Can you find the alien?

Article about the adult need to always be in control, and how this plays out in business. Most firms want innovation to be conventional (manageable and controllable), and that doesn’t make sense. Innovation, by definition, will be unconventional (just because it’s new) and that means managers will also have to be capable of unconventional management.

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Teaching Innovation

Important article for education. People today are not more creative than their parents or ancestors were. What has changed is the need for creative thinking, especially in the business world. Firms need people who can think innovatively, but the supply hasn’t kept up with the demand. Precious few working adults are creative. This article explores what’s wrong with innovation teaching and training today and details what needs to be done.

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To be more creative, stop making assumptions

Highly creative people make less assumptions than normal people do. Everyone makes assumptions. They help us live, and thrive in today’s fast paced world. Assumptions are okay, except when you need to be creative. Then, they’re a huge handicap. This article poses a series to problems to see if you’re prone to making assumptions.

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