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Anticonventional thinking (ACT) is a new method for collaborative creativity. It has been developed by Jeffrey and is in use in a growing number of organisations globally.
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Latest Articles on all Themes
Humanise Your Business
Big data is revolutionising how businesses understand their customers
and employees. However, as businesses become more data-driven, they lose their
human element which does business no good over the long term. Indeed, businesses
that retain and exploit t...
I have been asked by your CEO to inform you that the company is implementing
an innovative new business model that will change the way our organisation works.
Efficiency will be vastly improved while allowing us to serve our customers
faster, better and in creative new w...
The Innovation Manager's Dilemma
The world's most innovative companies do not have people holding the positions
of innovation manager (or directors or vice presidents) for the simple reason
that it is not necessary. Top innovating companies already have cultures that
foster creative thinking and the impl...
If you have been paying any attention to the world these days, you have doubtless
heard about mindfulness which
Psychology Today defines as:
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the pr...
Innovation Consultant, Innovate Thyself
Seven Things Every Creativity & Innovation Consultant Should Do
If you are a consultant or trainer in the field of innovation; if you are someone
who helps clients generate and implement ideas, you clearly believe in the importance
of innovation in business today. So, I hope you are a...
A creative profession?
By Jeffrey Baumgartner
Recently, I was riding my banged up old bike along a bicycle path that runs
parallel to the train tracks when I saw a beautiful, new racing bike leaning
unlocked against a tree. I as...
Creativity Podcast Interview
I Speak with Mukesh Gupta about Creativity, Innovation and Anticonventional
Mukesh Gupta has recently interviewed me about creativity, innovation and anticonventional
thinking. He has put the resulting conversation into a
podcast which you can listen to or download from here.
Mukesh, incidentally, is a great guy with wide ranging business experience.
You can learn more a...
New Anticonventional Thinking (ACT) White Paper
By Jeffrey Baumgartner
I have updated the anticonventional thinking (ACT) white paper. It includes
a description of the method, explanation of the logic behind it and a little
ACT In Your Organisation
Note: unless indicated otherwise in the bi-line above,
this is an original article by Jeffrey Baumgartner which was first published
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Brainstorms Don't Work?
Have you tried brainstorming only to be disappointed with
Don't worry. There's a better way: anticonventional thinking
The Way of the Innovation
Master, my book on implementing an innovation process in an organisation
Number One Innovation Blogger in 2013!
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Meet him there on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month.