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Do You Need a Reverse Mentor?

Posted in Business as Unusual, Future Proof, Mentor, The Way We See the Problem

Below is a math question from an admissions test for an elementary school in Hong Kong. The question was part of an admissions test for first-graders. They had 20 seconds to answer. Can you solve it? If not, you might want to consider getting a reverse mentor.


A Board of Reverse Mentors

Posted in Blog, Business, Creativity, Innovation, Mentor, Retail

I’ve written about the importance of getting a “reverse mentor” on numerous occasions. I recently happened upon this article highlighting Tesco’s decision to create an advisory board of children ages 9 to 12. To be sure, the board’s directive is focused on a narrow area but the idea of tapping into the creative energy of…


Creativity and Unlearning

Posted in Assumptions, Business, Creativity, Mentor

August Turak has written an insightful post entitled Can Creativity Be Taught. I have also written about unlearning and the creativity process before but I'd like to just highlight a few key points from his article: 1. "Asking radically different questions in a non-linear way is the key to creativity." (If you're looking for some…


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