"Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.", James Russell Lowell


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Creative Hotchpotch


The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery—these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? Steven Johnson’s answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation, and traces them across time and disciplines.

Most Creative People in Business 2012

Annual celebration of business innovators who dare to think differently. They're the ones taking risks and discovering surprising new solutions to old problems. This year, they tell you exactly how they do what they do. Click on their names in the list below to find advice and read about their career milestones. Or for tips on a set of creative skills, browse the tool box to the right.


Creativity is not inspired by the pressure of time, but by the freedom, playfulness and the fun. This terrific video demonstrates how something extraordinary can be achieved, provided we have some more time.

Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

Creativity Research Infographic

Global creativity gap - universal concern that creativity is suffering at work and school... ...only 1 in 4 believe they are living up to their creative potential ...only 39% of global respondents described themselves as being creative ...59% of those surveyed feel that creativity is being stied by their education systems


The need to create a simple and educational tool that will help inspire people or motivate them to explore their creativity brought to the forefront. The “29 Ways To Stay Creative” infographic illustrates the creative process and methods to keep a person moving forward and motivated to keep doing more.

Richard St. John: Success is a continuous journey

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