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In the Shower with Picasso

Book Description

Increasing creativity is now a priority – a driving force in the 21st century. We are constantly in need of new and significant ideas to ensure sustainable growth, whether personal or in business, nationally or internationally. This requires us to have the necessary skills and imagination to envision the new.

The good news is that everyone has the potential to be more creative at work and in their personal lives. The question is, do we dare? This book takes a unique look inside creativity’s black box, learning from Danish personalities and organizations that have made an impact across the world through their various forms of creativity and imagination. By doing so, the authors have created a new (Danish)

Model of Creativity:

  • Creativity thrives on the edge.
  • Breaks or regular pauses in the day’s routines are necessary if you wish to remain creative (think Picasso’s idea-generating baths!)
  • Creative courage is decisive.
  • Maximized development alongside limitations represents a powerful combination in the creative process.
  • Creativity requires managerial drive.
  • No creativity without employee involvement.

It is designed to inspire and teach us how to bring out the true creativity in us and apply it with imagination, confidence and courage in our work and life.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Chapter 1: Everyone Can be More Creative!
  8. Chapter 2: Dancing Along the Edge of the Box
  9. Chapter 3: Passion as the Driving Force of Creative Processes
  10. Chapter 4: The Wunderkind of Danish Architecture on a Date with The Little Mermaid
  11. Chapter 5: On the Shoulders of Francis Bacon
  12. Chapter 6: Aqua, Summer Ballet, and the Great Doubt
  13. Chapter 7: Showering with Einstein and Picasso: Working with the Creative Breakthrough
  14. Chapter 8: Absinthe, Coke, and Burnt Easels: Can We Force Creativity Through Doping, and is Madness the Same as Brilliance?
  15. Chapter 9: The LETT Law Firm: Developing a Creative Culture and Overcoming Resistance
  16. Chapter 10: Pernille Aalund’s Aversion to Pretty Glass Partitions: The Orgasmic Breakthrough and Discovering Creative Workspace
  17. Chapter 11: Sarah Lund from The Killing, the Blue Elephant, and a Bit about LEGO: Creativity as a Question of Working on the Edge
  18. Chapter 12: Let’s Get Naked and Win That Emmy: Passion in a Business Context
  19. Chapter 13: Keeping the Boiler Going
  20. Chapter 14: Noma, the World’s Best Restaurant: A Manifesto and an Explosion of Ideas
  21. Chapter 15: Saturday Sessions at Noma and the Weird One We Keep in the Closet: Making Creative Processes Possible Among Employees
  22. Chapter 16: Ami James,, and the Closed Door
  23. Chapter 17: Herlufsholm School and Reclaiming Creativity
  24. Chapter 18: Global Challenges and the Danish Creativity Model?
  25. References and Inspirational Literature
  26. Backmatter
  27. Backcover