All humans are born with raw creativity ability. Creativity has many dimensions, with multi-faceted truth and myth, manifold knowledge and multidimensional insight. Creativity needs a problem to switch on the “light bulb power,” and the creative person needs a purpose to fuel positive energy.
Digital is the age of innovation. And innovation is what leads to differentiation. There are many ways to differentiate and, therefore, there are many ways to pursue innovation. The purpose of book “Unpuzzling Innovation - Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way“ is to demystify innovation puzzle in a structural way.
The purpose of “IT innovation - Reinvent IT for the Digital Age” is to help business and IT leaders and digital professionals ride above the learning curve, reinvent IT as an innovation hub and game changer;
Creativity has often been analogized as “thinking outside of the box.”
“Out of Box” is a metaphor that means to think differently, unconventionally, or from a new perspective.
The portmanteau word “Insighteers” (Insightful Pioneers) is to describe the people who have both insight and courage to ride learning curve, dare to be the first to do something and take the unique path to drive innovation boldly.
Creativity is a function of imagination, knowledge, psychology, activities, and evaluation. We should keep expanding our thinking box, gaining fresh knowledge, accumulating new experiences, and playing innovation oddball skillfully.
We are in a time of tremendous change, the dawn of digital age, Inquisitiveness is not just the raw intelligence to reflect humans' intellectual curiosity, it becomes the new skills need to be sharpened and focused on to develop creativity.
Just like you dive into the deeper sea for treasure hunting, innovators explore the business opportunities and build their differentiated competency. All that makes them very risky but potentially high rewarding.
Creative problem-solvers have the ability to reframe the circumstances or conditions around a problem and solve it creatively. An innovative problem-solver doesn’t do different things, but they do things differently.
Patterns are defined as “solutions of problems in a context.” Pattern thinking" is a type of creative thinking, because it requires you to keep your eyes open and actively seek out new ideas wherever you can discover them.
Imagination is the seed to grow innovation. An open mind leads to imagination, and Imagination leads to discovery. But without the imagination to "believe in the possible," innovation may not happen.
Either incremental innovation or breakthrough innovation, a structured process helps to select the best of the best ideas, and best focus on organization’s limited resources, But keep the process simple, not simpler; as innovation is progress, and progress is in simplicity.
Thinking outside the box is all about "rule breaking". There is no innovation without disobedience. Constructive disobedience has a positive sense - it’s about the desire to make something better and the willingness to try and explore new possibilities.
Innovators find more viewing spots than the rest. They find angles to wiggle through where most are unable to even envision a place where there is an angle. They have the ability to connect the unusual dots and see things via the broader lens.