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Start Here (3)
How Creative Are You?
Encouraging Team Creativity
Helping Your People to Think Creatively
Generating Many Radical, Creative Ideas
Enabling Everyone to Share Their Creative Ideas
A Different Approach to Brainstorming
Understanding New Ideas by Brainstorming Questions
The Charette Procedure
Brainstorming Multiple Ideas With Multiple Stakeholders
Crawford's Slip Writing Method
Generating Ideas and Solutions From Many Contributors
Allowing Everyone to Contribute
Improving Group Brainstorming
Using Technology to Harness Your Team's Ideas
Other Idea-Generation Tools (7)
New Ideas - Strategies and Techniques
Inspiring Innovation Through Creative Thinking
O'Connor's Seven Essential Innovation Questions (SEIQ) Framework
Asking Questions, Generating Ideas
Using Comparisons to Express Ideas and Solve Problems
Improving Products and Services
Improving Products and Services
Attribute Listing and Morphological Analysis
Tools for Creating New Products and Services
The Reframing Matrix
Using Creative Perspectives to Solve Problems
Creativity Processes (11)
A Simple Process for Creative Thinking
A Powerful Methodology for Creative Problem-Solving
Moving From the Ordinary to the Extraordinary
Going Underground to Get Things Done
Encouraging and Managing Curiosity
What Is Stage-Gate® Innovation?
Making Sure Only Your Best Ideas Make it to Market
Kano Model Analysis
Delivering Products That Will Delight
A Creative Strategy For Innovation
Turn Your Idea Into Reality
Getting Good Ideas Off the Drawing Board
The Disney Creative Strategy
Fusing Imagination and Planning
Doblin's 10 Types of Innovation®
Spread Your Creative Efforts Across Your Organization
Bite–Sized Training (1)
Book Insights (18)
Beyond the Idea
By Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble
This book shows you how to take action on innovative ideas. Learn more about...
By Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo
This book looks at some new approaches to group creativity that are fun, dynamic...
By Peter Sims
This book explores how small low-risk actions can help us discover, test, and develop...
By Kevin and Shawn Coyle
This entertaining book helps you come up with creative ideas by asking the "right...
Innovation to the Core
By Peter Skarzynski and Rowan Gibson
Most organizations recognize that innovating is crucial for survival. But few manage to translate...
By Bruce Nussbaum
This book looks at how we can all boost our "creative intelligence" to come...
Developing New Products and Services
By G. Lawrence Sanders
This book guides you through a process for delivering products and services that stand...
Red Thread Thinking
By Debra Kaye
This fascinating book explores how you can have better ideas and solve problems more...
The Art of Insight
By Charles Kiefer and Malcolm Constable
This book looks at how you can come up with more fresh ideas, and...
By Linda A. Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and Kent Lineback
This book outlines how leaders at companies such as eBay and Pixar encourage innovation...
By Jon Kolko
This book describe a four-step process for developing products that people cherish. Learn more...
By Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton
Learn how you can use the principles of improvisational theater to improve your collaboration...
The Art of the Start 2.0
By Guy Kawasaki
Get some practical tips for getting a new idea off the ground, whether you're...
Wired to Create
By Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire
Human beings have an innate ability to be creative. Authors Scott Barry Kaufman and...
The Net And The Butterfly
By Olivia Fox Cabane and Judah Pollack
Authors Olivia Fox Cabane and Judah Pollack examine ways to give your brain more...
Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy
By Tim Harford
Author Tim Harford examines both the benefits and downsides of the 50 key innovations...
The Creative Thinking Handbook
By Chris Griffiths with Melina Costi
Forget thinking outside the box - throw the box away! Discover Chris Griffiths’ strategies...
By Stefan H. Thomke
In this podcast, we review "Experimentation Works: The Surprising Power of Business Experiments," by Stefan H.
Expert Interviews (7)
Too Fast To Think
Author Chris Lewis says people are at their most creative when they have the...
Big Little Breakthroughs
In this podcast, creativity expert Josh Linkner talks to Mind Tools about his methods...
Be More Creative
Mind Tools Expert Voices
In this episode of our Expert Voices podcast series, we bring together the best...
The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags
Being seen as crazy isn't always a bad thing, especially when you're an entrepreneur...
The Three Box Solution
"Innovation is important, innovation is hard, innovation can be done," says innovation and strategy...
In this interview Jonathan Fields tells us how to turn fear and doubt into...
The 4 Lenses of Innovation
In this interview, we learn about four ways of thinking you can adopt to...