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Enabling Creative Thinking and Fostering Innovation

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My talk at SAP's Product & Innovation Talent Summit

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Enabling Creative Thinking and Fostering Innovation

  1. 1. Tathagat Varma Creativity & Innovation cc: le&zia.barbi - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/47744391@N06
  2. 2. Hates working! Laziest organ?
  3. 3. 2% body wt, but 25% O2 and 20% Calories! Our Brain! cc: _DJ_ - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/40869837@N03
  4. 4. and kinda stops "thinking"! It loves patterns! cc: Arjan Richter - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/42102924@N02
  5. 5. Are smart devices making us dumb? Smart = Dumb?
  6. 6. Let's take brain to work... Workout!
  7. 7. Fill them up in 3 minutes! 30 Circles
  8. 8. OK, let's talk about Creativity cc: Jonas Hösler - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/89483624@N03
  9. 9. So, what is Creativity? cc: 1000 anuncios de publicidad y más… - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/54490598@N07
  10. 10. Surgical antiseptic? Cure for Gonorrhea? Common cold? cc: Leo Reynolds - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/49968232@N00
  11. 11. Voila!
  12. 12. Angina? Hypertension? Cardiac Diseases? cc: sanzibar - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/91691825@N00
  13. 13. Of course...
  14. 14. Harare, Zimbabwe Eastgate Center
  15. 15. How to be Creative? cc: ma/walker69 - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/88786104@N08
  16. 16. I don't have "<.........>" I am not Creative!
  17. 17. Beginner, Curious, Learner, Growth... Change the mindset
  18. 18. Read, travel, meet, experiences..."dots" Cognitive diversity cc: lisamikulski - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/61127002@N08
  19. 19. Join the dots without judgment! Create intersections
  20. 20. Change success criteria Failure? Nah! cc: Celes&ne Chua - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/69065182@N00
  21. 21. Enjoy without being critical Have fun :)
  22. 22. Let's do some crazy stuff! Bisociation
  23. 23. And, what is Innovation? cc: Celes&ne Chua - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/69065182@N00
  24. 24. Successful introduction of A new method, idea, product,...
  25. 25. Fostering Innovation cc: gazzat - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/57557325@N00
  26. 26. Seek to understand first Empathy cc: lecercle - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/58143674@N00
  27. 27. Involve everyone, Suspend judgment Ideate cc: visualpun.ch - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/36947317@N02
  28. 28. Think small, incremental Experiment cc: jurvetson - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/44124348109@N01
  29. 29. Fail Fast, Fail Cheap, Fall Forward Validate cc: NASA Flight Opportuni&es - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/89777494@N08
  30. 30. Embrace feedback, keep improving Iterate cc: levork - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/86805026@N00
  31. 31. Recap •  Brain needs to be challenged to be creative •  Intersections lead to creative ideas •  Creativity needs a shoshin mindset •  Creativity applied to real-world leads to innovation •  Innovation thrives in the culture of experimentation, feedback and improvisation cc: gazzat - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/57557325@N00
  32. 32. Thanks! http://thoughtleadership.in cc: Stuck in Customs - h/ps://www.flickr.com/photos/95572727@N00

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