To find your Ithaka

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In the ancient Greek epic of Homer, Odysseus would after the war in Troy sail home to his wife and his birthplace, Ithaka. During this trip, Odyssey, which took over 10 years, Odysseus experienced a series of exciting adventures before he finally returned home. As for Odysseus, the creative process can be a long and sometimes difficult, but often exciting, journey towards a glorious goal.

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The power of an inspiring vision

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The world history’s most famous vision was formulated by President John F Kennedy in 1961, when he, in the shadow of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the arms race with the Soviet Union, decided to go for a moon landing. His vision was formulated in a single classic sentence: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth before this decade is out“.

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Kraften hos den inspirerande visionen

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Världshistoriens kanske mest kända vision formulerades av President John F Kennedy 1961 när han i skuggan av Kubakrisen och kapprustningen med Sovjetunionen bestämde sig för att satsa på en månlandning. Hans vision formulerades i en enda klassisk mening: ”I believe that this nation should commit itself to landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth before this decade is out”.

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Vad naturen kan lära oss om kreativitet

2017-06-24--13.36.43Vi människor har som art vårt ursprung på savannen, i skogen och nära vattnet. Det är i dessa miljöer vi utvecklats under årmiljonerna till de kreativa varelser vi äri dag, och som, på gott och ont, småningom lyckats behärska den planet som vi här delar med allt annat biologiskt liv.

Kreativiteten får utan tvekan mycket av sin näring från kontakten med andra människor; de oväntade mötena, åsikterna som bryts och de nya impulserna, men åtminstone för mig måste detta konstrateras med intryck och upplevelser från skog och vatten.

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What nature could teach us about creativity

2017-06-24--13.36.43As a human species, we originate from the savanna, the forests and close to the water. It is in these environments we evolved during the millennia to the creative beings we are today, who, for good and for bad, eventually took over the planet we share here with all other biological life.

Creativity, undoubtedly, gets a lot of its impulses from the contacts with other people; the unexpected meetings, the discussions and the new impulses, but at least for me, this has to be contrasted with impressions and experiences from forest and water.

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Fem steg för effektiv problemlösning (och tre till)

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Om du skulle förmodas tro att 1-på miljonen-idén uppstår av sig själv i ett vakuum så tror du ordentligt fel. Allting är en process som börjar redan när vi föds. Att bekanta sig med den här processen är till stor hjälp om man vill träna upp sina kreativa muskler, oavsett om det rör sig om forskning, konstnärligt skapande eller innovationer.

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Five steps for effective problem-solving (and 3 more)

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If you believe that the one-in-a-million idea spontaneously appears in a vacuum, then you’re wrong. Problem-solving is a process that begins already when you are born. Getting acquainted with this process is very helpful if you want to train your creative muscles, be it in research, art or innovations.

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