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Prince & The Muppets on
Prince & The Muppets on "How Do You Get Ideas?"
Photo credit: Muppets Tonight Clients who have not yet worked with Ideas To Go often wonder how we help teams stretch their thinking to develop new ideas in ideation sessions. Stimulus lists, an ...
Thinking Outside the Electrical Box
Thinking Outside the Electrical Box
I came across a story on NPR that really had my brain circuits firing. It was about how the Amish are adopting the Industrial Age by adapting electrical power tools to fit their way of life, as well ...
The Case for Teaching Ignorance
The Case for Teaching Ignorance
This week the New York Times featured an article in The Opinion Pages titled "The Case for Teaching Ignorance." The author, Jamie Holmes, writes on the study of ignorance, which arose from the idea ...
How Stress Toys Could Be Helping You Focus at Work
How Stress Toys Could Be Helping You Focus at Work
Earlier this summer, we ran a Creative Distraction Challenge asking readers to share their favorite desk toy. Apparently we're not the only ones obsessed with creative play—Julie Beck's recent ...
Turn Your Brain On With Toys
Turn Your Brain On With Toys
Creativity In Motion NYU researchers recently released a study finding that distraction and creativity go hand-in-hand...literally. The research examined how hand movements with common desk gadgets ...
How Distraction and Creative Play Help You Think
How Distraction and Creative Play Help You Think
Have a penchant for doodling, flipping a felt tip, or bending paper clips? There's a good reason for it—being distracted can help you think. NYU researchers recently released a study finding that ...