creativity is not for adults or
people with serious careers.
A Beautiful Mind
Understanding Why These Myths Exist
Beliefs are powerful:
The beliefs we have about how the world works often
have very emotional origins. These emotions can
change how we make decisions, form habits and
our need for consistency is stronger than just about
any other intrinsic need we have. People will behave
in a manner that is consistent with their previously
existing self-concept, even when this behavior is
unrewarding to them otherwise.
Do you have any sacred cows?
Sometimes an idea loses it’s meaning over time, but isn’t
abandoned because of the investment in it’s past. These
ideals are often so immune to criticism that those who
challenge them are ignored or marginalized.
How do you overcome the power of
the creative myths?
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Visual Thinking Tip 7:
Read more ction literature
Visual Thinking Tip 8:
Start a visual thinking school
• Schedule it - Set aside dedicated time
• Be holistic - It’s not just drawing, not just brainstorming
• Set objectives - What do you intend to learn
A Basic Visual Thinking Toolkit
• Vertical Lines • Diamond (Decision)
• Horizontal Lines • Spiral (Change in Direction)
• Circles • Circle (harmony)
• Spirals • Direction (arrow)
• Wavy Lines • Straight
• Jagged Lines • Triangle (Relationship)
• Star (success)