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There's a movement brewing built upon leveraging the transformative power of creativity to help us work and create better so that we can produce work infused with meaning. Discover how by knowing your Why, instilling tiny habits to cultivate your creative spark, and finally, fomenting creative collaboration based on the tenets of improv and open spaces, you can take the spark of Creativity (R)Evolution and use it as the impetus to push you, your teams, and your companies to create Betterness.


  • The Creativity (R)evolution Denise R. Jacobs South by Southwest Interactive Austin, Texas 8 March 2014
  • I am: @denisejacobs This fine event: @sxsw #sxsw #sxswi Im talking about inciting a: Creativity #REvolution For the Twitters
  • When 1 1
  • Darwins wing man
  • A Sneeze of laughter
  • Course change
  • Today. Now.
  • Conferences = potential for change
  • Ideas are sparked
  • New social networks
  • The initial excitement
  • Taken over by habit
  • How to take it home? Sustain it?
  • Vocations & Aspirations Photo by Derek Kearney
  • Im not the only one who thinks so
  • Creativity is critical
  • Creativity (R)Evolution!
  • All gatherings are opportunities
  • Nurture the Creative Spark
  • The Roots of (R)Evolution
  • Who here feels like they are creative?
  • Creativity is all about making connections and seeing patterns. - Bruce Nussbaum, Creativity Intelligence
  • What is the creative spark?
  • Everyone has it
  • Umair Haque
  • The sum total of human effort can add up to not merely more, but to better. - Umair Haque, Betterness: Economics for Humans
  • Betterness? Betterness!!
  • (R)Evolution Revolution
  • The Foundation
  • Our model: the coral polyp
  • Builds rich environments
  • Creates new land forms
  • Tiny Habits
  • The structure
  • 1. In the positive 2. Present tense 2 modifications
  • Anchor to a current habit
  • Congratulate yourself
  • Big results
  • From Spark to Flame
  • Two levels
  • The Personal
  • Are you a terrorist to yourself?
  • Obsessing about preventing bad things from happening also prevents good things from happening, or sometimes prevents anything from happening at all. - Scott Berkun, The Year Without Pants
  • You are the gateway
  • Its all about you being self-ful
  • The Oxygen Mask Theory
  • Love what you do. Do what you love.
  • The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. - Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement speech
  • By nurturing your own spark
  • Youll begin to open up
  • And then magic happens
  • Self-ful transforms to
  • Selfless
  • One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself. - Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project
  • How?
  • Recognize your brilliance
  • DO NOT focus on your weaknesses
  • You will only improve 10-15 % (and it will be painful) - Tom Rath, Strengths Finder 2.0
  • Enjoy + Good at + Feeling Empowered
  • = Empowered Play
  • Also =
  • Power Pose
  • Need help? Channel your inner kid Photo: Denise Jacobs
  • The masters will help you Photo: Nick Garza
  • Hint: it be easy and/or will feel like play! Photo: Nick Garza
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T
  • Photo: Julian Harty Feed your soul, dont kill it
  • Shift into the habits you want to develop
  • Think of several topics you are a bad-ass in. Write up 1-2 talk descriptions based on your interests and expertise. Be courageous and share them with peers. Homework: Write a talk description
  • 8 April 2014 Check-in date
  • Think of 1-2 tiny habits you will do