It's cool to be a nerd

Research is a critical part of innovative and design thinking. And one of the best ways to research is to become a nerd. The more nerd-like you are by being fascinated by things that you come across every day, the more likely you’ll find great ideas to help your own.

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Reduce the self-limiting biases that prevent success

Whenever we see something or experience an event, the autonomic response system assesses whether it’s a risk to us and depending on the risk, whether it’s real or imagined, will move us into a fight or flight response. The bad news is, if we have an opportunity in front us that could be great for our career, but it has a hint of risk in it, we either go into a fight or flight response.

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how to turn frustration into innovation

What stops us from being more productive and innovative is not external; it's internal. One of the major obstacles is our 'frustration tolerance'. Psychologists talk about individuals who have 'Low frustration tolerance' (LFT). These people may have the intention to realise an idea, yet at the first sign of trouble, discomfort, or frustration, they give it away.

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Creative partnerships

Creating and realising ideas on your own can at times be a difficult job. This can be made all that much easier if you have a creative partnership. A creative partnership can be as simple as bouncing things off a mate. Here are some things worth considering to help create a motivating partnership for your ideas.

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