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how to Think different - Creative Strategist


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how to Think different is an e-book written for those who struggle in understanding the importance of vagueness.

Partnering up with James Nead and Shannon Hartley, and with the guidance of Deborah Morrison, we were capable to produce this unique piece.

Our project is a reasoning for why vagueness matters. We explore the beauty of vagueness and provide a guideline for the creative process. This provides readers with knowledge on how to use vagueness to ones advantage. #uocreativestrat

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how to Think different - Creative Strategist

  1. 1. how to Think different
  3. 3. The project Our project is a reasoning for why vagueness matters. We explore the beauty of vagueness and provide a guideline for the creative process. This provides readers with knowledge on how to use vagueness to ones advantage. Daniel Caldas Passionate communicator. Curious Account Planner. Reader. Professional gamer. Freelance problem solver. Travelaholic. About this travelaholic Shannon Hartley Award-winning internet trailblazer. Devoted social mediaholic. Amateur beer guru. Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Creator. Organizer. Lover of people. James Nead Friendly thinker. Bacon expert. Entrepreneur. Coffee fan. Creator. Web buff. Reader. About this lover of bacon Marcos Macedo, Aaron Porter, Deb Morrison, Senyo Ofori-Parku and SOJC. Special Thanks Who we are About this lover of people
  4. 4. Think vague Embrace Vagueness Understand that everything that you read here has a high probability of being vague. Anyways, we are sure you can identify with everything we talk about. Understand that this industry is not about formulas or detailed guidelines. It is about YOU figuring out the solution for a problem. It is about YOU critically, conceptually, creatively using skills that will solve problems responsible for brands and issues in a global economy. Start doing it. 4how to It’s a video.
  5. 5. Table of contents Think curious Think productive Build a network Think human Lead an opinion Think hybrid Think creative Be the change Understand the process how to Think vague 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  6. 6. Curiosity is the wandering of wonder. As soon as you find the answers they will lead you to more questions. It is important for this to happen in order to think curiously and never stop looking for answers. Trust in your curiosity. Be brave in finding answers and generously share them. Even for things that you don't identify with, keep questioning, discuss about what you find, search for more, apply new perspectives, hell, go crazy with everything that you discover. Answers are addicting. They will make you want more as soon as you keep feeding your desire for them. 6 Keep questioning. Keep exploring. Think curious how to The Future Belongs to the Curious by Slikshare It’s a video.
  7. 7. First of all, it is important that you accept and believe that 'Time' is a matter of organization. As soon as you stick to your plans, you will be fine. Learn to collaborate with people and together focus your thoughts on finding solutions. Be attentive and understand that there are various ways of solving problems. Focusing on an idea will enhance ones thought, but don’t forget to be a flexible thinker. All you need is effort and organization. Here are some hints that might improve your productivity: 7 Think productive how to Don’t be aFollow a schedule Make a check-list Invest your time wisely Honor your responsibilities bullshitter
  8. 8. 8 Build a network how to This industry is about the connections you make. Physical Interaction  Go to events  Participate in conferences  Make a business card  Write personal letters  Call your contacts Social Media  Improve your LinkedIn  Be interesting on Twitter  Be smart on Facebook  Write a Blog  Send thank you Emails It all starts with "Hi, my name is ____________________.” The rest is up to your communication skills. How do you improve that? Communicate. There are many different ways to connect with people to build relationships. The most important aspect to keep in mind while communicating is to giver every relationship empathy and trust. Here are some things that you can start doing:
  9. 9. There are only two things that we can be absolutely sure about in your life: We are going to die We are going to have to make choices Be strategic, courteous and above all, humble. Bravery and generosity are the most important characteristics for success. Understand that everything is a system that connects people’s ideas. Learn how to deal with being wrong, and NEVER, forget about your team. Do the right thing, rather than doing "the good thing”. It is hard to evaluate most of your own choices. Even so, don't be a coward and face the consequences. That is how you learn. It is good to be good. But it is better to be right. 9 Think human how to Collaborate.
  10. 10. READ. 10 Lead an opinion how to
  11. 11. beer 99% strategy Stop saying that you hate math weirdly 11 Coffee Strong concept Analytical Creative Be nimble. Think hybrid how to Think and do Bring new ideas Organic Trust originality
  12. 12. Where good ideas come from by Steven Johnson 12 Think creatively how to Ideas over ego. Always. To think creatively is to passively be a solution provider. Creativity is not only about having crazy non-sense ideas that will be, at its most, different. A creative idea is a solution that will solve a problem in a strategic way. The creative process is intriguing and interesting. It is frustrating and motivational. It is vague…but it makes sense. Some things you have to have in mind:  Don't be an asshole  Think about the problem but focus on the solution  Travel  Make mistakes and learn from them  Go places where you can wander, like a shower  Trust your gut feeling It’s a video.
  13. 13. 13 Be the change how to thinker Be a flexible To change the world is to invest in your focus. Devote yourself on projects that will influence culture positively. Have your own thoughts and be organic. Don’t be afraid to have different ideas. Value and applicability is what matters. Remember, you will be challenged to take risks. Learn. Build. Change.
  14. 14. Your ideas are great? They are not the only one on the table. 95% of your ideas might not be approved, and that is how the process is. It is frustrating. It is vague. But it challenges you to bring out your creative genius. If you let it. Ideas are not your own, learn to let go of them and collaborate to set solutions into motion. 14 Understand the process how to Honoring the Creative Process by GuruTubeVideos It’s a video.