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Michael Michalko
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Michael Michalko is one of the most highly acclaimed creativity experts in the world and author of the best sellers Thinkertoys (A Handbook of Business Creativity), ThinkPak (A Brainstorming Card Deck), Creative Thinkering (Putting your Imagination to Work), and Cracking Creativity (The Secrets Of Creative Genius).
Michael Michalko is one of the most highly acclaimed creativity experts in the world and author of the best sellers Thinkertoys (A Handbook of Business Creativity), ThinkPak (A Brainstorming Card Deck), Creative Thinkering (Putting your Imagination to Work), and Cracking Creativity (The Secrets Of Creative Genius).

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SIN ONE. WE DO NOT BELIEVE WE ARE CREATIVE People do not believe they are creative. We have been taught that we are the product of our genes, our parents, our family history, our personal history, our I.Q., and our education. Consequently, we have been…
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Think of one word that can form a compound word with “sauce,” “pine,” and “crab.” Take a moment and think. See if you figure it out. Now, try to form a compound word with “fence,” “card,” and “master.” And last, form a compound word with “bump,” “step,”…
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I do not want my birthday shared on my google main page. I noted in my profile that was information I wanted locked up. I tried to correct it without success. How can I make my birthday private as is my preference

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Why isn’t everyone creative? Why doesn’t education foster more ingenuity? Why is expertise often the enemy of innovation? Best-selling creativity expert Michael Michalko shows that in every field of endeavor, from business and science to government, the…
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WORDS OF WISDOM
WORDS OF WISDOM
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“There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen. There are…
WORDS OF WISDOM
WORDS OF WISDOM
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When people speak of a “fear of failure,” they are really describing a hazy free-floating malaise and feeling of worry or discontent which induces lethargy and explains lack of effort. This malaise protects us from the anxiety that comes with freedom and…
FAMOUS FAILURES
FAMOUS FAILURES
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You’ve got five monkeys in a cage. You’ve got a banana hanging by a string in the middle of the cage. You’ve got some stairs going to the banana. Now pretty soon one of those monkeys is going to go for the banana and as soon as he hits the stairs you take…
DON’T BE A MONKEY
DON’T BE A MONKEY
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At a recent seminar I provided a table with a coffee urn and cups. Some of the cups were exquisite and expensive and others were plain. After an hour into my presentation, I announced a ten minute break and invited the participants to enjoy a cup of…
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Einstein once wrote “The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.” This he believed because he knew that knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth…
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