Increasing creativity is now a priority – a driving force in the 21st century. We are constantly in need of new and significant ideas to ensure sustainable growth, whether personal or in business, nationally or internationally. This requires us to have the necessary skills and imagination to envision the new.
The good news is that everyone has the potential to be more creative at work and in their personal lives. The question is, do we dare? This book takes a unique look inside creativity’s black box, learning from Danish personalities and organizations that have made an impact across the world through their various forms of creativity and imagination. By doing so, the authors have created a new (Danish)
Model of Creativity:
- Creativity thrives on the edge.
- Breaks or regular pauses in the day’s routines are necessary if you wish to remain creative (think Picasso’s idea-generating baths!)
- Creative courage is decisive.
- Maximized development alongside limitations represents a powerful combination in the creative process.
- Creativity requires managerial drive.
- No creativity without employee involvement.
It is designed to inspire and teach us how to bring out the true creativity in us and apply it with imagination, confidence and courage in our work and life.
Table of Contents
- Cover Page
- Title Page
- Chapter 1: Everyone Can be More Creative!
- Chapter 2: Dancing Along the Edge of the Box
- Chapter 3: Passion as the Driving Force of Creative Processes
- Chapter 4: The Wunderkind of Danish Architecture on a Date with The Little Mermaid
- Chapter 5: On the Shoulders of Francis Bacon
- Chapter 6: Aqua, Summer Ballet, and the Great Doubt
- Chapter 7: Showering with Einstein and Picasso: Working with the Creative Breakthrough
- Chapter 8: Absinthe, Coke, and Burnt Easels: Can We Force Creativity Through Doping, and is Madness the Same as Brilliance?
- Chapter 9: The LETT Law Firm: Developing a Creative Culture and Overcoming Resistance
- Chapter 10: Pernille Aalund’s Aversion to Pretty Glass Partitions: The Orgasmic Breakthrough and Discovering Creative Workspace
- Chapter 11: Sarah Lund from The Killing, the Blue Elephant, and a Bit about LEGO: Creativity as a Question of Working on the Edge
- Chapter 12: Let’s Get Naked and Win That Emmy: Passion in a Business Context
- Chapter 13: Keeping the Boiler Going
- Chapter 14: Noma, the World’s Best Restaurant: A Manifesto and an Explosion of Ideas
- Chapter 15: Saturday Sessions at Noma and the Weird One We Keep in the Closet: Making Creative Processes Possible Among Employees
- Chapter 16: Ami James, Tattoodo.com, and the Closed Door
- Chapter 17: Herlufsholm School and Reclaiming Creativity
- Chapter 18: Global Challenges and the Danish Creativity Model?
- References and Inspirational Literature
- Title: In the Shower with Picasso
- Release date: September 2014
- Publisher(s): LID Publishing
- ISBN: 9781907794476