Talent imitates, genius steals. And then it remixes.

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Today creativity is money. Survey after survey declares it is the most sought after management trait. Academic research suggests techniques for getting more creative. The topic dominates conferences from TED to SxSW. Startups now need a designer among the founders. Creativity is no longer relegated to the wings. It’s center stage.

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Creativity is the new currency

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Everyone’s creative. At least until they have it beaten out of them by education, rules, a pressure to succeed and the risk averse nature of too many businesses. The good news is that we’re seeing the emergence of micro industry destined to help business see the light. It started with Sir Ken Robinson’s famed Ted Talk, was fueled by Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From, and, is now gaining real momentum with an onslaught of books and articles.

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There was one new idea (not) on the Superbowl

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Professional critics, industry experts, colleagues and even students all agree that this year’s collection of SuperBowl ads was OK but not great. It’s unlikely that five or 10 years from now that anything will remain on a best of list. Sure, #bestbuds will rank among the better of the Clydesdale spots. VW’s wings will sit […]

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