<ul><li>What is Creative Thinking?  Why we need it? And How to learn it? </li></ul>
Creative  Thinking <ul><li>How do we make a ball point pen work in a zero gravity environment  (space)? </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
What is Creative Thinking? <ul><li>A process such as brainstorming or lateral thinking which improves your ability to be c...
Why We Need Creative Thinkers <ul><li>Solve Problems! </li></ul><ul><li>Develop better solutions to already implemented so...
Witty Quotes… <ul><li>If it is not broke, don’t fix it! </li></ul><ul><li>Treat others the way you want to be treated! </l...
 
How to learn Creative Thinking! <ul><li>Everyone is capable of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not replace logic, hard wo...
 
 
 
How to dye a fabric cheaper! <ul><li>After a company failed at solving how to cheaply dye their fabric a researcher asked ...
Positive Thinking! <ul><li>Shoe company sent two reps to a developing country to see if it was a candidate for a shoe fact...
Association Triggers <ul><li>Company  goal – Creativity and  Innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>Aim – “fun rather than drudgery...
Capturing and Interpreting Dreams <ul><li>The subconscious  is less inhibited and continues to function when sleeping. </l...
 
Creative Problem Solving (CPS) <ul><li>Separate the situation into two sections: </li></ul><ul><li>Divergent and Convergen...
CPS Case Study <ul><li>Problem:  </li></ul><ul><li>Lost productivity because supply company workers are reading newsprint ...
 
 
<ul><li>What is Creative Thinking?  Why we need it? And How to learn it? </li></ul>The first NASA missions used pencils. P...
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  1. 1. <ul><li>What is Creative Thinking? Why we need it? And How to learn it? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Creative Thinking <ul><li>How do we make a ball point pen work in a zero gravity environment (space)? </li></ul><ul><li>Who cares? </li></ul><ul><li>Spend $ Millions </li></ul><ul><li>Get fired! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t go to the moon! </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Change the Problem </li></ul><ul><li>How do we write in a zero gravity environment? </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is Creative Thinking? <ul><li>A process such as brainstorming or lateral thinking which improves your ability to be creative and look at problems in a fresh new way! </li></ul><ul><li>State of mind that generates new ideas unique to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Free yourself from your strict logical confines. </li></ul><ul><li>Become illogical! </li></ul><ul><li>Become flexible! </li></ul>Lateral Thinking BrainStorming Become illogical
  4. 5. Why We Need Creative Thinkers <ul><li>Solve Problems! </li></ul><ul><li>Develop better solutions to already implemented solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent situations before they manifest themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the ramifications of our solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlearn that which we have already learned. </li></ul>Treadmill Bike Pet Rock
  5. 6. Witty Quotes… <ul><li>If it is not broke, don’t fix it! </li></ul><ul><li>Treat others the way you want to be treated! </li></ul><ul><li>The early bird gets the worm! </li></ul>
  6. 8. How to learn Creative Thinking! <ul><li>Everyone is capable of learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Does not replace logic, hard work, information or training. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps get the job done better. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeatable Process. </li></ul><ul><li>Many Methodologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Many Techniques. </li></ul>
  7. 12. How to dye a fabric cheaper! <ul><li>After a company failed at solving how to cheaply dye their fabric a researcher asked “How do mine shafts work?” … </li></ul><ul><li>They are supported to keep the shafts from collapsing. </li></ul><ul><li>Added a chemical that supported the dye during the manufacturing to enter the fabric. </li></ul>
  8. 13. Positive Thinking! <ul><li>Shoe company sent two reps to a developing country to see if it was a candidate for a shoe factory… </li></ul><ul><li>One said “They don’t wear shoes here, don’t build!” </li></ul><ul><li>The other said “They don’t wear shoes here, unlimited opportunity! Build two!” </li></ul>
  9. 14. Association Triggers <ul><li>Company goal – Creativity and Innovation. </li></ul><ul><li>Aim – “fun rather than drudgery” </li></ul><ul><li>Popular Cartoon used same theme as goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Created cartoon book using cartoon themes on creativity and innovation associated with employees ideas and experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Offered rewards for anyone that reduced marketplace product delivery times. </li></ul>
  10. 15. Capturing and Interpreting Dreams <ul><li>The subconscious is less inhibited and continues to function when sleeping. </li></ul><ul><li>Employees trained to keep pen and paper to write dreams. </li></ul><ul><li>Factory worker solved problem that engineers and vendors could not. </li></ul><ul><li>Dreamt about a slinky toy. </li></ul><ul><li>Occurred to him that a slinky-like spring in a tube would keep it from collapsing, rushed to work early and successfully tested his idea! </li></ul>1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3
  11. 17. Creative Problem Solving (CPS) <ul><li>Separate the situation into two sections: </li></ul><ul><li>Divergent and Convergent </li></ul><ul><li>Spend 50% understanding the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Spend 50% on the solution. </li></ul><ul><li>50% of the solution is thinking about the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Never settle on the first good solution. </li></ul><ul><li>“ else” stimulates quality alternative solutions. </li></ul>
  12. 18. CPS Case Study <ul><li>Problem: </li></ul><ul><li>Lost productivity because supply company workers are reading newsprint used to cushion glass product shipments. </li></ul><ul><li>Solution: </li></ul><ul><li>The company decided to hire blind workers for this part of the factory line. </li></ul>
  13. 21. <ul><li>What is Creative Thinking? Why we need it? And How to learn it? </li></ul>The first NASA missions used pencils. Project Gemini used mechanical pencils ordering 34 units (pencils) at a cost of $128.89 USD per pencil which upset the public. Paul Fisher designed a ballpoint pen that functioned in a weightless environment, underwater, in multiple liquids and in temperatures from -50 to +400 F. Fisher’s pen cost $1 million USD to develop out of his own pocket. NASA purchased 400 from Fisher cost $6 USD per unit for the Apollo Project. So did the Soviets. Both still use the pens for space missions and YOU can buy them at http://spacepen.com for $25 to $800 USD.

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