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Rough Cut Creativity
The videos that I have created are part of a series of thoughts and musings about Business Creativity and Innovation which I call Rough Cut Creativity. They are not designed to be HD TV or production quality, simply recorded and uploaded on a whim. I hope that viewers find them useful.
ReThinking In A Post Coronavirus WorldI decided to launch my concept of ReThinking early. Here I explain a little but I am offering to help individuals, businesses and other organisations with up to an hour in a conference call plus unlimited email afterwards - all absolutely free. This is my direct response to the pandemic which is currently sweeping the world.
The Fastest Coffin In Mexico CityThis is a story about the ingenuity shown by a taxi driver in Mexico City and one or two lessons that we can learn from him.
Sometimes It Is Too Late To ChangeHere I use the metaphor of deadly bacteria in seawater turning the Mediterranean Sea toxic. How long do you have to react? The results may surprise you.
Creating 10,000 Ideas In A HurryHere I outline a method that could create 10,000 ideas very quickly if you could automate the process. However, with just a few friends and pen and paper you could still create an awful lot. They might act as springboards rather than be well formed ideas but they will be good!
Why I Got Excited By A New NotebookWhen you have a great idea do you forget it? Here is a reminder to keep something handy to record ideas plus a couple of tips.
Using Distraction As A Business ToolPeople used to think we had a left brain and a right brain, one of which was creative, and one which was not. This is not true but we do have creative and logical functions distributed around our brain. How can we use them to our advantage?
A Useful Twist On BrainstormingHow many of you have tried (or been forced to try) Brainstorming? And has it worked? The chances are it has not or at least not worked very well for a number of reasons. Here is a better version that can generate more ideas and actually harnesses the thoughts of negative people!!
Do You Have A Missing Sock?This video explores our attitude to problems. Do we try something different or do we do the same thing that we did last time and expect different results?
Why Measuring Is Bad For InnovationThe fact that we introduce an extra overhead is bad enough but the way we measure and manage performance is bad for Innovation in so many ways.
Why Brainstorming Does Not WorkAn attention grabbing title for a short video that explains why brainstorming does not work a lot of the time. This is mainly due to the way we try to use the technique and not the actual technique itself. Selecting the right technique is key if you wish to solve problems creatively.