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2 Creativity "Capital isn't so important in business. Experience isn't so important. You can get both these things. What is important is ideas. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life." — Harvey Firestone

3 What is creativity? the process of producing something that is both original and worthwhile Looking at things in new ways Finding ways to solve problems.

4 What can creativity do? How has creativity affected our lives?

5 Personal Traits of Creative People What traits do creative people share? Read this article: Rowse, D. (2007, May 9). 9 Attitudes of highly creative people. Retrieved April 12, 2011, from of-highly-creative-people/ of-highly-creative-people/

6 How do you demonstrate creativity? Challenge the usual: Ask, “What if…”, “Why…?” Think backwards: Determine the goal you want to achieve Work backwards to determine the steps needed to get there. Be flexible—problems are opportunities waiting for a solution: Post-It Notes Brainstorm now; judge later.

7 How can you develop creativity? 20 Tips from Psychology for Boosting Creativity Read this article: how-to-boost-creativity.htm

8 Using Creativity to Solve Problems Problems are really opportunities! Routine problem solving means doing the same thing over and over to come up with the same old solutions. Creative problem solving includes coming up with new, innovative ways to handle situations.

9 Examples of Creativity in Business Did you ever think, “WOW!! Why didn’t I think of that?” Red Box started by McDonald’s to get more people into the restaurant Amazon.com started as an on-line book store. Jeff Bezons wanted the name to start with an “A” so it would be listed early in alphabetical order

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