever encounter problems, challenges or obstacles in your business? If you answered 'no,' then you can stop reading and continue to rake in the fortune you must be making. For the rest of us, the answer of course is 'yes.

Telling It Like It Is (Or Can Be)


When you hear, "tell me a story," does your mind suddenly go blank? Don't panic. The good news is, you're already a natural storyteller! Surprised? You shouldn't be.

12 Ways To Boost Your Creativity At Work


As workplaces continue to rightsize and downsize, we all find ourselves doing more with less. How do we stay ahead of the workload while staying sane? The key is to put your creativity to work for you so you can do more with less and shine like never before.

Unlock Your Creative Secret Weapon


It seems like this week a ton of people have been asking me how they can become more creative. I even had one client jokingly accuse me of being in cahoots with the Devil in trade for my creativity.

20 Ways to Keep Your Writing Inspiration and Creativity High


When stressed or blocked it is wise to make a change so thatwe don't stay in that place. Yet, many times we forget someof the simple things that we can do for ourselves, quicklyand easily to bring our inspiration back and increase ourcreativity.

Break An Egg For Creativity


In 1420, the dignitaries of Florence held a competition.They offered the enormous prize of 200 gold florins to the architect whose genius could span the unfinished dome of the Florence Cathedral.

Top Ten Ways To Jump-Start Your Creativity


1 - Take A Tour of the Great Outdoors Consider a hike in the mountains, a stroll beside the river, a run along the beach, a jog through the park or a walk around the city.2 - Soak Up Your Surroundings like a New Sponge Open your mind to the unknown and grasp the little details often overlooked in every day life.

Creativity And You


95 percent of what we know about the brain, we have learned in the last 20 years. So, your beliefs about creativity were probably shaped by faulty information.

Riches Through Creative Thinking!


When solving problems after you have exhausted the normal means of coming up with the solution, think in terms of unorthodox methods. Vary your thinking and try to solve the problems by creating something completely new and irrelevant.

3 Clever Creative Strategies!


I've got a confession to make..

Rejuvenate & Re-Fuel Your Inner Drive


I believe that as solo-entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives we all need a pat on the back. Give yourself commendation.

How To Increase Creativity... Set Deadlines!


Deadlines are something all of us face from time to time. We face deadlines whenever we set even a small goal and commit to accomplish it.

Three Ways Journaling Can Boost Your Creativity and Your Business


I have a friend who has struggled with her creativity for a long time. She's extremely uncomfortable thinking of herself as "creative.

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How To Reclaim Your Attention And Creativity At The Office Amid Digital Distractions  Forbes

Our head of social media had unplugged. While she was on a 10-day vipassana retreat embracing total silence with no phone, we at the office were looking ...


Creativity: A question of impulsiveness: Economists have conducted research into how to best allocate time between creative and routine tasks  Science Daily

How can employees' working time be organized so as to enable them to perform in the best possible way when completing both creative and routine tasks?


Can AI Crack The Code For Creativity?  Forbes

For Oxford mathematician Marcus Du Sautoy, creativity is a mystery that AI could help unlock, leading humans to new heights of invention and innovation.


Creativity, community on display in Fiesta Days Parade  TheReporter.Com

Ask someone from Vacaville to describe the city, and one common refrain will be “It's not a small town, but it still has that small-town feel.” Nowhere is this more ...


Robert Marks on Evolution and Creativity  Discovery Institute

I was explaining to one of our kids the other day a paradox about what our minds do. On the one hand, unwelcome thoughts or wishes come to us unbidden and ...


Is creativity the key to happiness? See what crafts and hobbies could do for you  TODAY

Author Ingrid Fetell Lee reveals how channeling your creativity can lead to fewer worries and more joy.


There are two peaks of creativity in a lifetime, study finds  Big Think

There are two peaks to creativity: one in our mid-twenties and another 30 years later. Conceptual innovators set out with explicit goals that they carefully execute, ...


Greg Weaver: The promise of poetry to boost Indiana's creativity  Indianapolis Business Journal

Think outside the box. Push the envelope. Be cutting-edge. All these overused phrases call for creativity in community affairs, business and elsewhere. But how ...


Teaching Innovation And Creativity In Japan: Is 'Spinach' The Problem?  Forbes

The Japanese government wants schools to spark more creativity and innovation. But could there be some unspoken cultural barriers to this transition?


This is when creativity can take a psychopathic turn  Ladders

This new study on the subject proposes the following plainly: "Threats lead to more malevolent creativity and less creativity in threat-irrelevant domains."


Organic creativity | Multimedia  Aspen Daily News

Steffe Gatton adds creative flair to a community mural during the first pick-up of the season at the Harvest Party on the organic produce farm at the Emma ...


Why Leaving The Familiar And Embracing Ambiguity Is Good For Your Creativity  Forbes

Consistently drawing within the lines and staying with the “tried and true” is often the least safe choice for those who want to grow their business. A better bet is ...


Seven Ways to Re-Engage Your Creativity And Accelerate Your Career  Forbes

Today, most people still believe that people are just born creative and others are not and that's just the way it is. However, our creativity is not simply inherited, ...


Why You Can't Choose Between Creativity And Data  Forbes

In a world where consulting firms are buying creative agencies, it's obvious how important creativity is for company branding. So how can businesses balance ...


Machines Will Beat Humans In Creativity, We Cannot Win  Forbes

Computer programs are able to take material far beyond the capacities of the human brain. The use of AI is exponential, continuing to win against humans in the ...


Prime yourself for creativity: Don't wait for inspiration, embrace being stuck  Big Think

Alan Lightman, physicist and author of Einstein's Dreams, examined 30 great scientific discoveries of the 20th century. Here he explores the habits of mind that ...


Noah Webster Library Encourages Creativity With Art Cart  Hartford Courant

The Noah Webster Library, in West Hartford, encourages creativity in children with its weekly art cart session. The art cart is rolled out into one of the library's ...


Listening to music may interfere with creativity - Harvard Health  Harvard Health

Listening to music can be relaxing, but it may interfere with your ability to create, suggests a study published online Feb. 2, 2019, by Applied Cognitive ...


The two types of creativity peak at very different ages  Quartz

Young and old alike can rejoice in a new finding by researchers at Ohio State University and the University of Chicago. There is hope for us all when it comes to ...


Imbibe, interpret, inspire: how these artworks at Gallery G showcase diversity in creativity  YourStory

In Part I of our photo essay on exhibitions at Gallery G in Bengaluru, we feature a wide range of styles, themes, techniques and messages of the artists. Creativity ...


Architect-turned-artist enjoys creativity | News  Times Virginian

His art is currently on display at the Central Virginia Community College in Appomattox. If one stopped for a spell to take a gander at it, one may not realize.


Creativity can jump or slump during middle childhood, a Stanford study shows  Scope

A new Stanford neuroscience study reveals that creativity can slump or bump between ages 8 and 10, depending on the individual.


The Importance of Exercising Your Creativity  Fstoppers

Creativity comes in many forms, but something that all disciplines have in common is that you need to practice — not just your technical skill, but the act of ...


The 13 Best Diagrams To Unleash Your Teams' Creativity Through Design Thinking  Forbes

Unlocking employees' creative potential has long been recognized as a key component of management. Creativity is the bases for innovation and innovation is ...


Creativity is not just for the young, study finds  Phys.org

If you believe that great scientists are most creative when they're young, you are missing part of the story.


3 Ways To Develop Creativity, According To Broadway, Music And Movie Moguls  Forbes

Whatever your job may be, you need creativity to do it, according to this LinkedIn study which identified creativity as the top soft skill to build this year. These tips ...


Social threat unlocks the dark side of creativity, study finds  PsyPost

People exhibit more malevolent creativity after facing a social threat, according to new research in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. "We all ...


Creativity and Mothers  Psychology Today

Motherhood may delay some Big C creative accomplishments for creative females, but the the overall creativity that mothers provide is powerfully beneficial to ...


Want To Stifle Your Team's Creativity? Do These Things  Forbes

Teresa Amabile discusses the roots of creativity, how to achieve more of it, and combining it with artificial intelligence.


'Creativity peaks in your 20s and 50s'  BBC News

If you've ever wondered why your mind is a hotspot for new ideas in your 20s, it could be that you're experiencing the first of two creative peaks. New research ...


Tim Harford: How Can "Slow Motion Multitasking" Boost Our Creativity?  NPR

What if multitasking is a key to creativity, rather than a bad habit? Tim Harford explains how great minds like Darwin and Einstein multitasked for decades to ...


Adam Savage made a toolbox for creativity — with his brain  KUOW News and Information

If you've watched the Discovery Channel series Mythbusters, you know who Adam Savage is. For the uninitiated, he's a special effects designer and fabricator ...


What Is Creativity?  Artsy

Even as scientists track what occurs in our brains when we arrive at a creative breakthrough, the concept of creativity remains difficult to define.


5 ways to create spaces that unlock creativity & encourage collaboration  eSchool News

5 ways you can create spaces that unlock creativity in students and teachers, encourage collaboration, and foster project-based learning.


A season of creativity in the city’s galleries  Vancouver Sun

Sara Khan's watercolours evoke a realm where personal memories mix with exotic plants and unusual characters in fields of pattern and colour. In the exhibit ...


Four scientists make creativity a key to communicating their research  Yale Climate Connections

Cartoons and imaginative use of video, art, and graphics help get their message across.


D&AD chief's top picks for the best creativity in 2019  CampaignLive

Thursday is one of the most important nights in the creative industry's calendar, when D&AD will award the best advertising, design and digital work. Ahead of ...


Is Being Creative the Key to Romantic Passion?  Psychology Today

Is there a link between creativity and romantic passion? New research suggests that the answer is yes.


The Psychology of Creativity  ZME Science

In the past, scientists thought that creativity came solely from the right hemisphere of the brain, but more recent discoveries have shown that many neural ...


Helen Marriage: How Can Large-Scale Performance Art Inspire Wonder And Creativity?  NPR

In 2006, Helen Marriage convinced London officials to let a 40-foot elephant puppet parade through the streets. The result? Four magical days that sparked the ...


Five Ways To Boost Your Creativity During Ideation  Forbes

Ideation is an iterative process that happens over time as you consider new ideas and experience new ones. It won't happen overnight, but these five techniques ...


Creativity can result from impulsiveness  Deccan Chronicle

Washington: Exploring the answer to how employees' time can be organised to enable them to perform best when it comes to both creative and routine tasks, ...


AC In The AM: Creativity Could Hold Key To Pass Rush  MiamiDolphins

While the most asked question this offseason by far centers on the competition at quarterback, and justifiably so, the next question I invariably hear regarding the ...


The News Director’s Office: Creativity and Digging Deeper with Kareen Wynter  KTLA Los Angeles

In this episode of the podcast, KTLA reporter Kareen Wynter talks about how she stays creative out in the field. Kareen also gives an inside perspective on what ...


Use these three simple tricks to awaken and improve your creativity  DIYphotography

We all get stuck in a creative rut from time to time, and it's perfectly normal. But if you want to push yourself out of it, there surely are tricks to do it starting today.


Want To Know How To Educate Kids For Innovation And Creativity? Me Too!  Forbes

Japan and S. Korea say their schools are figuring that out. Join me on my research trip as I talk to experts, policymakers, teachers, parents, and students to ...


3 Steps For Jump-Starting Creativity  mindbodygreen.com

We all have times when we lose our creative spark—or at least think we did. Austin Kleon shares three tips for jump-starting creativity when you feel like nothing ...


Invoking Creativity in Marketing Strategies Pushes Industrywide Change  Adweek

It forces others to approach obstacles in new ways.


Oakland Art Library shares creativity by letting patrons take works home  San Francisco Chronicle

Jaque Sanchez (right) and Emily Khoury look at paintings from inmates at San Quentin State Prison at the opening of the Oakland Art Library. Photo: Paul ...


This AI-generated musak shows us the limit of artificial creativity  MIT Technology Review

A powerful AI algorithm can dream up music that echoes Bach or the Beatles, but it isn't real creativity.


PODCAST || George Gilder: The Creativity of Capitalism And The Post-Google Era  Forbes

George Gilder, technologist and economist, on how the coming cryptocosm will upend the internet as we currently know it.


White Dress To Work Of Art: Teacher Brings Creativity To Classrooms World-Wide  KFSM 5Newsonline

OKLAHOMA CITY (KTHV)— It was Haley Curfman's first day of school. Like many students, she was in a rush trying to get everything ready before heading out ...


Wesleyan awards ‘19 Hamilton Prize for Creativity to Pennsylvania student  Middletown Press

MIDDLETOWN — Wesleyan University has awarded its prestigious Hamilton Prize for Creativity to three students whose creative written works best reflect the ...


Tim Cook Just Revealed Steve Jobs Convinced Him to Join Near-Bankrupt Apple With 1 Powerful Thought  Inc.

The current Apple CEO revealed his "origin story" during a recent commencement speech.


How 'WeTransfer' Brings Purpose And Creativity To Life By Asking People To Please Leave  Forbes

WeTransfer is a powerful example of a brand dedicated to its stakeholders, communities and social good.


Is procrastination friend or foe to health and creativity?  Medical News Today

In this Spotlight feature, we explore the reasons behind procrastination, look at its effects on health, and ask whether procrastination has any benefits.


Goodman: Indigenous Artists Mix Creativity And Activism At Annual Show  KRWG

Commentary: We enjoyed related events last weekend, all organized by our friend Saba, a Diné (Navajo) artist. At NMSU's Kent Hall, Pictograff: the Art of.


Creativity has nothing to do with money  Basic Income News

Creativity has nothing to do with money. That might sound strange, in a world where some artists get rich beyond recognition, and thousands go by ...


Kelsey Jones on Creativity, Living on Hope & Hustle, and Launching a Successful Business [PODCAST]  Search Engine Journal

Kelsey Jones talks about her 12-year journey as an SEO pro, the good times and the bad, and what she's learned along the way.


Creativity and the Art in Space Contest: A Conversation with OK Go's Damian Kulash  Space.com

Damian Kulash, the lead singer and guitarist from the band OK Go, spoke with Space.com about creativity, flying in microgravity and how punk rock inspired the ...


Wesleyan announces three winners of the 2019 Hamilton Prize for Creativity  Hartford Courant

Three incoming Wesleyan University freshmen learned Wednesday that they had won the Hamilton prize for creativity, an award that honors creative works that ...


RPA’s Study on Gen Z and Creativity Yields Key Takeaways for Marketers  Adweek

Contrary to popular belief, shooting 35mm photos and creating a paper magazine aren't relics of the past, according to a young artist named Finley. “I like being ...


Confluence of Creativity Coming to the MDHC  The Roundup

Local artists Trish Stevenson and Afton Ray have gathered a treasure trove of local and regional artists to the "Confluence of Creativity" at the MonDak Heritage ...


Annual Capstone Design Conference showcases student creativity and innovation  Penn State News

Penn State Harrisburg's School of Science, Engineering, and Technology held its annual Capstone Design Conference on May 3. Senior engineering students ...


Local News, Creativity is key at Northside  Bonner County Daily Bee

SANDPOINT — The mission of Northside Elementary is to provide a warm family atmosphere where all children feel.


Blue Jays’ depleted outfield blurs line between creativity and desperation  Sportsnet.ca

TORONTO – The distinction between creativity and desperation blurs quickly amid the ongoing throes of a rebuild, muddied by the sometimes conflicting ...


Local author sparks creativity and critical thinking through school book tour  Del Mar Times

Author Chad Stewart is on a mission to improve the minds of young students.


Tapping Creativity And Culture To Address Sustainability Challenges  Forbes

As we are reminded by this week's alarming United Nations report on biodiversity loss, sustainability challenges pose an increasingly urgent threat. But we are ...


John Jay Students Shine At The 2019 Research and Creativity Expo  John Jay News

This year's ten-day Research and Creativity Expo allowed everyone in the John Jay community to be inspired by the inventive research projects conducted at ...


Opinion: Springfield creativity is 'what's in the box'  Springfield Business Journal

“What's in the box?” This famous line comes at the end of the film “Seven,” aka “Se7en,” starring Springfield native Brad Pitt, when his character discovers the ...


Wesleyan Awards 2019 Hamilton Prize for Creativity  Wesleyan Connection

Wesleyan has awarded its prestigious Hamilton Prize for Creativity to three students whose creative written works best reflect the originality, artistry, and ...


True AI creativity is coming and will reveal the minds of machines  New Scientist

Stories abound of machines that are writing, painting and making music. Are we about to enter the creative singularity, asks Marcus du Sautoy.


Creativity in Captivity: Photos of Resilience Inside the Camps  KCET

After Pearl Harbor, nearly 120000 people of Japanese descent were sent to relocation camps, bereft of their belongings and removed from their...


How a Local Jewellery Brand Entrepreneur Has Built a Business on Creativity  Entrepreneur

Tarryn Lichter has built a successful jewellery business, Misu Jewellery, by working closely with partners, building her business acumen and focusing on her ...


Arts Council invests in classroom creativity | News  ArtsProfessional

A successful pilot scheme bringing artists into Northern Ireland schools is being rolled out following positive feedback on the impact it had on young people's ...


4 Industry Trends That Are Guaranteed to Shake Up the Pharma Industry  Adweek

Cannes Lions Health was created to celebrate life-changing creativity. The expectation is clear, and the bar is decidedly higher than most other award shows.


Learn to Live Creatively, and You Can Power Past Obstacles  Muscular Dystrophy News

As I begin my second month as a columnist at Muscular Dystrophy News Today, I'm excited to be hearing from you about the columns. I'm on Twitter ...


'Creativity is a muscle. It must be worked out. It must be pushed.'  Music Business Worldwide

If you're going to sit with Neil Jacobson for any length of time, you better prepare your brain cells. The Geffen President doesn't just take a conversational thread ...


Add some fun and creativity to your child's summer break with camps at Minnetrista!  Hartford City News Times

Culinary Kids Camp—June 3–7; 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Order up! Treat your child to an exciting cooking camp this summer, where they will learn how to pick and create ...


'We're structured for creativity' - Consultancy firm Firehaus launches to offer brands a new outlook  The Drum

Bristol-based independent creativity consultancy firm, Firehaus has opened, with promises of offering *fresh* perspectives for brands, agencies and startups who ...


Sony's Shawn Layden Thinks Studio Diversity is Key to Creativity & Success  Twinfinite

At the Collision conference in Toronto, Sony Interactive Entertainment chairman Shawn Layden shared his experiences with start-ups & entrepreneurs.


If you think you missed out on creativity, there's still a chance later in life  Ladders

Research published focused on 31 Nobel Prize winners in Economics and found that those subjects reached two cycles of creativity in life.


Martha's Vineyard News | Creativity Blooms at Art of Flowers Show  The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

More than 100 Island artists have transformed the Francine Kelly Gallery at Featherstone into a virtual garden of botanical images for the Art of Flowers show.


Springsteen, Scorsese talk Catholicism, films and creativity  Fox News

LOS ANGELES – With a friendship going back to a fateful meeting at The Roxy in 1975, Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese shared the stage in Los ...


A couple's Rainier Beach garden is a place of creativity, vision and function  The Seattle Times

Sculptor Ron Klein and lifelong gardener Mary Fulnecky have cultivated a garden of charming collected details.


Producer Virgo At Work Is Presenting Structural Creativity of Lyrical and Rhythmic Arrangements  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - IssueWire) Florida City, May 25, 2019 ( Issuewire.com )-Music producer Virgo At Work is cultivating the obscurity of musical association with some of ...


To Come Up with Better Ideas, Practice Paying Attention  Harvard Business Review

We live in a world where virtually every business is an “ideas” business. Executives and entrepreneurs are desperate for insights that allow them to amaze ...


How Mindfulness Drives Better Design And Innovation  Forbes

How mindfulness can help us connect more deeply with ourselves and our stakeholders to create better design. Caitlin Krause shares her Mindful Design ...


Cory Booker Talks Gun Control, Big Tech And Creativity With NPR Politics Podcast  NPR

In an ongoing series the NPR Politics Podcast is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. This episode Scott Detrow and New ...


Local Hive, formerly Rice's Honey, receives creativity awards  Greeley Tribune

Local Hive, formerly Rice's Honey, recently announced this past March it was awarded eight creative awards, including the coveted “Best of Show,” by the ...


Unlocking creativity: DHS students create escape rooms in Ha...  The Dickinson Press

The lines from a video announcement created by Dickinson High School students tell participants what to expect in an escape room they created as part of a ...


Construction of Creativity + Innovation District Living Learning Community building underway  Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

Construction is underway for a $105-million dollar Virginia Tech Creativity + Innovation District Living Learning Community. The living learning community will ...


Etsy crafts creativity competition  Chain Store Age

Etsy is introducing a new global contest to reward a variety of crafters. The inaugural Etsy Design Awards is a competition open to Etsy sellers around the world, ...


3 Ways CEOs Can Make Space for Creativity-for Employees and Themselves  Education Week

The problem is that many schools and places of work zap our creativity by focusing on testing and results.


Artists gather to share their creativity  Davis Enterprise

More than 20 artists and supporters of the arts gathered May 16 for the bi-monthly Arts Alliance Davis meeting, this time at the city's Hunt-Boyer Mansion ...


Work Hard, But Creativity Matters  Above the Law

Real trial lawyers must be managers in that trial work is always collaborative. And I've written before that we vain lawyers like to think that we win cases with the ...


Alumni Scholarship Award Winner's Book Explores Courage, Empathy and Creativity  SVA Features

Over the next few weeks, SVA will be highlighting some of the many outstanding projects by its 2019 Alumni Scholarship Award winners. Today's featured works ...


Five Questions looks back on creativity  Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Five Questions looks back on the role that creativity plays in business.


Transforming creativity in the cloud | News  IBC365

Moving to the cloud can involve a “leap of faith” but increased flexibility and improved security have enabled new ways of collaborating and creating *content*.


For creativity's sake: how ad agencies can keep their creatives creative  The Drum

For reasons that are perfectly understandable, creatives in our business are asked to put the needs of the brief first. Building a raft when someone has asked for ...


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