Author Archives: Mitch Ditkoff

50 Awesome Quotes on Vision

1. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney 2. “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, and magic and power in it. Begin it now.” – Goethe 3. “The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that ...

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50 Great Quotes on Ideas

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1. “If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” – Albert Einstein 2. “If you do not express your own original ideas, if you do not listen to your own being, you will have betrayed yourself.” – Rollo May 3. “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea ...

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25 Awesome Quotes on Creativity

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“The things we fear most in organizations — fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances — are the primary sources of creativity.” – Alfred North Whitehead “The chief enemy of creativity is ‘good” sense.'” – Pablo Picasso “Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who ...

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Helping Our Kids Be More Creative

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This is fabulous 11-minute presentation, by Sir Kenneth Robinson, on the need for our educational system to change its paradigm. Ken notes some great research, towards the end of the video, about the difference between divergent thinking and creativity. Don’t miss an article (1,900+) – Subscribe to our RSS feed and join our Continuous Innovation group! Mitch Ditkoff is the ...

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Creativity Training and the Soldier

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I knew I was in trouble the moment he smiled. All I could see were four metal teeth — the front ones — the ones people use to bite things. Like an apple. Or the head of an outside consultant teaching a class on creativity to 24 managers at AT&T. His nametag said “John Andrews,” but when it was his ...

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Americans Obsession With Numbers

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Here is a wonderful article by Rupert Cornwell on American’s obsession with statistics — or what Charles Seife, NYU Professor, has deftly named “proofiness” — “the art of using bogus mathematical arguments to prove something that you know in your heart is true — even when it’s not.” Charles and Rupert are in good company. Approximately 9 out of 10 ...

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Ch… Ch… Changes!

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“The act of creation begins first as an act of destruction.” – Picasso Face it. No one likes change. No one likes chaos. No one likes starting all over again — especially the older we get. Get over it! The only way the species survives (and your organization) is by adapting to change — and change is what’s upon us ...

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The 'M' Word

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I wish I had a nickel for every time someone has asked me if I make money from my blog — and a dollar for every time one of these people has used the “M” word, asking me if I’ve found a way to “monetize” the effort. Well, before I answer their frequently asked question, let me begin with the ...

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