The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun

I got the link in my daily "Forward Steps" message and I really love these eight principles. Stop Hiding Who You Really Are Start Being Intensely Selfish Stop Following the Rules Start Scaring Yourself Stop Taking It All So Damn Seriously Start Getting Rid of the Crap Stop Being Busy Start Something Now go and... Continue Reading →

Having fun with creativity

This weekend I attended a course about creativity and the subconscious. It was fun playing around with colours, using "the other hand" and finally trying to find a running thread in what we had created. One thing is pretty clear though, I will not make it as an artist but it was great fun. "The... Continue Reading →

Creativity and education

At TED talks is an interesting and entertaining speech by Sir Ken Robinson, author of Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, and a leading expert on innovation and human resources. In this talk, he makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. This was originally posted... Continue Reading →

The Medici Effect

The Medici Effect is a book about creativity and innovation written by Frans Johansson. The name alludes to The Medici family that helped to spur the beginning of the Italian Renaissance. The Medici Effect is about what happens at intersections, crossroads between different and often unrelated knowledge areas. Frans Johansson argues that innovations occur when... Continue Reading →

Dolphin Stress Test

READ THE FULL TEXT BEFORE LOOKING AT THE PICTURE! The picture posted here has 2 identical dolphins in it. It was used in a case study on stress levels at Loma Linda Medical Center. Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water. The dolphins are identical. A closely monitored, scientific study of a group... Continue Reading →

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