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    Why perfectionism is a foe of creativity and innovation

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 15/09/2016

    » Perfectionists, be warned: this article isn't perfect. I started it around midnight a few days ago when I first got the idea. I continued working on it in a coffee shop the next morning, and completed it in between two meetings, all the while knowing it wouldn't be perfect.

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    Fear of losing may be why you're not winning

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 14/08/2014

    » As part of the decision-making course I teach to graduate students in business, I introduce them to prospect theory and the related cognitive biases. One of these biases, loss aversion, helps explain why many individuals and organisations are unable to realise their full innovation potential.

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    Fresh innovation lessons from the 2014 World Cup

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 17/07/2014

    » On Sunday, the final of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil was played. A month of dramatic matches and great performances showed us what it takes to succeed on football’s greatest stage. And the lessons learned there can help us to succeed in business generally and in innovation specifically.

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    World Cup footballers can give innovation lessons to business

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 05/06/2014

    » Next week the 20th Fifa World Cup will begin, and for the next month much of the world including me will focus on the momentous trifle that is football. Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Everything is connected to everything else.” So let’s connect our passion for football to our passion for innovation. What does a team need to win the World Cup? And how can that help us win at innovation?

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    Creativity is ... (Part 2)

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 04/07/2013

    » Two weeks ago, I shared with you some fundamental aspects related to the concept of creativity. Inspired by the popular 1970s cartoon series "Love is", we discussed eight essential features of creativity or what it means to be creative or to create. Today, let me share with you another eight features of what "Creativity is":

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    Everyday opportunities

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 04/02/2013

    » If we meet the world with an open mind, receptive to what we encounter, the world will give us ample food for creative thought. Here are four situations I experienced recently. Each one of them got me thinking about broader meanings.

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    Think positively, Think creatively

    Business, Detlef Reis, Published on 07/06/2012

    » In my previous column, we learned that when creating, we should avoid being overly critical, negative and sceptical and instead adopt a positive, cheerful, playful attitude. But how can we do this? Here are five tips to help develop the positive mindset of a creator.

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