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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A New Kind Of Corporate Training

A New Kind Of Corporate Training

In a world of constant change, ongoing corporate training becomes essential to corporate success. It’s critical to the success of the individual as well as the organization. And key to contemporary corporate training is education in skills like creativity, storytelling and critical thinking. The Creative Organization helps people at all levels of an organization acquire and improve those […]

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Communication Skills Are Key To 21st Century Success

Communication Skills Are Key To 21st Century Success

Communication skills are crucial to your success in our new digital world. For one, we’re collaborating more than ever. Ideas, information and feelings need to be accurately exchanged. Moreover, we’re all broadcasters now. Each of a us a brand, telling our story. And we’ve got a dizzying number of platforms through which to communicate. On top of that, […]

Posted in: storytelling
Laying The Ground For Creative Inspiration
By March 29, 2016 Read More →

Laying The Ground For Creative Inspiration

One of the persistent misunderstandings about creative inspiration is that it is a passive experience. We wait for inspiration to strike, so goes the myth, and when it does we go about furiously documenting it in our novel, painting or whatever it is we’re hoping to create. The fact of the matter is that creative […]

Posted in: creativity
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 […]