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Creativity is in the Open Space

Creativity is in the Open Space

Don’t be afraid of the open space. Don’t worry about being bored. When you are bored, your imagination kicks in, and your brain goes to a creative place.

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Innovate Constantly:  Find out how

Innovate Constantly: Find out how

What do stampeding cows, waffle irons, tractors, heart doctors, farmers, flying drones, and pacemakers have in common?They are all featured in my new video courses published through the OpenSesame learning platform! OpenSesame is the world's largest elearning company,...

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Roger’s TEDx Omaha Talk

Roger’s TEDx Omaha Talk

Roger Firestien gave a talk at the virtual TEDx Omaha event on February 18, 2021
The theme of TEDx Omaha 2021 was IGNITE.

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Giving Back

Giving Back

Every year my family gives an award to outstanding graduate students at the International Center for Studies in Creativity. Meet this year’s recipients.

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When Mirrors and Elevators Got Married

When Mirrors and Elevators Got Married

What problems are staring you right in the face? Did you ever notice that mirrors and elevators usually show up together? I can’t think of a hotel that I have stayed in that didn’t have a mirror near the elevator. Do you know why? In their book, Turning Leaning Right...

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Drive a tractor. Get creative.

Drive a tractor. Get creative.

Can cows help you to become more creative? Read on to see how driving a tractor, or herding cattle can increase your creative productivity.

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Have a Taste Before You Light Up

Have a Taste Before You Light Up

Want to sell your new idea? Give your customers a taste first. Lighting designer Philip Colarusso, owner of Luminated Landscapes, lights houses and landscapes. Phil has turned night landscapes into works of art throughout Western New York since 1989. He lit my friends...

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