How would you move Mount Fuji?


Today, I would like to discuss creativity. This word has carried much weight in my thinking process for the past ten years, thanks to Apple.

How do we describe someone who is creative? Creativity is the ability to come up with new and original ideas. It is often associated with art, music, and literature, but it can be applied to any field. Creativity is essential for innovation and progress. It allows us to see the world in new ways and to find solutions to problems that have never been solved before.

We often hear that organizations require current and future employees to have creativity, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking. However, during interviews, do organizations actually extract this information from candidates?

There are many different ways to be creative. Some people are more creative than others, but everyone has the potential to be creative. I do not know how to measure creativity, but we can recognize it when someone thinks outside the box and goes against the norm. However, are you daring enough to speak out? And does your leadership dare to take risks and allow for mistakes? Most of the time, the answer is not very encouraging.

Here are a few ways to practice creativity based on my personal experiences:

READ, LISTEN, WATCH

Read a lot. Read books and articles, listen to podcasts, and watch videos, and documentaries. I admit that I don't really read one book a month, but I do read a lot. We cannot solve our current problems with our current knowledge. We need to get references from other areas and other expertise and try it. I recently completed the book "How would you move Mount Fuji?" and I find the thought-provoking questions quite fascinating.


USER CENTRIC

We are used to thinking, feeling, and acting as the first person to address a situation. However, we are often not the end-user of the product. What we believe is correct may not apply to the end user. Using innovative procedures such as creative design thinking to develop the user journey and solution will add more value to the solution.

For example, let's say you are designing a new product. You might think that the best way to do this is to start by creating a prototype of the product and then getting feedback from the end-user. However, this approach might not be the best for the end-user. The end-user might not be able to understand the prototype and might not be able to tell you what they want from the product.

A better approach would be to start by talking to the end-user and understanding their needs. You could then use this information to create a concept of the product and get feedback from the end-user. This approach would help you to create a product that is more user-friendly and meets the needs of the end-user.

Creative design thinking is a process that helps you to come up with innovative solutions to problems. It involves understanding the problem, brainstorming solutions, and prototyping and testing solutions. Creative design thinking can be used to develop user journeys and solutions that are more valuable to the end-user.

PRACTICE

We do not become creative overnight. Maybe some of you do, I am not too sure. Creativity is like any other muscle in that it needs to be exercised and strengthened. The more you use your creativity, the stronger it will become. You can improve your creativity by doing things like brainstorming, mind mapping, and free writing. You can also try to be more observant of the world around you and look for new ideas. With practice, creativity will become second nature to you and you will be able to use it to improve your productivity in all areas of your life.

CONCLUSION

Finally, I have found that it is important to have faith in yourself and your abilities. When you are trying to be creative, it is easy to doubt yourself, because you are the only one against the whole room. However, it is important to remember that if everyone is thinking about the same thing, then nobody is thinking. Dare to take the leap of faith and jump into a new world.

If you are willing to take risks, lead with faith, and be open to new ideas, you can be creative in any setting. I hope that my story will inspire you to be creative in your own life and career.

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