Creativity and Innovation

Creativity Innovate 150x150 Creativity and Innovation Creativity is the process of bringing into reality what was not in existence before, or reimagining what has already been created in a totally different way. It’s our curiosity and desire to create the good life that allow us to explore our creative selves as we interact with the world around us. Here are some great articles on the topic of Creativity and Innovation:

Why You Can’t Buy Creativity :: Tips :: 99U
What motivates us to invent incredible products, create great art, and build revolutionary companies? Clue: The answer isn’t money. From a conventional management perspective, it probably sounds like common sense. But to anyone who understands the nature of creativity and what motivates creative people, it’s a recipe for disaster

Privatizing creativity: the ruse of creative capitalism | Art Threat
The new hype about creativity. Who can hate creativity? Who would want less of it? No one, obviously. But something profound has happened to the idea of creative expression in the past 20-30 years that should give us pause. It’s not just business that has embraced creativity as key to survival in the brave new world. These days whole governments have fallen in love with creativity as a means towards economic growth and social prosperity

Visual Mapping: Why Creativity is the new Economy
Recently, with my colleague Philippe Rouffiac, we decided to launch Conectivitiz because we were convinced that Creativity and Innovation are crucial for the creation of wealth, especially in our current economic crisis. In his talk to the RSA, Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class discusses why “Creativity is the New Economy”

Hacking Creativity | The Creativity Post
One of the stranger articles Inc. magazine ever ran was a 2002 piece about the neuroscience of innovation. Actually, it wasn’t really about innovation as much as where and how innovators get their ideas. Only it wasn’t that either. It was really about what kind of peculiar mind-hacks top innovators use to come up with their ideas

What is Creativity? – Creativity at Work
What is creativity in business? Can creativity be learned? What is the difference between creativity and innovation. Corporate Creativity is characterized by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Generating fresh solutions to problems, and the ability to create new products, processes or services for a changing market, are part of the intellectual capital that give a company its competitive edge

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