The Weekly Roundup

Beginning today, I’m going to post a weekly summary of some of the coolest creativity ideas, tests, blogs, products, thoughts, and guidelines that I see each week. Enjoy!

How creative are you?

Are you as creative as you need to be? And what about your workplace? Is that one that fosters original thinking or does it take the safe path to same old, same old? Take this test and find out your creativity ranking.

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The amazing culture of Zappos

Zappos has revolutionized the retail shoe business and terrified the competition in a few short years. How has the company managed to move so fast to dominate an industry? A place to start to understand why this company is so dynamic is with their values, their blog, and testimonials from workers. It all adds up to a very impressive picture of a company that thinks more creatively, moves faster, and out-smarts the competition.

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10 guidelines for effective brainstorming:

Brainstorming has become a part of the business culture, so much so in fact that it is often done badly, because the original rules are not followed. Here, in a easy-to-read pdf, you can remind yourself of what those basic rules are and avoid the single most common mistake of brainstormers: they don’t withhold judgment.

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Six keys to driving innovation

Innovation begins with paying serious attention to the status quo. Only when you see the reality around you clearly can you think about how to change it. This first step to innovation is complemented by 5 more thoughtful ideas worth pondering if innovation is important to you or your company.

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Look for more roundup items next week and every week. Enjoy…