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Anticonventional thinking (ACT) is a new creative thinking methodology based on the way artists, writers, composers and other innovative people think and collaborate. As its name implies, ACT is a method of teaching your mind to reject conventional thinking in favour of unconventional thinking when you need to be creative.
I have been giving ACT workshops, talks and facilitation around the world, helping teams in companies, government and non-profits think more creatively so their organisations can innovate more effectively.
Disappointed with Brainstorming
Have you tried brainstorming only to be disappointed with the results? If so, you are not alone. Research has shown what intelligent managers have long known: traditional brainstorming is an ineffective way to come up with truly creative ideas. Learn more about why brainstorming does not work or read about a truly effective alternative: anticonventional thinking.
The Web's Longest Running Creativity & Innovation Resource - Since 1996!
Whether you are an innovation director seeking resources to help you manage innovation better or a CEO wanting to understand the truth about corporate creativity and innovation, you have come to the right place. On the web site, you will find over 100 articles on creativity, innovation and anticonventional thinking.
Read this popular article - "Seven Things the Competent Innovation Manager Should Know"
Learn about Anticonventional Thinking and why it is way better than brainstorming!
My Latest Creativity & Innovation Articles
Humanise Your Business
Ugly Creativity - Why People Dislike Innovation
The Innovation Manager's Dilemma
Consultant, Innovate Thyself
ACT 3.0 White Paper
Difference between typical innovation consultant & me. Read more...
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.
Tablelands Innovation Expo
I spoke on Inner Mind Creativity (aka Cosmic Creativity) at the Tablelands Innovation Expo in Malanda, Queensland, Australia on 16 May.
Jim Beach interviewed me for his School for Startups show on Liberty Express radio. You can listen to it here (second interview).
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.
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