With creativity and imagination, anything is possible. So here is a handful of quotes to inspire your innovation endeavours.
“Some men look at things the way they are and ask why? I dream of things that are not and ask why not?”
Having years of experience can help people tackle problems on an intuitive level. If you’ve worked in an area for 20 years, you automatically know what potential solutions have a good chance of working, and which ones have a poor chance of working.
This skill can dramatically speed up the problem solving process, as it makes it less likely to waste time pursuing unproductive/unlikely solutions. The downside is that the very know-how that drives intuition can also result in bias.
What exactly is genius? Psychologists and thinkers still spend many hours trying to pin down this elusive quality and where it comes from. Here are some quotes about genius that may help us get closer to the answers:
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
Has the long-lost Holy Grail been finally found? No, not that one. We’re talking about a beer that can help you think more creatively to solve your problems.
Sure, imbibing lots of beers over the years can be ruinous to health, but the makers of The Problem Solver beer claim that a little of their brew can help drinkers reach their creative peak.
Here’s some light-hearted fun. Following on from the success of the crowdsourced “Star Wars” movie another group of film fans have put together a crowdsourced version of a film. This time, it’s a remake of “Robocop”.
The fan version coincides with the big-budget Hollywood reboot of the 1987 science fiction classic.
What exactly is a culture of innovation? Can its essence be bottled and sprinkled on companies to help them steal a march on their competitors? Or as The Atlantic magazine ponders, can you replicate the ethos, values and behaviors of Silicon Valley, one of the most innovative places on the planet?
In seeking out the answers, the publication featured extracts of a conversation between a historian and a librarian, held at The Atlantic’s Silicon Valley summit.
There is nothing quite like taking life in the slow lane every once in a while, perhaps a pause in the day to sit in solitude in some quiet, secluded spot. In our busy urban centres these places are increasingly hard to find and are like gold dust.
If you are travelling to an unfamiliar city you may not know where the best spots are to gather your thoughts. A new crowdsourcing initiative called Stereopublic is hoping to address this need.
The project is recruiting citizens to crowdsource tranquil settings.
“The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” Albert Einstein
Get the weekend off to an inspirational and imaginative start with these humorous, insightful and thought-provoking quotes about creativity from leading writers, scientists, thinkers and artists.
Congratulations to NUI Galway lecturer in business information systems Dr Eoin Whelan who is the winner of the 2013 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize. The accolade is awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan Technology Review for the ‘most outstanding’ article published on enterprise social media.
The winning article is entitled ‘Creating Employee Networks That Deliver Open Innovation’ and is authored by Dr Eoin Whelan, Salvatore Parise, Jasper de Valk and Rick Aalbers.
Total Recall and Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven has been complaining that a crowdsourced script writing project he set up was a “headache”.
The Dutch filmmaker made his comments in an interview with the BBC about his latest film. It grew out of a script written collectively by the audience.