Creativity First, Innovation Will Follow

Dear Reader,

I found this eye-opener of a post on my LinkedIn feed, and I thought you’d like to know : The Rule to Mastering Anything.

The Office Blend

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I am officially obsessing about creativity.

This has everything to do with all of the interest in innovation.

Discussions about innovation seem to be everywhere — yet, we don’t to fully understanding how to cultivate it. Yes, innovation is a critical concept in today’s workplaces. However, I can’t help but think that we might be putting the cart before the horse. Which leads me to one crux of the innovation dilemma. When it comes to innovation — don’t we need creativity to be there first to pave the road?

Where creativity is concerned it is wise to learn from the masters. I’ve just listened to HBR’s interview with Ed Catmull, President of Pixar Animation Studios. Undeniably, the folks at Pixar seem to have a handle on the creativity realm, and the innovative results which follow. Catmull explains that the dynamic they have built at his studio isn’t perfect. However, the…

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Not Just Empty Words

Hi!

This is an answer to the Question of the Day post here. Without any further ado, viola, the question.

What sentences (about anything) have stopped you in your tracks and changed your life?

“There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.”

Elizabeth Bennet, Pride and Prejudice

“The true voyage of discovery consists not of going to new places, but of having a new pair of eyes.”

“”This is for you,” he said, holding one of the parts out to the monk. “It’s for your generosity to the pilgrims.”
“But, this payment goes well beyond my generosity,” the monk responded.
“Don’t say that again. Life might be listening, and give you less the next time.””

The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

There was also the title of an article : “How Perfectionists Can Get Out of Their Own Way”.

 

How would you  answer the question? Post on the comments or on your own blog and let’s give people things to think about.

Love,

Priya

 

Judge Me by My Playlist

Hi y’all!

(Yeah, Chandler Bing moving to Tulsa is rubbing off on me [The One with Rachel’s Other Sister Season 9 Episode 8])

So, I bring to you this post about ten songs which appeared on the Rhythmbox Music Player (I use Ubuntu) via the Shuffle setting. It is inspired by my friend’s post.

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Printed Pages and “What do they do to me, man, hypnotism?”

Hi Readers!

I am back with a new short post (which, again, I started writing three days ago, but, the margin’s closer than the previous post‘s).

This one is a celebration of sorts.

😀

I just finished reading my 100th book since I discovered Goodreads!

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What was 2017?

Hi!

I started this draft about a month ago, what does that tell you? That I was stumped. I was stumped like someone running into the blocked barrier at Platform 9 and three-quarters at King’s Cross, London.

Last week, thankfully, I attained a day of revelation, as I logged into my Google account and opened up my Maps timeline. Now, I have something to say about 2017.

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The Timeless One

Hello everyone!

It has been a long time.

I have been a bad blogger.

And, I am going to hell.

I KNOW.

I’m so sorry, folks! If you need a short recap of the last few months, here goes.

  1. I got more responsibilities at work
  2. People (including me) got sick a lot in October
  3. Diwali was celebrated
  4. I went to the Bangalore Literature Festival
  5. I started on NaNoWriMo, despite my misgivings (I wanted to focus on my two novels, you see. But, NaNo kinda creeps on you and tempts you in so many ways. This time, I got #SuspenseProject.)
  6. I went to FRIGGIN’ MUMBAI, baby!
  7. I had my first ever Comic-con

Let’s go back to the subject matter of this post (point 6). Go ahead, have a look at our pictures!

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