Thursday, August 31, 2006


It is only too easy to find fall into a rut. Everywhere you look it is easy to see examples of situations where the joy has gone out of a thing, and no creativity is being used to solve problems. So, how to keep things fresh? How does that creative problem solving go away? The main thing seems to be to exercise your mind, by thinking. Like the cardinal rule of brainstorming, don’t censor. Spend time looking beyond your realm of expertise, to other disciplines and exercise your imagination by using it. Here are a couple of articles and sites that explore how we maintain our creativity.

The Brain Behind Creativity
USA Today: Science and Space
Updated 8/27/2006 10:04 PM ET

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Creativity Techniques – an A to Z
Creativity Innovation mycoted Science and Technology

de Bono Consulting

"The quality of our thinking will determine the quality of our future."-Edward de Bono

Books by Edward de Bono:

Teach Your Child How to Think by Edward de Bono

Serious Creativity: Using the Power of Lateral Thinking to Create New Ideas by Edward De Bono

I Am Right You Are Wrong: From This to the New Renaissance: From Rock Logic to Water Logic by Edward de Bono, Ivar Giaever, Brian Josephson, and Sheldon Lee Glashow

De Bono's Thinking Course, Revised Edition by Edward de Bono, Intelligence is a skill that can be developed...., and Intelligence is a skill that can be developed......
New Think: The Use of Lateral Thinking in the Generation of New Ideas by Edward De Bono

Sur/Petition: Creating Value Monopolies When Everyone Else Is Merely Competing (Going Beyond Competition) by Edward De Bono
Practical Thinking: 4 Ways to Be Right, 5 Ways to Be Wrong, 5 Ways to Understand by Edward De Bono

How to Have a Beautiful Mind by Edward De Bono (Jan 23, 2007)

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