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Top Retweets for July 2011

Posted by Creative Realities on August 5, 2011

Bon Friday to our favorite blog readers!

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Topics: Chris Dolan, Clay Maxwell, Ideas, Amanda Hines, David Culton, Twitter, Innovation

Top Retweets for May 2011

Posted by Creative Realities on June 9, 2011


Here are Creative Realities' Top Retweets for May 2011*:

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Topics: Chris Dolan, creativity, Clay Maxwell, Amanda Hines, David Culton, Twitter, Innovation, brainstorming

Top 10 Innovation Tweets from April 2011

Posted by Creative Realities on May 18, 2011

In case you missed them, here are our picks for the Top 10 Tweets for the month of April (a slight twist on Top 10 Retweets, but isn't that what innovation is about, change?)

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Topics: Chris Dolan, Clay Maxwell, Ideas, Amanda Hines, David Culton, Twitter, Innovation

Excursions - A Mental Flight of Fancy

Posted by Creative Realities on May 3, 2011

During a brainstorming session, we have a technique to help the group generate fresh, novel ideas, which we call an excursion. It is a deliberate step away from the task to help gain a fresh perspective, like “sleeping on the problem.” [See Chris Dolan’s post on Relaxed Concentration here] An excursion is flexible; it can be run at several points during a creative problem-solving session, but is particularly powerful at the Wishing, Ways & Means, and Overcoming How-Tos steps in the process.

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Topics: Amanda Hines, Absurdity, Innovation, creative problem solving

2011 TED Prize Winner: JR

Posted by Creative Realities on April 14, 2011

I was recently browsing a friend's Web site and came across a video he posted, highlighting the awe-inspiring work of this year's TED prize winner: JR.

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Topics: creativity, Ideas, Amanda Hines, visual, TED, Innovation

So Many Ways to Say...

Posted by Creative Realities on April 7, 2011

Yesterday, Chris showed me a fun tool on the Web called Wordle, "a toy for generating 'word clouds' from text that you provide."

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Topics: Design, creativity, Amanda Hines, Wordle, Innovation

Innovation Ad-Libs

Posted by Creative Realities on April 4, 2011

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Topics: creativity, Ideas, Amanda Hines, divergent thinking, DIY, Innovation

Happy April Fools' Day

Posted by Creative Realities on April 1, 2011

Here's a quote we would like to share with you on this one day of the year when we are all allowed to have some fun and be a little "foolish:"

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Topics: Chris Dolan, Clay Maxwell, Jay Terwilliger, Amanda Hines, David Culton, Absurdity, Tamara Wickramasinghe, April Fools', Innovation

Buyer Beware: In Innovation, One Size Does Not Fit All

Posted by Creative Realities on March 23, 2011

Mashable came out with an article yesterday titled, "Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid on your Company Blog", and listed Making it All About You as number two . So naturally after seeing this I second guessed myself on whether or not I should post the following video of Clay Maxwell, a Business Innovationist and frequent contributor to this blog, illustrating why Creative Realities is not your average consulting firm. However, in thinking about the video and its message, I do believe that at its core it's less about us as a company tooting our own horn and more about what you as the audience can take away from watching and learning from it.

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Topics: Clay Maxwell, Amanda Hines, Innovation, Collaboration, Management

An UnBirthday Tribute

Posted by Creative Realities on March 10, 2011

Today is Shel Silverstein's unbirthday and to celebrate I am dedicating today's post to him.

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Topics: Amanda Hines, WildCards, creative thinking, Collaboration, brainstorming