jamming the art and discipline of business creativity

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Author : John Kao
ISBN : 9780061873089
Genre : Business & Economics
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In today's competitive environment, creativity is no longer an option. Companies that understand how to manage creativity in their people, organize for creative results and willingly implement good new ideas will triumph. In Jamming, John Kao also offers an approach that demystifies a topic traditionally confounding to businesspeople everywhere. He begins by showing how creativity, like the musical discipline of jazz, has a vocabulary and a grammar. It is a process, and because of that it can be observed, analyzed, understood, replicated, taught and managed. He explains how creativity needs a particular environment in which to blossom and grow. Like musicians in a jam session, a group of businesspeople can take an idea, challenge one another's imagination and produce an entirely new set of possibilities. Kao reveals how managers can stimulate creativity in their employees, explores the impact of information technology on creativity, looks at the globalization of creativity and shows how to ensure the loyalty of people who design, build and deliver today's vital products and services.


Author : Icon Group International
ISBN : 054638420X
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Clearing The Mind For Creativity

Author : John Kao
ISBN : 9780132139175
Genre : Business & Economics
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John Kao learned a lot about creativity and innovation during his years teaching at the Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab but also as a serial entrepreneur, psychiatrist, movie producer, and jazz pianist. He wrote about the topic in Jamming--The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity, a BusinessWeek bestseller that has been published in more than a dozen languages. Now, he’s distilling what he knows into a series of brief, practical guides. The topic of this one is how to clear the mind to make way for creativity and the great ideas that follow. Come with me to Harvard. My classroom is like many others at the business school. The setting is casual and comfortable, yet conducive to drama. I lower the lights and ask my students to shut their eyes. “Picture yourself in five years,” I tell them. “Are you alone or with another person? Where do you live? Where do you work? What are you doing right now? What do you smell? What do you taste? Touch the object nearest you. What do you feel?” My students smile. I know what they are experiencing. They are playing parts in a mental performance. Initially, they are surprised by what they are imagining, but soon they are engrossed. One is walking through Washington’s corridors of power. Another is climbing an Alpine rock face. Another is standing in the Shanghai Stock Exchange. After five minutes or so, I turn up the lights and ask how they feel. They are energized, emotional, inspired....

Perform Or Else

Author : Jon McKenzie
ISBN : 9781134538614
Genre : Performing Arts
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'Performance' has become one of the key terms for the new century. But what do we mean by 'performance'? In today's world it can refer to experimental art; productivity in the workplace; and the functionality of technological systems. Do these disparate fields bear any relation to each other? In Perform or Else Jon McKenzie asserts that there is a relationship cultural, organisational, and technological performance. In this theoretical tour de force McKenzie demonstrates that all three paradigms operate together to create powerful and contradictory pressures to 'perform...or else'. This is an urgent and important intervention in contemporary critical thinking. It will profoundly shape our understanding of twenty-first century structures of power and knowledge.

Leadership Resources

Author : Center for Creative Leadership
ISBN : 1882197577
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 67. 81 MB
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Since 1986, HRD professionals, corporate trainers, educators, and managers have used this volume to identify materials that can help them better understand issues of leadership and leadership development and apply that understanding in their organizations and classrooms. Drawn from numerous sources and carefully reviewed by the editors, the information in Leadership Resources includes descriptions of current writings and films on leadership, a list of active leadership organizations, websites offering leadership resources, and announcements of annual conferences and meetings. Information on development instruments and exercises introduces many powerful techniques and strategies for enhancing personal growth and learning. A new, simplified organization allows for easier subject browsing, and subject, author, and title indexes provide detailed access to all parts of the book.

Leading And Managing Creators Inventors And Innovators

Author : Elias G. Carayannis
ISBN : 1567204856
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Explores, in the global context, the conditions and environment necessary to promote innovation, creativity, and knowledge transfer at all levels--individual, team, organization, and regional/national economies.

The Creative City

Author : Charles Landry
ISBN : 9781849772945
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 42. 4 MB
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The Creative City is a clarion call for imaginative action in developing and running urban life. It shows how to think, plan and act creatively in addressing urban issues, with remarkable examples of innovation and regeneration from around the world. This revised edition of Charles Landry's highly influential text has been updated with a new, extensive overview.

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