"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Saturday, April 25, 2009


I told Dilip Mukerjea just a few days ago about the new book by Dr Stephen Lundin, entitled 'CATS: The Nine Lives of Innovation'. Dr Lundin is co-author of the bestselling Fish! series of business titles.

Last night, with the aid of his repertoire of Adobe softwares, Dilip has created a wonderful map of the key ideas from the book as shown above.

Personally, I have yet to read the book, but I have read several articles on the net [Readers can go to this link to read &/or download one of them] about the topic.

Nonetheless, in a nut shell, the author delineates four obstacles that limit creativity in all kinds of environments:

- negative feedback;
- habit;
- fear; &
- failure of leadership;

He then describes nine techniques for overcoming those obstacles, which include organizing, understanding creativity & the power of provocation.

[More information about the author & other stuff can be found at this link.]

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