Brainstorming Around the World: The Good, The Bad, The Promise

Brainstorming Around the World: The Good, The Bad, The Promise "Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it." -- Cole Porter Just in case you had any doubts, it seems everybody is doing it - brainstorming, that is. And just how are they doing it? Well, pretty much the same way everywhere. The SmartStorming partners recently returned from Krakow, Poland, where we conducted our two-day SmartStorming Brainstorm Leadership Workshop at the 2011 Worldwide Partners Creative Summit. And the experience was nothing short of remarkable! Not only did we meet and work with a group of very smart, talented and engaged professionals, we also learned a thing or two about group dynamics, multiculturalism, problem solving techniques and, of course, brainstorming.…

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SmartStorming To Be Featured At 2011 Worldwide Partners Creative Summit in Krakow, Poland

SmartStorming To Be Featured At 2011 Worldwide Partners Creative Summit in Krakow, Poland New York, NY 2/21/2011 - Innovative thinking and effective creative problem solving strategies are the defining qualities of today's most successful advertising and marketing agencies. So to help its member agencies remain at the top of their industry, Worldwide Partners, Inc., the world's largest international network of owner-operated advertising and marketing communications companies, will feature SmartStorming Brainstorm Leadership Training at its upcoming Second Annual Creative Summit, to be held in Krakow, Poland, on March 2-4, 2011. SmartStorming is an advanced group idea-generation system that eliminates the fundamental weaknesses of traditional brainstorming.…

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Great News! Creativity Is Only A Zap Away!!!

Great News! Creativity Is Only A Zap Away!!! Allan Snyder and his amazing thinking cap creation If you are one of the many people who consider themselves "creatively challenged," take heart! There is hope for you yet! Reported today in The Sun, scientists have finally created a real live "thinking cap." That's right - a device that works by "zapping electricity through the brain" in order to suppress more logical, linear "left brain" thinking and, therefore, enhance "right brain" creative activity. Huh! Go figure! According to the article, the device "was inspired by accident victims who experienced a sudden surge in creativity after damaging the left side of their brains." WHOA!…

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Obama’s First Pillar of Recovery – INNOVATION

Obama's First Pillar of Recovery - INNOVATION It would appear that our government has realized that our ability to recover from economic crisis, to generate new, worthwhile jobs, even to remain competitive in the global marketplace, will be due, in part, to our ongoing ability to innovate. Innovation - it is no longer a quality of only a few, select, forward-thinking corporations. It is the benchmark of success in every industry. The ability to continuously reinvent yourself, to anticipate customer needs and desires, and to provide solutions - even before they know they want them - is the 21st Century "business as usual." "Innovate or Perish" is the new Darwinism.…

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Pioneering Technologies That Could Revolutionize Your Workplace By Guest Blogger, Robert Fulton

Pioneering Technologies That Could Revolutionize Your Workplace By Guest Blogger, Robert Fulton Over the last decade, the Internet has served to reshape nearly every facet of our lives. No other area of our lives has experienced such a radical change, however, as that of the way we do business on a day to day basis. The Internet has dramatically changed the face of business connectivity. The world, made smaller through the Internet, has seen the emergence of business technology that allows business to carry on from anyplace where an Internet connection is afforded. The need of a physical office space has already been nearly eliminated.…

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