These were our most popular articles in 2018

Over the past 5 years, we’ve written many articles on creativity and innovation. In 2018, out of all those articles, these were read the most:

#1. 15 tips & tricks to find a creative name

Coming up with a creative name that sticks is a tough and difficult process. It often leads to frustration, or even worse: a dull name. Here are 15 tips to help you find that clever name you’re looking for.

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#2. Opportunity seeking; keep your eyes open for new business opportunities

Problem-solving obviously is an important skill. However, just extinguishing fires is not enough to lead your organisation to success. You’ll need to look for opportunities as well.

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#3. Thinking technique: the Analogy

There are many different creative ‘thinking techniques’. The analogy is one of the simpler thinking techniques that helps you gain fresh insights by finding unexpected similarities.

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#4. How To Pick The Best Ideas After A Brainstorm

One of the hardest parts of brainstorming is selecting the most promising options after having generated lots and lots of ideas. With the ‘Brainstorming Evaluation Matrix’ you’ll easily identify the ideas with the most potential.

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#5. How to create an environment that stimulates creativity

The right working environment can stimulate creativity and innovation. Colours, lighting, sounds and arrangement all influence how creative people are. In this article, you’ll find the recipe for a more creative office.

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#6. How To Implement Creative Ideas

Innovating is implementing creative ideas. But doing so isn’t always easy. The secret to turning creativity into innovation lies in turning creative ideas into concrete action-oriented steps.

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#7. 3 Simple Steps to Build a Remarkable Prototype

These days, prototyping is inexpensive and easy. It doesn’t even require a lot of technical know-how. All you need to remember are 3 simple steps that you can follow to prototype literally anything.

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#8. Reversal – change your perspective and solve your problem

It’s often the initial problem definition that limits you in finding a suitable solution. Creative solutions require a change of perspective. A great way to do this is by ‘reversing’ your problem.

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#9. 5 facts about creative thinking

Creative thinking is an essential skill. Unfortunately, many people don’t fully understand what it is and how it can make their lives easier. In this article, we describe five things you should know about creative thinking.

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#10. 10 ways to get employees to take initiative

Having employees with creative ideas is great, yet how do you get them to take initiative? How do you get them from the thinking phase into the doing phase? In this article, we offer you 10 ways to stimulate people to make things happen.

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