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Creative block is a frustrating condition from which even the most innovative minds occasionally suffer. If some physical or mental barrier is impeding your idea-generation process, allow Saba Ghole to help you get your creative juices flowing. Ghole – chief creative officer at NuVu Studio, an innovation center for teenagers – compiles a list of best practices in creativity. Her colorful, diverse examples, which she presents with humor, will inspire those stuck in the deepest caverns of unoriginality. Though some of Ghole’s points may already be familiar, her lessons are worth revisiting. getAbstract recommends Ghole’s presentation to educators, as well as to artists and innovators.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why viewing the world with a beginner’s mind is central to the innovation process and
  • How to nurture a beginner’s mind.

About the Speaker

Architect and urban designer by training, Saba Ghole is now an education and technology entrepreneur. She is a co-founder and the chief creative officer of NuVu Studio, an innovation center for teenagers.



Zen Buddhism teaches the principle of a beginner’s mind – that is, a mind-set of “radical openness.” This attitude is pertinent to creativity and innovation. NuVu, an innovation studio that runs two-week courses on creativity for middle and high school students, adopts the beginner’s mind approach. ...

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    Paul Chetcuti 3 years ago
    Corporate office spaces will change to feel more like being at home which will help your mind think in a fresh and innovative way that allows all to become a beginner of new ideas.

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