Manifestos tagged with Innovation & Creativity


Art Is Freedom
Aug. 7, 2013 - By: Erik Wahl
“My name is Erik Wahl and Art has saved me from a life of slavery. I am a recovering suit and tie. I am recuperating from years as a gear in a wheel that barely touched the ground. And now, after rediscovering my Art by freeing my mind and digging to find my inner creative genius, I am a proud survivor of ‘standardized education.’”
If It’s Good Enough for Cars… How Lean Manufacturing Principles Can Help Heal What Ails Us In the Healthcare Business
July 10, 2013 - By: Judy Worth & Tom Shuker
“In healthcare, understanding value to the patient customer is too often limited to reviewing patient satisfaction survey scores. ... Another tool we’d like to see [used] on a regular basis is following a typical patient’s journey end to end.”
Recharge: 7 Ways to Improve Innovative Thinking
May 15, 2013 - By: Debra Kaye
“If companies want to innovate the way successful bold newcomers have, they have to unplug from the constraints of, 'That’s the way we’ve always done it,' and recharge, starting with the mantra, 'Let’s just not do that anymore.'”
It's Smart to Suck (Sometimes)
April 10, 2013 - By: Jake Breeden
“Pride pulls us to do things well, and shame pushes us away from doing things poorly. But in certain critical times—especially when it’s time to do something new—these emotions push and pull us in unwise directions. Sometimes doing your very best is the very worst decision. In fact, sometimes it’s smart to suck.”
Fitting in and Standing Out: Shifting Mindsets from Taking to Giving
April 10, 2013 - By: Adam Grant
“We face a tension between two competing motivations: fitting in and standing out. On the one hand, we want to belong—to experience similarity with others. On the other hand, we want to feel unique—to differentiate ourselves from others.”
How to Boost Your Bottom Line... And Save the Planet, Too
April 10, 2013 - By: Mark R. Tercek
“If you want your company to thrive, you will need to be bold, think big, and be aggressive about pursuing business opportunities that work with the environment, not against it.”
The Self-Publishing Revolution
Feb. 13, 2013 - By: Guy Kawasaki & Shawn Welch
“Shelf space for ebooks is infinite, and anyone who can use a word processor can write and publish a book. These changes don’t mean that books are better—no more than a democratic political system guarantees better leaders—but at least the system is more accessible.”
Leapfrogging to Breakthroughs
Jan. 16, 2013 - By: Soren Kaplan
“Surprise is the enemy. Or, is it? Could we be overlooking—even resisting—one of the most essential catalysts of personal and business breakthroughs? Could we be ignoring the most fundamental tool that anyone can use to create disruptive innovation and change?”
The Creative Instinct: How Big Ideas Happen
Nov. 14, 2012 - By: Nikos Acuña
“Everything that has ever been meaningful in this world was born from someone’s imagination. Everything in this world, including us, started out as an idea, a shadow of possibility.”
How to be an Idea Guru: U.S. Department of Innovation, April 1, 2018
Nov. 14, 2012 - By: Bryan W. Mattimore
“Please Note: The following is a transcript of the introductory workshop for the Department of Innovation’s, How to be an Idea Guru program, held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on April 1, 2018 at the Department of Innovation’s Training Center in Washington, DC.”



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