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Why creativity is at the heart of successful careers

Creativity is how we reinvent ourselves and protect our livelihoods from becoming automated. Back in the age of enlightenment, learning was about human dignity. Only a few benefited from education back then, and it was something you honed over a lifetime. The learned were pillars of society. They helped advance our understanding of all fields. …

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Boost your career with a more diverse professional network

The most precious gift we can give one another is our time. Time for conversations, reflection, advice, and sparring. We learn as much about ourselves as we do about each other when we take the time to listen. But those transformational conversations don’t happen when we are in a rush. They happen as a result …

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Make purpose the competitive advantage in business

What does it mean to be authentic as a business when the very fabric of society is becoming ever more polarised? How can purpose become a competitive advantage? The world agenda has shifted. The staple headaches of banking crises, rising debt and slow growth have given way to outright fear of war and conflict¬†on the …

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Debunking Popular Myths about Creativity

Like innovation, there are plenty of misconceptions about creativity, which makes it all the more confusing when people are extolling the importance of creative skill in the 21st century. To continue my quest to unravel these complex topics, this instalment explains what creativity is NOT. Popular myths about creativity Instead creativity: For those interested in …

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Kids’ rules for supercharging your creativity

Recently I had the pleasure to meet Mitchel Resnick, a professor at MIT, and listen to his presentation of the Lifelong Kindergarten project. Resnick is famous for his book Turtles Termites and Traffic Jams, which outlines how control emerges from apparently independent behaviour. Another book, by Kevin Kelly, called Out of Control also touches on …

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