Make innovation in your organisation part of your core values

May 15th, 2012 @

Dick Drew was working for Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing (3M) in the 1910s which, at that time, manufactured and sold abrasives. One day he visited a client, an auto body shop, and found a group of workers struggling to put two-tone paints on their cars. They would use a combination of heavy adhesive tape and [...]

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Raising creative children

May 15th, 2012 @

“Heavier than air flying machines are impossible.” — Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, 1895 “The horse is here today, but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad.” — President of Michigan Savings Bank advising against investing in the Ford Motor Company “What use could the company make of an electric toy?” — Western [...]

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Developing a creative mindset

May 15th, 2012 @

What does it take to be creative? Does creativity happen automatically? Is creativity best achieved singlehandedly? How can we develop a creative mindset? What can I do if I live in a negative environment? Muslim creativity shaped the modern world. In his book, Civilization: the West and the Rest, Niall Ferguson quoted, “the West owes [...]

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