Have a great time in Greece. You certainly left me enough to think
about.....LIST the rules that I subconsciously follow. I shall be very busy
for I see the merit in the exercise. Thanks. Jane
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> From: CREA-CPS Creativity and Creative Problem Solving
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> Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2000 8:44 AM
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> Subject: Creativity Challenges 2000-12
> Creativity Challenges 2000-12
> Know the Rules to Break Them
> Welcome to Spiro in Athens, Greece, Joe in Buford, GA, April
> and Rene in
> Atlanta, GA to the growing family of Creativity Challengers.
> Get “out-of-the-box”, break the rules. These are phrases connected to
> “off-the-wall” thinking and thinkers.
> Joel Arthur Barker in his books and tapes has told us for nearly 20
> years that much to most creativity comes from breaking the rules
> (paradigms...his term...breaking crayons my term). So let's practice
> “breaking rules” this week. I suggest while you are
> practicing that you
> break them virtually and figuratively, not necessarily literally or
> truly. Unless you really need to.
> Each day this week take 15 to 20 minutes to list 12 rules that you
> follow knowingly or subconsciously. Then generate lists of 6 benefits
> and 6 detriments for each of your broken rules. Then generate
> a list of
> benefits that the detriments might produce.
> Breaking, going around, avoiding, not noticing, being blind to,
> challenging rules has been a way of life for me most of my
> life. It has
> saved my life a few times on the road and also has cost me jobs,
> projects and probably a few beginning friendships. As an older fart
> these days I try to take a moment or two to do what I am
> challenging you
> to do this week, I think about the benefits and detriments before I
> consciously or deliberately break legal, social, implied or actual
> Have a creatively great week.
> Alan in Athens (Georgia...soon to be Greece for a few days)