Archives of #resourcefulness

What is Creativity?

Creativity. How do we unpack it, let it out and work with it? How do we make it safe for our teams to play with it? How do we handle failing (which, let’s face it, few people really enjoy)? I recently discussed the ins and outs of creativity in the workplace via webinar with the…
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Bite the Plate: accidents breed innovation

I’m a printmaker (among other things) which means I make intaglio etchings – like this one. There are many of ways of doing this, but all basically involve etching a groove in a ‘plate’ of some sort, then smearing it with ink, rubbing that back so that the ink remains in the grooves, and transferring…
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Warped Thinking

I  am totally, tragically addicted to WordWarp. It looks harmless enough. Basic anagram game App: 6 scrambled letters, a list of blank word spaces, 2 minutes, go.  If you don’t get the 6 letter word, it’s all over red rover. If you do, you go onto the next level and your score accumulates. SO. On…
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Garbage Farming

Kibera is Africa’s largest slum  (with over 1 million inhabitants) and one of the most spectacular testaments to the transforming power of human ingenuity I’ve ever seen.With huge limitations on land, energy, water and food, people’s survival depends on how ingenious and innovative they can be. My favourite story is of how a local farming…
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