How can a tape measure inspire insight & a fresh perspective?

It smelled like a pungent, loamy forest encased in a single, mysterious room. To this day I remember the smell of sawdust in that forbidden room of my childhood memories.   My dad was a master hobby woodworker – he had a magical room chock a block full of electric saws, nails & screws in […]

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How to get people to stop peeing on your walls…

What do you do if you’re sick & tired of having drunks pee on your house wall after the bars  have let out? Check out this uber creative response.  Talk about thinking outside the proverbial box or in this case, paint can.

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Disappearing desks? Now that’s a commitment to wellness

Does your company stress the importance of wellness (pun intended)?  Does it put its money, errr desks where its yoga matts are? Take a look.  That’s some serious commitment to wellness (& to community development with allowing groups to use the space for free).

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I wish you a return to yourself (with a little help from a Beagle)

Tonight marks the departure of family from Vancouver who’ve been visiting us in Nairobi for almost 5 weeks.  We’ve seen a huge male lion defending his recent kill against howling hyenas & the all elusive leopard.  We almost hooked an aged, injured hippo while fishing & we’ve shared more great meals than I have fingers […]

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3 Beyoncé Songs That Sound Totally Different When Spoken

This is delicious & delightful.  I first say it on Upworthy. Beyonce has declared herself a feminist, which some people totally love and some people don’t understand — often because they can’t see past the fact that she totally owns her sexuality on stage. So let’s take away the fantastic glittery skin-tight costumes, sexy body, […]

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The intersection between creativity, human behaviour & effecting change – via Terry O’Reilly

I adore the CBC podcast by Terry O’Reilly called ‘under the influence.‘  It’s technically about marketing but really it’s about the intersections between creativity, human behaviour & effecting change. Here’s a fantastic example. In Israel, radio stations got together with the Israel Cancer Association and did something highly creative. 8am is the highest peak of […]

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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently (via Huffington Post)

Love this post from Huffington Post.  Here it is, edited for brevity.  Read the entire article here.  Here are 18 things highly creative people do differently.  How many do you do? 1. They daydream. Creative types know, despite what their third-grade teachers may have said, that daydreaming is anything but a waste of time.   […]

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One incredibly cool & creative recruitment method

There is a music school in Frankfurt, Germany called the University of Hannover Academy of Music. It is an elite school for musicians. Hannover wanted to recruit specific people: Those with “perfect pitch.” If you have perfect pitch, it means you can identify a specific musical note without any other external assistance or context. If […]

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Enjoy these amazingly creative ads.

Enjoy these amazingly creative ads.  Think about their use of humour, turning ordinary objects inside out, grabbing your attention … Think about how they turn the ordinary into something unusual (french fries as wifi anyone?). Think about their use of humour & anticipation (what would happen if the hedgehog moved forward or back?). Think about […]

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What is the question to this answer? Helen Keller

I LOVE this exercise.  Talk about a tool to increase creativity, critical thinking & more. It could be used as an exercise to warm up for a workshop – e.g. a workshop on culture could simply be introduced by the word ‘culture’. It could be used as an informal assessment for a core concept, to […]

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