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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

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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Making Things Makes You Feel Better
By January 6, 2013 Read More →

Making Things Makes You Feel Better

Making things is the secret to a happier, more fulfilled life.

Creativity and Tinkering
By December 31, 2012 Read More →

Creativity and Tinkering

Sometimes life presents you with fortunate coincidences. Just hours after posting Creativity Without Creating, I came across “The Tinkerers”: How corporations kill creativity” at Salon.com. It’s an excerpt from Alec Foege’s latest book, “The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors who Make America Great.” Foege sees tinkering, which to some suggests “individuals who are somehow aimless, […]

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Creativity Without Creating
By December 31, 2012 Read More →

Creativity Without Creating

When our shoot broke for lunch, the agency creatives went out to eat with Erin. Erin was our main client, a senior marketing manager at American Express.  Tall, blonde and not at all unattractive, Erin nonetheless projected the hard-edged unhappiness one often finds among executives in the world of corporate communications. None of us cared […]

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Does it have to be wacky to be creative?
By January 18, 2012 Read More →

Does it have to be wacky to be creative?

A client of mine recently visited our website and told me he was disappointed. Although he was thrilled with what he learned at our Make a Mess™ creativity seminar and workshop, he questioned whether our site was “creative enough.” Maybe he was expecting something louder or more colorful or, let’s say, wackier. I’m not surprised, for […]

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