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Creativity Is More Practice Than Magic

As problem solvers our role is to support companies, clients, and customers by solving their business problems. We’re asked to help drive sales, increase traffic, and build community. These challenges, and others, are solved through our ability to combine ideas in [...]

Creativity Is More Practice Than Magic

Creative Problem Solving To Be Innovative

Whenever we have a challenge - a client problem, trying to generate a new idea, developing strategy - we rely on the key steps below to solve our problem, creatively. We use this creative problem-solving process to create ideas that we [...]

Creative Problem Solving To Be Innovative

Innovation Is A Phenomenon, Not A Strategy

Innovation isn't something you do; it is something that happens - a result. To be "innovative", you have to focus on the things that create that result, not the result itself. We can't directly control what is considered innovative no more [...]

Innovation Is A Phenomenon, Not A Strategy

Tips To Be More Creative And Better At Problem Solving

I hope your week is off to a great start. I thought you might like to read two recent interviews featuring Idea Sandbox and our approach to creativity and problem solving. They were conducted just a few weeks ago. I hope [...]

Tips To Be More Creative And Better At Problem Solving

Seth Godin Says: How To Run A Problem-Solving Meeting

Here's a complete rip-off of today's post from Seth Godin. Great to have Seth playing in my sandbox. This is a special sort of get together, similar to the meeting where you organize people to figure out the best way to [...]

Seth Godin Says: How To Run A Problem-Solving Meeting

Drive Innovation: Suggest Ideas, Don’t Propose Them

How something is presented has an effect on how it is received. Rocket science!? No, it is common sense. Yet, we sometimes neglect the subtleties of presentation and persuasion... especially when we are excited about an idea or innovation. So many [...]

Drive Innovation: Suggest Ideas, Don’t Propose Them

A Whack On The Side Of The Head

A Whack On The Side Of The Head: How You Can Be More Creative More on Amazon UK | this book on Idea Sandbox by Roger von Oech genre(s) Brainstorming, Problem Solving, Creativity Paperback book of 240 pages Published: May '08 [...]

A Whack On The Side Of The Head

Difference Between Artistic & Creative Ability

Sometimes we confuse artistic ability with creativity. That, if you can't paint or draw, you're not creative. But, isn't necessarily true. Artistic ability includes skills and talent to create works of art: painting, drawing, sculpting, musical composition, etc. Creativity ability is the skill [...]

Difference Between Artistic & Creative Ability

Plan Crafting

Writing your business and/or marketing plan. This is the step where it all comes together. The problem you identified in the Problem Identification stage was turned into an objective. The next step was to brainstorm to create potential solutions for that [...]

Plan Crafting

Decision Making

Decision Making is the process of reviewing all of the ideas generated and measuring them against the objectives (what you're trying to solve). It is also smart to filter potential solutions by (for example) expense, ease of implementation, how it affects [...]

Decision Making
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