26 October 2013, Kolkata: People braved the rain, dared the flood… made it to the workshop.
The ‘Spark of Creativity’ Workshop organized by Startup Saturday Kolkata and Embassy of Sweden in partnership with Nobel Museum. The Nobel Museum curator Tobias Degsell, conducted the workshop. Snapshots of the same:
About the ‘Spark of Creativity’ workshop:
Our lives today are better because of the million things big and small created by people all over the globe. Whether its the typewriter, the U pin, sliced bread, the computer, stem cells and so on. But life does not stop there. The future will belong to those who will and consciously find ways and means to do better things, to create products, services that make life great for all.
And contrary to the belief that innovation and creativity belong to the laboratory and to researchers, it is something that can be learned, developed and practiced. On an individual basis as well as corporate. It is possible to get better, by finding new ways, processes, or developing new products, not just by the R&D department but by anyone in the organization.
Few take home points:
1. Be persistent. That is the main reason of success and key ingredient of creativity.
2. Trust yourself, to the levels of being disrespectful of others. Yes. You read that correct.
3. Communicate and Network. Extremely important. Be visible and audible. Be a part of the community.
4. Work for your dreams.