Category Archives: Business

Bartering: a creative way of ‘doing business’

Postits on postits

Barter is a system of exchange by which goods or services are directly exchanged for other goods or services without using a medium of exchange, such as money. (Wikipedia This used to be the way of doing business in ancient … Continue reading

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The Importance of Away Days for Women

Getting away

It is quite normal to go on off-sites for work: companies offer away days for staff team building and to clarify goals. It got me wondering, “Why don’t we take away days privately? And especially us women?” Whether they work … Continue reading

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How a budget is like sex


I go running during lunchtime 3 times a week. Most often with some female colleagues. Sometimes we talk about life, the Universe and everything, sometimes we shut up and suffer uphill, and sometimes we solve problems in a creative way. … Continue reading

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Enthusiam is the engine of action

Enthusiasm is the engine of action

Enthusiasm gives you the energy to do something. Obviously enthusiasm is greater the more you like to do something. If for example you like to read, it seems clear that you become more active and creative when it comes to … Continue reading

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What’s creative thinking got to do with business?

Creative thinking leads to success

Have you been going over the same problem again and again with no solution? Or is your goal to create a more innovative organization? Well then it’s time to form a new habit. The habit of creative thinking. Everyone is … Continue reading

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The power of partnerships in social innovation

win-win partnerships = shared value

We’ve heard the sayings, “two heads are better than one” and “it takes a community to raise a child”. These speak to our inherent belief in the power of partnerships. “The urge to form partnerships, to link up in collaborated … Continue reading

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9 tips from from Bruce Springsteen on leadership and creativity


I recently went to see Bruce Springsteen in Cologne. It was such a great experience that I want to share a few thoughts with you on how The Boss can teach us something about leadership and creativity. Daylight: Starting a … Continue reading

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3 quick and easy ways to become more creative and knowledgeable at work

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Here’s what I did in one week. 1. Serve at your company’s helpdesk or call center for a day. You get the weirdest (most creative) questions to which you have to find the answer, and in the process, you learn a … Continue reading

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What is the future of value?

The Future of Value cover

Value is at the heart of Create and Connect. So if someone writes a book about the future of value, we are of course the first to want to read it. We were lucky to be able to interview Eric … Continue reading

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You only need 3 things to be creative

The three components of Creativity

According to Teresa Amabile, you ‘only’ need three ingredients to be creative: Knowledge Tools Motivation Great, you say, I know quite a few things, I have some tools in my shed and I am motivated to bits. Bring it on! … Continue reading

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