Jeffrey Paul Baumgartner - author, artist, motivational speaker - workshop facilitator

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Jeffrey Paul Baumgartner is a recognised international expert on creativity who speaks and holds workshops on the topic globally. He has worked with governments, traditional industries, cutting edge companies and non-profits in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. He is the author of The Way of the Innovation Master, the best selling and rather eclectic guide to seeing up an innovation system in a big organisation, and The Insane Journey, a controversial science fiction humour novel. He is the co-founder of the Brussels Imagination Club and the inventor of anticonventional thinking.

He would love to talk with you about creativity and innovation in your organisation. So, get in touch!


My TEDx talk on anticonventional thinking (ACT)



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My Latest Creativity & Innovation Articles

Innovate What Your Customers Buy
What you think you sell and what your customers buy from you are two different things. Innovation should focus on what your customers buy.

Idea Management Heroes
The best reason to use idea management software is not to collect lots of ideas, but to identify your idea management heroes.

Prohibited Ideas Lead to Creative Ideas
Stuck for creative ideas? Here's a new method for you: be creative by not being uncreative.

Seven Deadly Consequences of Uncreativity
Creativity is promoted as a good thing for any organisation. In fact, it is much more than that. It is essential to any business's survival.

Got a Problem? Dance!
Dynamic problem solving is a new approach to understanding and solving problems, especially problems involving several individuals.

Glorious Mistakes
How does your company deal with mistakes? If continuous learning from your employees, innovation and even breakthrough innovation are important to you, it is critical you embrace mistakes at least as sources for learning and invention.

My anticonventional thinking talk at TEDx
I spoke about anticonventional thinking at TEDxULB. Here is the video.

Giving Your Business Personality Is Good Business
A quick, illustrated introduction to anthropomorphic analysis -- a new concept for giving personality to your business.





I spoke about anticonventional thinking (ACT) at TEDxULB (Université libre de Bruxelles) on 26 June. They described my talk as "the future of creative idea generation."


World Innovation Convention

I am leading a Cosmic Creativity workshop at the World Innovation Convention in Cannes in November.


Jeffrey on screen at Tablelands Innovation Expo

Tablelands Innovation Expo

I spoke on Inner Mind Creativity (aka Cosmic Creativity) at the Tablelands Innovation Expo in Malanda, Queensland, Australia on 16 May.


Radio Interview

Jim Beach interviewed me for his School for Startups show on Liberty Express radio. You can listen to it here (second interview).

Jeffrey Baumgartner in front of banner with  his picture

Entrepreneur Summit in Mumbai

I spoke about cosmic creativity, anticonventional thinking and implementing ideas at The Entrepreneurship Summit 2014 in Mumbai.

While walking around the IIT campus (where the summit was held), I was surprised to see a banner with my face on it (above)!


Innovation Blogger of the Year

I was voted the Innovation Blogger of the year for 2013, which was a surprise as, strictly speaking, I don't write a blog! I write Report 103, a popular eJournal and regular articles on creativity -- which are often republished by other blogs.


My Creative Work

You can find examples of my creative writing, humour and artwork as well as info about my science fiction humour novel, The Insane Journey, at


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Erps-Kwerps (near Leuven & Brussels) Belgium


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