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The First Instinct Fallacy means going with your first impression of what you think is correct because your first instinct is the best.
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You have certainly heard the phrase, “Think outside the box.”, but here is a new phrase to try on: “Think outside the biological.” Find out what I mean, and why it is SO IMPORTANT when you’re trying to solve a problem.
I recently realized that the last that you folks heard from me was in May. Time flies! Here’s a peek at what I’ve been working on.
The answer to “How do you move people from a one-off creative team meeting to internalizing principles of creativity in your work and life?”
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.
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,...
Roger Firestien gave a talk at the virtual TEDx Omaha event on February 18, 2021
The theme of TEDx Omaha 2021 was IGNITE.
Working with an actual client on a real problem, I’ll guide you through the entire Creative Problem-Solving process, from identifying an initial goal to developing specific action plans.
I’m offering a full online course on facilitating the Creative Problem-Solving process and it is FREE!
For years, my effervescent and charming neighbor, Mrs. Ott has strongly encouraged me to do something with the concrete slab in front of my house.
This coronavirus pandemic has shown us what I’ve been telling people for 40 years: we are ALL creative and we all create in different and valuable ways.
Throughout her life, Mom has been a doer, a mover, and a changemaker in the lives of those around her. See what she’s doing during this COVID-19 pandemic.
I want to take you on an eight-minute vacation to one of my favorite places, the farm.
I was recently interviewed by Training Industry on why brainstorming sessions usually fail.
What is it that you love? What is it that you are passionate about? What must you do? Whatever it is, do it for love. Do it to make a difference in the world.
The number one myth about creativity is that only a few people are creative, and those people are artists and musicians. THIS IS FALSE.
Roger talks with Skip Prichard about Creating Breakthrough Innovation for you and your team.
If you want creative ideas, you need creative questions. Lots of them. How do you do that? I’ll tell you how.
On September 19 at the Museum of Science, I officially launched my latest book, Create in a Flash: A leader’s recipe for breakthrough innovation.
I travel on airplanes a lot. You know the airplane routine. You settle into your seat. The plane takes off and the person next to you strikes up a conversation. For me it goes like this…
Every year my family gives an award to outstanding graduate students at the Center for Applied Imagination. Meet this year’s recipients.
Would you be willing to spend $1.50 to save $200,000 a month? Have I got a deal for you. Read on. No, this isn’t a gimmick. It’s real, it works.
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...
Want to celebrate your 88th birthday AND be incredibly creative? Then do what Ruth does.
Join Dr. Roger Firestien at St. Joseph University Parish on Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm for a free session on Creating Your Future. The difference between the winners and the “also ran” are the visions and powerful images they create about their future. This is true...
The results are in! Thanks to all of you who entered the contest to choose a tagline for my upcoming book. But, wait! There’s more!