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Being divinely creative is natural to a human being but our divine creativity needs to be awakened. Conscious and subconscious creativity and wisdom can be learned. All these creativities and wisdoms engage in an endless dance if you have an inspiring dream.

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Make Creativity a Habit

Thomas Edison




1. Entrepreneurial Creativity 360

Innovation Is Love

10 Commandments of Innovation

Entrepreneurial Creativity: 5 Action Areas

Two Qualities and Skill Requirements

Definition and the Four Intertwined Pillars

The Tao of Entrepreneurial Creativity  See the slide

Make Creativity a Habit

Creating Sustainable Profit Growth: 9 Questions To Answer

Practice Customer-driven Innovation

Creative Business Leader: Cross-functional Excellence

Discovering and Building Synergies  See the slide

Entrepreneurial Creativity: 5 Steps

Success Story: Coco Chanel

Success Story: Innovative Revenue Models Created by Xerox

Success Story: Creating Buzz Marketing

The Tao of Value Innovation  See the slide

Lessons from Michael Dell: Turn Your Customers Into Teachers

2. Creative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

Three Levels of Creativity: Conscious, Unconscious, Divine

Personal Barriers To Creativity: Top 10 Lack-Ofs

6 Barriers To Creative Thinking

Creativity: Synergy of Skills, Resources and Motivation  See the slide

Two Creativity Catalysts: Creating for Fun and Under the Gun

3 Pillars of Inspiration  See the slide

Disney Creativity Strategy

Be Different and Make a Difference!  See the slide

Challenging Assumptions

Success Stories: Challenging the Status Quo

Tips for Adopting a Different Point of View

Lateral Thinking

Thinking Outside the Box

Asking Searching Questions

Discovery: the Scientific Model

Tap Into Your Subconscious Mind

Accidental Discoveries

Turning Accidental Discoveries Into a Habit

Inventing New Products: Selected TRIZ Principles

SCAMPER Idea Generation Technique

Inventing New Products: 6 Thinking Tools

Lessons from IDEO: New Product Design

The Tao of Intellectual Cross-pollination

Creative Problem Solving Techniques

Creative Problem Solving: 6-Phase Process

Reframing and Turning Problems Into Opportunities

STRIDES: a Model for Solving Complex Problems

Problems of Opportunities?

Turning Problems Into Opportunities

Search for and Pursue Opportunities

Discovering Opportunities

Turning Opportunities To Your Advantage: 5Ws I-Ching Advice

Techniques for Fast Evaluation of Ideas and Decision Making

Idea Evaluation by Weighted Criteria

Idea Evaluation: 42 Perceptual Positions

10 Secrets of Creativity

3. Technology of Achievement

COCA Principle of Achievement

The Tao of Achievement

Achievement Advices by Steve Jobs

Achieving Your Goals: 4 Attitudes 4 Steps


Take Risk

Failure as a Stepping Stone to Success

4. Take Entrepreneurial Action

Take Action

Entrepreneur: 10 Key Action Roles

Develop a Business Model  See the slide

The Tao of Experimentation

Learning SWOT Questions

Radical Innovation: a Different Role of Prototyping

From Noble Failures To Innovations

Noble Failure

5. Lead the Jazz of Innovation

The Jazz of Innovation  See the slide

The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Practice Tips  See the slide

Creative Leadership

Entrepreneurial Leadership: 4 Specific Attributes  See the slide

Techniques to Develop Solutions

Perfect Brainstorming: 10 Rules

Facilitating Cross-pollination of Ideas: 7 Practicing Tips

Loose-Tight Leadership

The Tao of the Jazz of Innovation

 Sample SMART Lessons  

Slide + Executive Summary


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A Synergistic Combination of Four Capabilities

Entrepreneurial creativity is a synergistic combination of four capabilities:

  1. Creative, lateral and systems thinking skills

  2. Cross-functional expertise

  3. Internal motivation (fun-driven creativity) and external motivation (creativity under the gun)

  4. Entrepreneurial action and technology of achievement.

Continuous Innovative Activity

"Creativity is a continuous activity for the entrepreneur, always seeing new ways of doing things with little concern for how difficult they might be or whether the resources are available. But the creativity in the entrepreneur is combine with the ability to innovate, to take the idea and make it work in practice. This seeing something through to the end and not being satisfied until all is accomplished is a central motivation for the entrepreneur. Indeed once the project is accomplished the entrepreneur seeks another 'mountain to climb' because for him or her creativity and innovation are habitual, something that he or she just has to keep on doing. ("Entrepreneurs," Bill Bolton and John Thompson, 2000) This is why entrepreneurs disturb markets, 'thrive on chaos', and can challenge large established businesses.
Tips for Forcing Combinations
By Paul Sloane
Take your main product or service and force fit a connection with each item on a list of random products, services or objects.
Look for combinations between your organization and every other organization you come across. How could you collaborate with company XYZ to deliver a radical new offering to clients?
What is the silliest thing you can put with your products or business? Start from there.
Study how your customers use your products or services. What do they use them with? Is there a combination you could create which would make their lives easier?


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