Certainly agree with the gist of the article, i.e. that the CE concept currently is mostly silent on more socially oriented angles. Besides a matter of framing (what if we would start calling the model to strive for Circular Society iso economy..), I cannot think of any reason why the…

Making new connections, for real

Mostly the act of creativity is seen from the creator’s point of view. At the same time, the full creative process by definition does not take place in a vacuum; as creative experts acknowledge: everything is a remix. So how does (better) listening improve the creative process and outcomes?

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In the emerging plethora of predictions about the near future of a world recovering from the corona-pandemic, many people seem to be very certain how this near future will unfold. I am not so sure. …

It’s a popular term nowadays: scaling. Especially scaling up. And while at a first glance it seems very sensible — achieve success, learn from that and scale up the lessons or effort — there are many points of attention. …

My inspiration for this blog comes from the closing event of the course Mastering Creativity (Dutch description) which was taught at two universities in Amsterdam last semester by the Bildung Academy and for which I was fortunate to play a development (and small execution) role. …

In a not completely arbitrary effort (I had a hunch), I watched a dvd on the Galapagos islands recently. As could be expected it was not difficult to draw some inspiration from it. But it does require a bit of skill to translate such inspiration into usable notions in concrete…

In line with previous ponderings about the purpose of Creativity, there’s a more zoomed-out question: how distinctive are the — what I call 3 C’s — Critical Thinking, Curiosity and Creativity? Are they basically the same as some claim, or fully separate phenomena, like others say? Or…

These past few…

Halleluja. A new boost for the relevance of curiosity for business purposes.

Business thrives when curiosity does

With the summer holiday over, it is high time for educators and managers to pay serious attention to their employees (and students). …

Whereas at first sight the title of this post might not be associated with my main themes of Curiosity and Creativity, it secretly is about that. You’ll see. Bear with me. I do have a point :-) There have been many inspirations for snippets in this post, but in the…

Wouter Kersten

Chief Curiosity at The New ABC. Always Be Curious and forget “the box” altogether.

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