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Creativity For Entrepreneurs

  1. 1. Creative Problem Solving for Entrepreneurs or “How to Harness Your Creativity and Make it Work for You!”
  2. 2. Myths about Creative Problem-Solving in the Workplace <ul><li>It’s not important.- creative thinking waste time </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t have time.- just do the same old thing </li></ul><ul><li>I already have the answer. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m not creative! </li></ul><ul><li>If you’re indifferent to creative thinking, you’ve failed to see that new ideas are crucial survival skills in a rapidly changing world! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why is Creativity needed for business success? <ul><li>Watch this one minute clip </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity in Business - Creative Process Ideas in organizations & Rentacrowd - Kevin Kelly Motivation speaker </li></ul><ul><li>http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=113297093790220038&hl=en </li></ul>
  4. 4. Refining Our Perceptions <ul><li>Can you see the old lady? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you see the young lady? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you do to change your perspective? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Can you answer this puzzle? <ul><li>Remove two matchsticks, move two matchsticks and still have three equal rectangles! </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t study for creative problem-solving; just relax and do it! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Paying Attention to Details <ul><li>Read questions carefully </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the obvious </li></ul><ul><li>Alter your perception or paradigms </li></ul><ul><li>Turn the puzzle up-side down to get a new view! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Think Outside of the Box! <ul><li>Use four lines to </li></ul><ul><li>connect all the </li></ul><ul><li>dots without your </li></ul><ul><li>pencil leaving the paper! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Thinking Outside the Box? You can’t solve this puzzle otherwise!
  9. 9. Here are some other puzzles to test your creativity! <ul><li>In the following line of letters, cross out six letters so that the remaining letters, without altering their sequence, will spell a familiar English word: </li></ul><ul><li>B S A I N X L E A T N T E A R S </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: BANANAS! </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Great Detective Exercise <ul><li>The Great Detective was touring rural England. At one crossroads, a sign that identified each of five roads had been blown over. How did he determine which road to take? </li></ul><ul><li>He set it up with the correct sign pointing to the town he had just come from ensuring that all the other directions would be correct. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Get out of your chair and try something new! <ul><li>Exercise: Can you think of a way in which you put a sheet of newspaper on the floor so that when two people stand face to face on it, they won’t be able to touch one another? </li></ul><ul><li>Cutting or tearing the newspaper is not allowed! Neither is typing up the people or preventing them from moving. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Answer: Place the newspaper on the floor in a doorway, close the door and have two people stand on each side of the door on the newspaper! <ul><li>Exercise: You walk into a room and you find John and Mary lying dead on the floor. There’s broken glass and water all around them. How did they die? </li></ul><ul><li>They are both fish! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Changing your Perceptions and Paradigms is important!
  14. 14. Creativity is essential for e-business <ul><li>--You will need to be creative in developing your business plan </li></ul><ul><li>-Unique products or unique twists on old products could make you lots of money. </li></ul><ul><li>- You will need to be problem solving faster than competitors </li></ul><ul><li>-Creativity is FUN- makes the job a joy instead of dread. </li></ul><ul><li>-Positive attitude make you and your business stand out from the crowd. </li></ul>

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