How many sides does a circle have & other creativity provoking statements inspired by the Maasai Mara

Zebra, wildebeests & elands (the largest of the antelopes) scatter as our tiny plane lands on the dirt runway. The air is heavy & loamy after the recent rains. The sky is a whorl of mauves & grays, which will soon darken to slate as the rain starts again. The safari vehicle that takes us to […]

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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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The Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is out: 6 free resources for Value Innovation via Blue Ocean Strategy

This month’s Rock.Paper.Scissors e-newsletter focuses on Value Innovation (e.g. how to create something valuable and innovative)  I learned from reading the book Blue Ocean Strategy.  Missed the article?  Check it out. (Not on my monthly e-newsletter mailing list?  Sign up for free here.) After a whirlwind trip to Vancouver, Washington &  New York I’m back in […]

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The Rock.Paper.Scissors newsletter is out: 7 stages of innovation

This month’s Rock.Paper.Scissors e-newsletter focuses on the 7 stages of innovation I learned from the Amani Institute’s Social Innovation Safari I participated in.  Missed the article?  Check it out here. (Not on my monthly e-newsletter mailing list?  Sign up for free here.) Are you clear on what you’re passionate about?  What you’re burning to resolve […]

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The biggest threat to your creativity (a la Danielle LaPorte)

I love this post from my good friend Danielle LaPorte.  So much that I’ve reposted it below.  It’s a great example of how your perspective can be refreshed, enhanced & rebooted through knowing & telling your own story. The biggest threat to your creativity… … is the fear that it’s already been done, said, created. […]

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Training & development learning well April blog post round up

If you didn’t catch all the posts last month simply peruse & click what’s below. Here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up for the month of April. Learn well in the training & development learning well. Dive deep into the learning well or take a small sip. Shower yourself in training & development […]

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Innovation: sometimes it sucks to think outside the box

Love love love this creativity / innovation infographic. Because sometimes it sucks to be innovative. To deliberately seek out learning from difference. To step out of your own frame so you can see through another’s. To risk learning. To make oneself vulnerable. So what’s the motivation? While the journey can be fraught with challenges the […]

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Training & development learning well September blog post round up

September passed in a blur and you missed out on some Rock.Paper.Scissors’ blog posts?  No worries.  Here they are – laid out like a picnic for your perusing – here’s the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ monthly training & development round up. You’ll find all the blog posts for the month of September below. Learn well in the training […]

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Jessica Fraser, co-founder, Mobile Movement, on innovation.

I recently co-hosted AIESEC’s Youth to Business Forum where 500 delegates came from 110 countries to engage, inspire and take action on three tracks: innovation, corporate responsibility and leadership. My last two posts talked about wise words from AIESEC speakers Chris Weeks, Director for Humanitarian Affairs, DHL and what he said about corporate responsibility and […]

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A guide to learning via splattered bug guts

I don’t like pumping gas.  I always get impatient.  I’m not really sure why as it doesn’t take all that long to fill up my gas tank but nonetheless it’s a task I don’t like. That’s why, when filling up on a road trip recently, I was delighted to find a reason to chuckle as […]

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