Nature Conspiracy Theories

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Announcing a New Journal Just for Those REALLY in the Know.

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Post Like a Pro: 3 FREE Resources to Make Your Social Media Posts Stand Out

Aimee Edgeworth

Are your social media posts a little...boring? Here are my TOP 3 FREE resources to get your social media game on and look like a pro!

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Why You Should Read The Creative Habit

The Edge for Scholars

So you’re not a dancer.  You’re not a musician.  You’re not an artist or a poet.  Why read this book?  Because you have ideas: ideas for new population studies, new treatments for disease, and new ways to look at data.  And this book will give you the habits that beget more good ideas and allow […]

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Where Good Ideas Come From

The Edge for Scholars

Which do you think would help the germ of a thought grow into a brilliant idea: Talking about it with others, who have their own sparkling thoughts and brilliant ideas, and recombining the best parts of each to make them as strong as possible; or locking it away without sunlight and water?  If you chose […]

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Why You Should Work from a Coffee Shop, Even When You Have an Office

The Edge for Scholars

It sounds counter-intuitive, but working at a bustling coffee shop can be less distracting than working in a quiet office.  The change in environment also stimulates creativity, and chance encounters spark new ideas and connections. In the following article from FastCompany, Family Records founder Wesley Verhoeve writes about his experience working from a coffee shop […]

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Yes, You Can Brainstorm Without Groupthink

Rebecca Helton, MA

We are strong advocates of collaboration in innovation, and believe that the proper use of brainstorming techniques is a powerful tool in the collaborative approach. Over our many years of experience, we have seen managers effectively use three simple techniques for avoiding “Groupthink” during brainstorming. From the Harvard Business Review blog network: Yes, You Can […]

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Science's Creativity Crisis: Learning to Innovate

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“Are you as innovative as you want to be? Although eight of 10 respondents in a poll of thousands of workers from the United States, Europe, and Japan in 2012 said creativity was critical to unlocking global economic potential, only one in four felt they were fulfilling their own creative potential. Almost half complained that […]

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