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(Infographic) How 9 Creative Minds Got Their Ideas

From doing headstands to drinking 50 cups of coffee a day

Coming up with new, creative ideas can be tricky. That’s why it’s important to find a way to get inspired. After all, it’s our own unique rituals that can bring mental clarity and creativity. That could be a quirky habit or routine such as doing ...

by Rose Leadem  | August 07, 2018 06:00:00
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5 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Your Creativity

These tips could revolutionize your approach to new ideas

How’s this for mad science: Within the next 15 years, people could elect to have their brains “zapped” to boost creativity in the workplace or classroom.The process -- based on functional MRI studies -- is headed up by Adam Green, director of ...

by Hayden Field  | April 16, 2018 06:00:00
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Coax Creativity Out of Your Team With These 4 Processes

The only way to combat catastrophic failures is with smaller, more manageable ones

When PricewaterhouseCoopers recently asked CEOs what their companies most lacked, a surprising 77 percent cited something they probably have in spades: creativity.Why can't company leaders seem to tap their teams' creativity? Accustomed to working with clear-cut Gantt charts and team hierarchies, executives often struggle to embrace ...

by Aliya Marder  | March 27, 2018 02:00:00
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9 Reliable Ways to Cultivate Creative Thinking

Some people are naturally creative. Everyone else can cultivate creativity

The benefits of creative thinking are enumerable. Having this skillset will enable you to tackle problems with unique perspectives, come up with special ideas and, overall, be a more effective performer.One challenge to becoming more creative is the difficulty of quantifying creativity. ...

by John Rampton  | January 17, 2018 08:00:00
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How to Train Your Brain for Maximum Creativity. (Here's What the Science Says)

You're not going to get more creative if your brain is constantly fighting off negative stress hormones

Business success simply isn't going to happen without the creativity required to dream up new ideas and new visions for the future. Think about Steve Jobs, whose natural creativity changed the way we experience design and interact with devices.Still, while we may know how ...

by Sujan Patel  | December 28, 2017 06:00:00
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Trying to Be 'Mindful' Might Be Killing Your Creativity

Research shows there are benefits to letting your mind wander

I have several mindfulness apps on my phone that are all lying dormant. My longest streak was with Headspace, where I achieved 30 days but stopped after seeing no positive benefits. After ending my relationship with Headspace, I then proceeded to feel ...

by Amantha Imber  | December 21, 2017 08:00:00
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Turns Out, Those Who Like Being Alone Can Be More Creative

Why taking time for solitude benefits you and your brain

Introverts, rejoice! New research from the University of Buffalo has found that some people who prefer to be alone have a higher tendency to be more creative.While unsociability has been viewed as a cause for concern in the past -- with anxious parents pushing ...

by Emily Conklin  | December 10, 2017 08:00:00
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5 Habits of Creative People That Make Them Likely to Succeed

Staring off into space isn't a bad thing!

What propels the smartest, most creative people forward are actually simple things that most of us can turn into daily habits. If you’re doing any of those listed here, then chances are you’re on your way to a creative and fulfilling career—if you ...

by Charlene J. Owen of Femalenetwork.com  | September 17, 2017 08:00:00
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If You're In a Creative Rut, Use This Founder's Surprisingly Simple Tip

Harry's co-founder and co-CEO Jeff Raider derives inspiration from his team

Editor's Note: Entrepreneur's "20 Questions" series features both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a number of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring founders.Jeff Raider knows a thing or two about ecommerce with a socially-conscious ...

by Nina Zipkin  | July 17, 2017 12:00:00
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4 Ways Creativity Is Killing Your Viable Business Ideas

Perfect is the enemy of good

Even the greatest visionaries fall victim to it.You’re sitting at home or in your office, and out of nowhere inspiration strikes. What once was a confused jumble of unrelated concepts comes together to form a great business idea.Before you even write down ...

by Daniel Marlin  | June 26, 2017 12:00:00
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You Can Boost Your Creativity by Imagining You're Someone Else

Break out of a rut by giving another persona a try

Do you feel like you are creatively blocked? Well, we have a solution for you: psychological halloweenism.No, you’re not going to wear orange and black, play the Monster Mashand try to figure out the Wolfman’s childhood trauma. Well, you could, but you might ...

by Nina Zipkin  | June 06, 2017 06:00:00
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Cultivating Humanity: 3 Vital Skills for Today's Entrepreneurs

How Travis Kalanick and Brian Chesky found success with uniquely human traits

In today's world, where new technology, robots and automation are displacing jobs in almost every industry, three human skills remain irreplaceable: creativity, connection and storytelling. Here's how three successful entrepreneurs have made use of these skills -- and how those skills led to their ...

by Riccardo Campione  | April 09, 2017 02:00:00
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Warning! Are You Hindering Your Employees' Creativity?

Four ways to keep innovation alive as your company grows

Startups tend to build multitasking champions. Daily, entrepreneurs and their team members deal with a fast-paced, ever-changing set of responsibilities demanding feedback, ideas and execution. And the inherent challenges can develop employees' knowledge, skills and persistence.But the mundane day-to-day tasks startups require can also take a toll ...

by Heather R. Huhman  | March 22, 2017 12:00:00
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