“IF IT AIN’T BROKE, BREAK IT!” That's the motto of this activity, which is a perfect creativity-boosting replacement for the many irrelevant or silly warm-up activities normally used in training sessions. Unlike most of the other activities in this guidebook, it's not aimed at generating the creative solutions you need, but at exercising your ability to generate insights, the kind that precipitate creative ideas—the very first stage of the creative process (see Chapter 3). Since the quality of the rest of the process depends upon the quality and quantity of your insights, this is a pretty important exercise. In fact, if ...

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