Coming up with really innovative ideas requires thinking outside the box, getting a bit uncomfortable in our thinking and pushing ourselves a little more in our thinking. Here’s a short #creativity #exercise that you can try as a bit of fun. It is called ‘The 9 #Points #Problem‘.
Imagine we have 9 points up here on the screen. Looking at this now, imagine you have a pen . Try to join up the 9 points or 9 dots using only 4 straight lines and without your pen leaving the screen. How would you join all 9 points?
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As a creativity expert Taylor is a frequent guest speaker at universities and international conferences. He has given keynotes and talks at Apple, Subscription Site Summit in San Francisco, the British Music Show in the UK and at several universities across Europe including University of Dundee in Scotland and University of Macerata in Italy. He is often called upon by media outlets to give his views on trends in creativity and innovation. He has been quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, Miami Herald, Columbus Dispatch, STV, Business Insider and San Jose Mercury News as well as featured on BBC TV and being the subject of a 30minute program on his life for BBC Radio Scotland. As a host on shows about creativity and innovation he has interviewed legendary investor Maynard Webb (Yahoo.com, eBay.com & Salesforce.com board member) and New York Times best-selling writers Chris Guillebeau ($100 Startup), Rolf Potts (Vagabonding), Brand Cooper (The Lean Entrepreneur) and Ryan Holiday (Trust Me I’m Lying). James is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).
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