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The Business Playground: Where Creativity and Commerce Collide by Mark Simmons, Dave Stewart

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Chapter Six Brain Flash

Using visualisation to come up with creative solutions.

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Picture this, a boat on a river.

If a picture is worth a thousand words and the pen is mightier than the sword, then surely a crayon must be a weapon of mass destruction? Or something like that. The same is true of music, you can never adequately express the ideas in music through words – you have to hear it. Ken Robinson in his book, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, gives this example: ‘The composer Gustav Mahler was sitting in his studio completing a new piano piece. As he was playing, one of his students came into his room and listened quietly. At the ...

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