Opportunities are not in things, but in the eye of the beholder. In this course, we will dive into four key areas that are essential to see new business opportunities and improve your business:
After having learned the above techniques, we now apply them in teams to guarantee that innovative improvements will be the lifeblood of your organization.
But wait, there´s more!
You will begin to prepare your mindset for new things to come. Many products and services will be common in the near future. Just to name a few things, we are marching to a future of:
Wouldn´t you like to be part of such transformation? The more creative you are, the better off you are to undertake these new possibilities.
To regain the creativity you had as a child to prop up creative insights, that may help you to capitalize on opportunities in a natural manner.
The difference in convergent thinking and divergent thinking.
Interactive exercise of things you can do with a paper clip.
Next exercise with paperclip. Can do in groups and associate with several images.
Brainstorm session to help provide a freewheeling environment to generate many ideas about what to do with a paper clip.
To learn what may be holding you back and to use the tools to overcome these conceptual blocks.
Exercise for conceptual blockbusting.
Imitation animal exercise for emotional blockbusting.
The idea is to set your self free of any constraints.
9 dot exercise.
The solution is found when you think out of the box.
Choose the figure that is different from the rest.
The right answer will depend on your point of view!
How the following types of attitude are not creative at all.
The person does what is required, but is not proactive.In other words, the Robot type shows only mechanical attitudes.
This is the type of person who looks at a situation only from a negative, pessimistic attitude.
This is a person who is set in his way of doing things. His slogan is "don´t rock the boat".
This is a person who believes that authority should takes precedence over doing the right thing or over meritocracy.
This is the type that follows the rule even under critical situation - no knack for adaptation at all.
This is a person who display feelings of resentment against someone. From a group perspective, their attitude becomes evident from the "not invented here syndrome".
This is the syndrome of the person who thinks he knows better, that what he does is below his capacity.
This is a person who promotes only those who are his mirror image.
It´s the classic rotten orange. He has no future positive outlook so he impacts others negatively -- even when things are going really well, he will say "Good things don't last".
This is the person who does not take the time to listen to what others have to say. He is always in such a hurry that even when someone brings him a solution to his problem he says he does not have time to listen to them.
They say, "You don't change a winning team". They are too comfortable to make any change.
How cultural differences effect creativity.
The elimination of can't be done from your vocabulary. Remember what Henry Ford used to say, "If you think you can, or if you think you can't, you're right!
To understand what a paradigm and paradigm shifts are.
Paradigm is a model for solving problems.
You see what you expect to see.
It is a filtering process. Looking through different lenses.
Theory of germs is a ridiculous fiction.
When the Exhibition in Paris closes, no one will ever hear about the electric light.
Television won't last because, people will get tired of looking at the screen every night.
A disregard, an oversight, a careless act.
An acquired behavioral pattern that you except without questioning.
It is a lock, a dependency.
A feeling of quiet pleasure or security, often while unaware of some potential danger, trouble or controversy.
In 1928, Switzerland watch industry had 65,000 employees and 68% of the world market share for watches and an incredible 80% of the profit.
What is impossible to do today, but if it could be done, it would fundamentally change the way you do business.
What has been successful in the past is no guarantee that it will be in the future. When a paradigm shifts, everyone goes back to zero.
11 reflections about breaking paradigms.
The change begins with me!
To have a practical tool to overcome a standstill that normally happens when you work in teams. The truth is that high acceptance barrier costs a lot of money, time, and effort on everyone's part.
There's no typology. Only people playing their respective role.
It's the maestro. It gives guidelines for the work to be done and summarizes key points.
It is a great way to collect data.
It opens a door for people to share and express their feelings and opinions.
It is the devils advocate.
It is the salespersons hat.
This is the breakthrough hat. The creation and ideas.
Wrap up of the different types of hats. From a different percpective.
To see and develop a way that we can differentiate from our competitors, grow in our career, expand our minds- be more creative after all.
PMI- Plus, Minus and Interesting aspects of any invention.
Use PMI to describe the following belt.
Use PMI to describe the bed cover.
Use PMI to describe the ladder.
Use PMI to describe Lamp
Use PMI to describe the tea brewing contraption.
Use PMI to describe the tea toaster.
Use PMI to describe the Mic-Sing in the Shower Sponge.
The reflection of the three points of view to analyze a situation.
If you don't have space for shoes in your home. How would you solve this problem?
How would you reduce the cost of an open heart surgery?
How could you reduce the flying time costs to $1.50 an hour.
Preamp to the techniques I used when I worked for Du Pont.
Alea jacta est! The dice has been cast!
Your going to list ten essential items a restaraunt simply can not do without.
Deliberate use of creativity techniques can induce the generation of new improvement design and even paradigm shift.
I want to pose as a challenge. Why not embody creativity and be the changes you want to see in the world.
You do what you need to do but, you keep your eyes open for opportunities.
Avoid judgement, bias or preconceived notions.
Creativity starts with a decision to be creative.
A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
Who should participate? What techniques should be used? etc
Idea is to work backwards.
One more thing! HAVE FUN!
Andrew is an online business consultant, amateur soccer player, and loves to learn anything in every spare moment that he has.
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His expertise is in helping businesses increase traffic to their website and convert them into customers.
Robert Silva was born in Brazil. He is the son of Spaniards immigrants who left Malaga to come to Brazil. He graduated as Chemical Technician and went to pursue his Chemical Engineering degree in the States. He graduated as a Chemical Engineer from Iowa State University and went to work in Germany for Dow Chemical GmbH.
Roberto returned to the States to pursue his MBA degree with emphasis in finance. To support himself he taught diffential calculus. After his MBA, he returned to Brazil and worked for Du Pont for 8 years. He took on several assignment -- one of the them working as the Plant Area Manager for the Du Pont Titanium Plant in Antioch, California.
For the past 12 years, Roberto has worked for United Nations Conference on Trade and Development delivering workshops on entrepreneurship.
Founder of Brasil Portrait, acquired by BACE Healthcare, a Hartman Group company.
Specialties: Negotiator, salesperson, Master trainer, chemical engineer, Strategic Planning