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May 6, 2012

Innovation in workplace

by architanasit

These are some really good quotes I came across, which can inspire us being innovative at the workplace. Hope you guys enjoy it  🙂

The organizations of the future will increasingly depend on the creativity of their members to survive. Great Groups offer a new model in which the leader is an equal among Titans. In a truly creative collaboration, work is pleasure, and the only rules and procedures are those that advance the common cause.
—Warren Bennis

My favorite:

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get to the office.
— Robert Frost

I sell ideas and visions. That kind of selling requires a different set of muscles from those that you need to sell products. The challenge is to help people see things that they may not be able to see for themselves. Now, I’m not a visionary from the blinding-flash-of-light school. Instead, I base my ideas on intuition, on facts, and on specific opportunities. The greatest resistance that I encounter from people whom I’m trying to sell to is grounded in discomfort — which really comes from a lack of understanding. So a great salesperson, in effect, knows how to sell understanding.
—Phil Guarascio, GM’s vice-president for advertising and corporate marketing

If NATURE has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea… No one possesses the less, because every other possess the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.
—Thomas Jefferson

May 6, 2012

Exercise that can help you turn into an artist :P

by architanasit

feeling lazy?? This machine by Joseph Griffiths can surely make you active and creative at the same time 😉 Summer is coming, time spent on this is definitely time well spent 🙂

April 25, 2012

How many of us are doing this? :P :P

by architanasit

April 25, 2012

30 ways to stay creative!

by architanasit
  1. Carry a notebook everywhere.
  2. Take Breaks.
  3. Have fun.
  4. Listen to new music.
  5. Surround yourself with creative people.
  6. Drink Coffee.
  7. Get away from the computer.
  8. Quit beating yourself up.
  9. Sing in the shower.
  10. Get feedback.
  11. Collaborate.
  12. Create a framework.
  13. Stop trying to be someone else’s perfect.
  14. Finish something.
  15. Clean your workspace.
  16. Try free writing.
  17. Practice,practice,practice.
  18. Read a page of a good book everyday.
  19. Take risks.
  20. Break the rules.
  21. Be open.
  22. Don’t give up.
  23. Allow yourself to make mistakes.
  24. Go somewhere new.
  25. Don’t force it.
  26. Count your blessings.
  27. Get lots of rest.
  28. Make a list.
  29. Got an idea? Write it down in that notebook.
  30. Get lost on a new place.
April 24, 2012

Elizabeth Gilbert on nurturing creativity

by architanasit

A very funny and surprisingly moving talk from the author of “eat,pray,love”. Her thoughts on common perception about artists and how the rest of the world believes that creativity and suffering ge together is kind of surprising to me. In this talk she tries to break the perception that creativity leads to anguish.

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html

April 24, 2012

Creativity Vs Logic Test

by architanasit

 

This is one really cool test that helps one find out whether he or she uses creative side of his/her brain or logical side. Concentrate on the movements of the lady in the image below.

If you see her moving clockwise, then you’re using the creative side of your brain, that is the Right. Whereas, if you see her move anti-clockwise, then you’re using the logical part of your brain, that is the Left.

Post your answers in comments 😉 enjoy 🙂 🙂

 

 

April 24, 2012

Makes Music when it rains …:)

by architanasit

April 22, 2012

For all those origami lovers!

by architanasit

I found this cool website that shows “how to make different origami pieces” step-by-step. whether you like to make origami shapes of fruits or birds or traditional designs..this is the place for you 😉

http://en.origami-club.com//

Join the Club today 🙂

April 4, 2012

Darwinian Theory of Beauty by Denis Dutton

by architanasit

Intellectually, philosophically and psychologically, if we think about what the experience of beauty is?? Given a serious thought, one can easily see that its is a very complicated subject, I mean, things we call beautiful differ from person to person, also there is a lot of variety. when we think a about beautiful things, so many things comes into our mind at the same time,like a baby’s face, natural landscapes, an artistic painting , a scene from a movie or book, a song and what not! So, to sum it up, as we all know, beauty is in the eye of beholder. Even a person’s culture has a great impact on his taste for beauty.Also there are universal cross cultural aesthetic pleasures and values, for example, Shakespeare is translated in almost each and every language on the planet. American movies go everywhere. If we analyse this universality further, it is believed that it comes from our social environment during evolution as a human. Beauty can also be seen as evolution’s trick to make the surrounding beautiful to have them exert on you a kind of magnetism to give us pleasure by simply looking at them. Same goes for artistic beauty. Our ancestors were very much aware about artistic cave painting, jewelry designing, body painting, thus with the evolution of human and culture, art has also evolved with them. When homoeractus started shaping thin blades of stones, looking at their symmetry and weight, they pretty much don’t qualify as a tool or weapon, they are beautiful to look at even today. They might be literaly the earliest works of arts. As the art evolved, it contained intelligence, personal desires, rare materials,planning ability, consciousness. Over generations, such things helped human gain reproductive advantage over less capable. One thing that is common in our ancestors and our aesthetic craving is that the beauty we find is in skillful performances. we find beauty in something done well. Like, a beautiful stone jewelry for you might be and indication that your ancestor found the art of making that stone beautiful. So, beauty is not exactly in the eyes of beholder but its in our mind, its a gift handed down from the intelligent skills.The beauty of the night sky, silent ocean will be with us and with our  future generations for as long as we humans exist.

March 25, 2012

let the art look back at you!

by architanasit

let the art look back at you!