Author Archive: David Intrator

David Intrator is a creative and strategic consultant with over 25 years experience both in the U.S. and abroad. As an award-winning writer and filmmaker, he offers practical, real-world insights into the challenges facing any organization that wishes to be more creative in its thinking and its actions. He is based in New York City and was educated at Harvard University.

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Are you dumb enough to be creative?
By December 7, 2015 Read More →

Are you dumb enough to be creative?

In my seminars and workshops on creative problem solving, I spend a lot of time emphasizing the value of being an idiot. Because in the all-important opening phase of the creative process, which I call “making a mess,” stupidity is your greatest asset. This is not the time for clarity, precision or cleverness. Rather it’s the time […]

Creativity and Economic Survival I Do humans still matter?
By December 5, 2015 Read More →

Creativity and Economic Survival I Do humans still matter?

Your economic survival is threatened by machines and outsourcing. This was explored to considerable extent in Daniel Pink’s brilliant book, A Whole New Mind. Pink notes what is becoming increasingly obvious: many jobs formerly done by Americans can now be done cheaper and faster by machines or labor outsourced overseas to low-wage workers. Simply put, […]

Creating A Company Vision
By December 4, 2015 Read More →

Creating A Company Vision

Everyone seems to agree that for an organization to succeed, you need to have a company vision. A vision is the source, we’re told, from which all strategies and actions flow, the foundation upon which everything else is built. Sounds logical. But it raises some thorny questions. “Company Vision” is a problematic term What exactly do we […]

Creativity Is Craft

Creativity Is Craft

Creativity is not about divine inspiration, but about craft.

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Edward DeBono’s Weird<br>Lifeless Talk On Creativity
By June 5, 2013 Read More →

Edward DeBono’s Weird
Lifeless Talk On Creativity

Edward DeBono discusses creativity in a way that is so lifeless, you wonder if he’s ever had any real experience with creative activity at all.

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Milton Glaser On Creativity

Milton Glaser On Creativity

Legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser discusses creativity.  Most important about this brief talk is the emphasis Glaser places on making things:  “The act itself is the path to discovery.” This is the first of a three-part series.    

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