Creativity Quartet 2020


The Creativity Quartet 2020 are 52 playing cards with 52 corresponding articles on Creativity. The Creativity Quartet 2020 is for professionals that want to understand creativity in its richness, to be able to make better use of their own creativity and problem-solving abilities. And for those who want to facilitate the creativity of others. It is our assumption is that if you have more understanding about what you are doing when you are trying to use your creativity, you will be better at it. So go for it!

Wanna have the Creativity Quartet 2020? Inspiration for inspiration

You can have one from the 21st of March 2020: the start of Spring. It doesn’t cost you any money, you pay with inspiration. Either we have a coffee, you send us a book or article, link us to a person, point us to a website, or whatever you think might be valuable for us.

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CQ8: Divine inspiration

19/02/2020 |

Inspiration is a Gift from the Gods. Right. Let’s start our historical review with the Big 3: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. I will shortly mention t

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creativity, creativiteit, historical beliefs

CQ 7: History is awesome!

12/02/2020 |

If you would tell me twenty years ago that I would say that history is awesome, I would have kept you for a fool. I was born in the 80s and I grew up

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creativiteit creativity attitude

CQ6: Creativity: 3 reasons to love it & 3 reasons to hate it

05/02/2020 |

Last year’s Summer I was at the Creativity Conference in Oregon. I was triggered by the word Cranxiety* introduced by Adam Green who does research on

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CQ5: Creativity is thinking outside the box. But which box?

28/01/2020 |

The phrase ‘outside the box’ is often associated with creativity. Besides outside the box thinking, there are outside the box methods, outside the box

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creativity creativiteit idea generation

CQ4: No.1 WRONG assumption on Creativity

24/01/2020 |

In the previous two articles, I explained the Western social and economic landscape in which creativity had a chance to become a valuable ability. Thi

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CQ3: ‘Creative industries’ should go

16/01/2020 |

Last Summer I was at a creativity conference with the title: Dutch Creativity Festival, organized by the ‘ADCN: Club for Creativity’. I did not check

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CQ2: Creativity in The West anno 2020

08/01/2020 |

The West anno 2020: we all need to be creative. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) research ‘The Future of Jobs’ (2016) stated that creativity would be

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CQ1: ‘Creativity is a lazy word’

02/01/2020 |

Firstly, I wish you a happy, healthy and a h…[fill out your own h-word] 2020!   Secondly, starting today I will post an article on creativity on my we

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What others say

Henk van der Steen (facilitator@Troje)

The training ‘Creativity & Problem Solving: the real deal’ gave me both a broader and more indepth insight in creativity and problem solving, eventhough I thought I was quite familiar with both concepts. Besides the suprising theoretical support, was the training highly interactive. Willemijn is, as expert and trainer, a pleasant, energetic and sparkling personality. I definitely recommend this training, also when you think you know everything creativity or if want to work on creativity with your team.

Annemarie Boereboom (New Business Developer@Vialis)

The training ‘Creativity & Problem Solving: the real deal’ gave me a lot more insights than I expected beforehand. I was a bit afraid of ‘the usual brainstorm tips’. This training proved me wrong. The connection between theory and practice really provided me with new insights, and with tools for me and my team to make our own creative sessions more valuable. I haven’t seen a training on this topic with this much depth. I recommend this training to professionals that are interested in creativity and the way to innovative solutions!

Nel Mostert (facilitator@MCCIM)

It is about time that somebody builds a solid base of the fragmented and therefore heavily under-used collection of creativity research, knowledge & tools. This base that Willemijn is building, will offer the ‘world of creativity’ a balanced view of what it consists of, how it can be applied and, ultimately, how this knowledge can make our world a better world through offering humankind a view of the wealth of connecting possibilities that creativity offers.

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