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We build our programming day by day and session by session to adapt to the needs, strengths and interests of our participants but the main push is based on the work of some of the leading minds below. Articles, videos and other resources linked here inform and inspire our work. Please feel free to comment or send along any great resources you’ve found to add to our library.

Changing Education Paradigms – Sir Ken Robinson, PhD

This is one of the videos that started it all for me. Sir Ken is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. He works with governments and education systems in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. Click here for more…

Creativity, Survival and The Brain – Dr Shelley Carson, PhD

Dr Carson is a Harvard researcher and professor and a leading expert on creativity and the neuroscience behind idea generation. Her work explores how we can measure and stimulate creativity in areas that we use more or less frequently. Her work on creativity and resilience has been referenced in international scientific journals and she has consulted with many companies and the American government. Click here for more…

 
Studying the art world might even hold out the biggest prize of all—helping business become more innovative. Companies are scouring the world for new ideas. They are also trying to encourage their workers to become less risk averse (unless they are banks, of course). In their quest for creativity, they surely have something to learn from the creative industries.

Crush the “I’m Not Creative” Barrier – Harvard Business Review

“Disruptive innovators do it by choice, not chance. Their everyday actions swap out an “I’m not creative” mind-set for an “I am creative” one. And then magical (not mystical) things unfold.”

Embracing Creative Failure – Forbes

“Every bulls-eye is the result of 100 misses. Why don’t we teach our kids this? Why don’t we run our companies that way?”

Nine Lessons Learned About Creativity at Google – Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products and User Experience at Google (now CEO at Yahoo) shares nine lessons learned about fostering creative ideas and innovation based on her experience developing highly successful Web applications at Google

Horizon: How the Creative Brain Works – BBC Documentary

It is a feeling we all know – the moment when a light goes on in your head. In a sudden flash of inspiration, a new idea is born. Today, scientists are using some unusual techniques to try to work out how these moments of creativity – whether big, small or life-changing – come about

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