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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Did you connect all 9 dots? In more ways than 1?

Did you catch last week’s post on how to connect all 9 dots in more ways than 1?  If not & you want to try it yourself first without seeing the answers below, click on the original post here. I’d seen the exercise many years before & knew it had to do with ‘drawing outside […]

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Can you connect all 9 dots? In more ways than 1?

Have you seen this exercise?  Your task is to connect all 9 dots, without lifting your pen, & in no more than 3 lines. It’s a popular exercise.  I’d seen it years before when I saw this time around during the Social Innovation Safari.  And that, was precisely my downfall. I knew ‘the solution’ had […]

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Airplane Safety Talk a la Dr. Seuss

If you’ve ever been an airplane you’ll have, no doubt, sat through the requisite safety talk.   The one you’re supposed to pay attention to.  After all, what could be more important than knowing how to get out of the plane in an emergency? Plenty. Folks ignore the safety talk plenty.  Enter creative ways to get […]

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A new twist on having a ‘bun in the oven’

What does a bun in the oven mean to you? As someone who graduated, got engaged, got married, got pregnant & gave birth without the power of the internet behind me, I find it fascinating how people are using technology to share, teach, delight, surprise & confound… For those of us in learning & development, […]

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