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  • Want to Innovate? Science Says, “Be A Nonconformist!”

    Do you feel you are a square peg in a round hole? Don’t worry; you could become an innovator if you use your nonconformity to your advantage. With conventional thinking, an EXPERT can only reinvent the wheel. By thinking a different way, an INNOVATOR can combine the wheel with something else, or extend the wheel or its use. Which do you want to be?

  • Build Your Passion: How to Use ION Thinking to Ignite Innovation

    Are you trying to find your passion? Use this systematic approach to awaken your interests and develop them into your personal passion, even in the midst of unimaginative test-centric education.

  • What Is ION Creative Thinking?

    This is creativity in a nutshell. It’s not a mysterious force only available to a selected few. It’s a teachable and learnable skill. It’s there to serve you if you embrace it.

  • Want to Foster Creativity in Children? Science Says, “Nurture Curiosity!”

    Whether you're a teacher or parent looking to foster creativity in children, finding time to indulge curiosity is essential. That's easier said than done in today's demanding climate, with such high premiums placed on immediate achievement and rapid skill acquisition. Have no fear! This article is all about finding space for the joy and magic of curiosity "in the cracks" of modern life, whether you're looking to take on a year long project or only have five minutes a week to spare.

  • Want To Innovate? Science Says, Be Playful!

    Being serious leads to an uncreative, boring life. Innovators are playful and even mischievous.

  • 2018 Creativity Crisis Update: How High-Stakes Testing Stifles Innovation

    This is an executive summary of a follow-up report (2017) of “The Creativity Crisis” (Kim, 2011) that discovered American creativity in decline since the 1990s. The full report has been reviewed by several researchers, but it will not be public until it has gone through a lengthy review process.

  • Want To Innovate? Science Says, Daydream!

    The greatest innovators in the world often daydream, and this characteristic can be credited with making their innovation possible. To develop the daydreaming attitude, one of the 27 characteristics found in the greatest innovators, research says follow this.