Pillar #1 Conﬁdence
• The fear of making mistakes
• The fear of making the wrong choise
• The fear that it will never work
• The fear of losing face
• The fear of feeling pain
• The fear of not being in control
• The choice of the safe ”NO…”
• The use of the discouraging ”YES BUT…”
The fear is in your mind
• Get drunk
• Get head over heels in love with someone
• ..or anything that will engages you in the present
• E.g. a 3D case
Pillar #1: Conﬁdence
IDEAS have a life
Members do NOT have a life
Keep focus away from group members using play
Responsibility for process is by the facilitator
Process NOT to be discussed
Pillar #1: Conﬁdence
Headache, toilet, smoke etc - LEAVE without notice
Social activities are controlled through
Do not comment or discuss - build on ideas
New ideas are buildt on the knowledge of prior ideas
Pillar #3: Motivation
• Hypothesis: Concentration + Conﬁdence = Motivation
• Real allowance to celebrate success and failure (intrinsic
• NO allowance for rewards, feedback, prices etc.
Pillar #4: Diversiﬁed
• Access to diverse knowledge (regardless of problem area)
• Not children (lacks layers of knowledge)
• Any kind of knowledge or experience is considered
The Creative Platform
Creativity is unlimited application of knowledge
• ...a releif to be allowed to concentrate for several
minutes at a time
• ...I can now see that it is more difﬁcult to get a good
idea than I though before, but now I know how to do it
• ...I could have avoided a minor depression in my group
work, had I just known these tools before
• ...We produced more than double in the same period of
In Alaska, during ice storms along the coastlines, there are
major problems concerning removing ice from power lines
• There are a lot of bears in Alaska; maybe we can use them somehow.
• Yes, we could make them climb the poles, thus making the power lines vibrate, so
that the ice will fall off.
• …and if we place fresh meat on the top of each pole, this will attract bears, and
make them climb the pole to get the meat.
• Yes, and let’s bring the fresh meat in helicopters to the top of the poles.
• Hey, what about we let helicopters hover over the power lines. Their hovering will
vibrate the ice off the lines, thus solving the entire problem.
• Then we need stockpiles of gasoline in the area for the helicopter.
• Hey, what about pouring gasoline on the wire and burn the ice away?
• Yes, or we could wrap heating elements around the wires to heat it off?