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Report 103

Your newsletter on applied creativity, imagination, ideas and innovation in business.

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Wednesday 30 October 2013
Issue 240

Hello and welcome to another issue of Report 103, your twice-monthly (or thereabouts) newsletter on creativity, imagination, ideas and innovation in business.

As always, if you have news about creativity, imagination, ideas, or innovation please feel free to forward it to me for potential inclusion in Report103. Your comments and feedback are also always welcome.

Information on unsubscribing, archives, reprinting articles, etc can be found at the end of this newsletter.



In this issue of Report 103

  1. Cosmic Creativity & Anticonventional Thinking Project Continued
  2. Cosmic Creativity Part 2 has moved


Cosmic Creativity & Anticonventional Thinking Project Continued


In the last issue of Report 103, I began a series of articles on Cosmic Creativity and Anticonventional Thinking (ACT). These articles will eventually be edited into a book of the same title -- with each article a chapter. Along the way, please provide me with your feedback on the articles, the technique and the thinking behind them. Following the publication of the last issue of this newsletter, a number of people emailed me with excellent, thought-provoking feedback. I hope they and you will do the same with this issue!

As a reader of Report 103, you get two benefits from this serialisation of the book. Firstly, you are participating in the development of a new model for understanding and improving creativity. Secondly, you'll gain from the insights of the new book without having to buy it. That said, I will significantly edit everything following feedback and my presenting cosmic creativity and ACT at workshops and conferences.

Catching Up: Your Mind

In the first articles on Cosmic Creativity and ACT, I introduced you to the most incredible place in the universe: your mind. I wrote about visualising your mind and the importance of doing so.

I explained that for nearly every situation, you have a choice of actions to take from doing nothing, to doing the conventional thing to building in your mind a creative action to take. In most situations, of course, there is no need to take creative action. Conventional action is easy, is convenient and tends to work well enough. There is little need to waste time being creative in such situations. However, there are a number of situations where you want or need to take creative action. When these situations occur, it is your mind that builds creative action ideas.

In upcoming articles, we will look at how you can visualise and build creative actions in your mind. Meanwhile, if you have not already done so, I suggest you read the first articles on cosmic creativity and ACT here...


Cosmic Creativity Part 2

I have moved the Cosmic Creativity book project here and you can read Part 2 here.

This should make it easier for you to read the developing book and enables me to update the text and images in one central location.


Your Feedback

What do you think of the two chapters above? I'd value your feedback, comments and even corrections of typos! Just reply to this newsletter or use this form to contact me. Thank you!


Your Cosmic Creativity & Anticonventional Thinking Workshop/Talk

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If so, contact me (reply to this newsletter or follow this link) to discuss your needs. I have worked with fortune 500 companies, medium sized companies, national governments and regional projects in Europe, North America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. I could be working with you and your people.

If your team could be relied upon to devise, develop and implement a steady stream of innovative ideas, what would that be worth to your company and its future?

To discuss your needs, reply to this newsletter or fill in the contact form to get in touch.


The Silly Alternative

Is Report 103 too serious for you? If so, take a look at The Baumgartner Report, an irreverent and humour newsletter that combines the worst features of a blog, a newsletter and a twisted sense of humour!



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Happy thinking!

Jeffrey Baumgartner


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Jeffrey Baumgartner
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Erps-Kwerps (near Leuven & Brussels) Belgium




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