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IDEA & OPPORTUNITY > Creativity Exercises
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CREATIVITY EXERCISES/ PROJECTS
Bad idea to good idea
Contributor : Tina Seelig, Stanford University, California, USA. | Exercise | 29 Jan 2008
Topic : Idea Generation
A creative exercise that leads the participants through the idea generation process in a hands-on manner. It will also help you teach the most essential entrepreneurial skill of Opportunity Recognition in a very light and humorous way.
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Ideas from a Newspaper
Contributor : Laura Parkin , NEN, Bangalore, India | Exercise | 11 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
Idea generation is required throughout the entrepreneurial process and not just in the beginning of the company building process. In fact it is a critical skill when working within organizations, or in many other contexts. This is a simple exercise that helps you to impart this often overlooked skill in your students.
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Brainstorming
Contributor : NEN | Exercise | 04 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
Brainstorming is a creative thought process which brings participants together to generate ideas. This exercise enables a free flow of thoughts within a short period of time leveraging the group's synergy, as participants build upon each others ideas.
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Fifty Rupees Venture
Contributor : Dr.Gayatri Saberwal, IBAB, Bangalore | Assignment | 04 Dec 2006
Topic : Getting started
A highly interactive, experiential exercise which involves students becoming instant entrepreneurs with limited resources. IBAB, Bangalore students were given 'seed capital' of Rs. 50 to start their venture and the outcome of the exercise is shared here.
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ADDITIONAL EXERCISES
Birth Date Sorting
Contributor : Tina Seelig , Stanford University, California, USA | Exercise | 04 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
This amusing warm- up exercise engages everyone present in a class to loosen up and get into the right frame of mind to actively participate in discussions. It can also serve as an interesting ice- breaker in any program.
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Creativity with constraints
Contributor : Tina Seelig , Stanford University, California, USA | Exercise | 04 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
Innovation loves constraints, especially within entrepreneurial ventures. Recognizing opportunities and leveraging limited resources are qualities of any entrepreneur. This exercise will help orient students to build these skills.
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Entrepreneurs Around Us
Contributor : Ed Rubesch and Tina Seelig | Project | 23 May 2007
Topic : The Entrepreneur Skills
It requires students to interview entrepreneurs to understand the basic aspects of entrepreneurship. It aims to get students thinking about how opportunities are identified and how value is created. It helps them break barriers about communicating with strangers and encourages them to ask questions, which is the best way to learn.
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E-scrabble
Contributor : Tina Seelig , Stanford University, California, USA | Exercise | 04 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
Similar to the board game, E-scrabble is a simple intellectual exercise and acts as a mind teaser for participants in a workshop or classroom. It is an effective warm-up exercise to engage them in organized brainstorming.
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Failure Resume
Contributor : Tina Seelig , Stanford University, California, USA | Exercise | 04 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
The failure resume is an introspective exercise that helps develop an optimistic attitude towards failure. While successful entrepreneurs manage risks well, all entrepreneurs have the ability to accept failure. This exercise will orient students to an entrepreneurial mindset by highlighting personal failures and what they learned from it.
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Gift Box
Contributor : Tina Seelig , Stanford University, California, USA | Exercise | 04 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
A creative exercise that will help participants warm up before a brainstorming session and will help teach the most essential skill- idea generation.
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Look Around You
Contributor : Tina Seelig , Stanford University, California, USA | Exercise | 04 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
This exercise demonstrates how to start looking out for creative ways of solving a problem just as an entrepreneur would. It will be a good beginning to nurture creative ways of problem solving. The exercise demonstrates that solutions to problems can be identified by simply looking around one's own environment.
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Look what I ate
Contributor : Ed Rubesch , Thammasat Business School, Thailand | Exercise | 16 Jul 2007
Topic : Idea generation
This is a creativity exercise that helps participants get to know each other. The title is a pun on words ending in 'ate' like create, innovate, motivate, and activate; words that imply both ideas and action.
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Mind Maps
Contributor : NEN | Exercise | 04 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
Mind mapping is a simple yet powerful tool for the creativity toolbox. It is a non-linear way of organizing information and a technique that allows you to capture the natural flow of your thoughts or ideas.
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One-minute Pitch
Contributor : Ed Rubesch , Thammasat University, Thailand | Exercise | 04 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation, Sales & Marketing
This exercise requires the participant to act as a potential entrepreneur and "sell" his/her idea in one minute. This exercise aims to develop precise communication and presentation skills in students of entrepreneurship.
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True or False
Contributor : Ed Rubesch , Thammasat Business School, Thailand | Exercise | 23 May 2007
Topic : Idea generation
An amusing warm up exercise that helps participants to know each other. It also sets the tone for participant centered learning by engaging each and everyone present in the class.
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Say Yes
Contributor : Tina Seelig , Stanford University, California, USA. | Exercise | 04 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
An innovative warm-up exercise that captures the spirit of entrepreneurship and brainstorming. It opens up the minds of the participants to various possibilities to motivate thinking.
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So much in Common
Contributor : Tina Seelig , Stanford University, California, USA | Exercise | 04 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation, Build a team
An experiential tool that enables people to think out of the box, as entrepreneurs do, and contribute creatively in any situation. This exercise also helps members in a group to get to know each other and enhances team building.
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Idea Generation
Contributor : Prof . Rajendra K Lagu, IIT Bombay | Slide Presentation | 08 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
This presentation emphasizes change as a source of opportunity by giving examples of entrepreneurs who enhanced, extended and specialized certain products and services to create new businesses.
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VIDEO CLIPS OF LEADING ENTREPRNEURS
Are entrepreneurs born or made? - Full version
Contributor : NEN | Video Clip | 11 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
Watch leading entrepreneurs including Kiran Mazumdar - Shaw (Biocon), Capt. Gopinath (Air Deccan), Dr. S Bala Manian (ReaMetrix Inc.), Dr. Romesh Wadhwani (Symphony Technology Group) and Mr. Sridhar Iyengar debate and discuss their points of view.
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Are entrepreneurs born or made? - preview version
Contributor : NEN | Video Clip | 12 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
Watch leading entrepreneurs including Kiran Mazumdar - Shaw (Biocon), Capt. Gopinath (Air Deccan), Dr. S Bala Manian (ReaMetrix Inc.), Dr. Romesh Wadhwani (Symphony Technology Group) and Mr. Sridhar Iyengar debate and discuss their points of view.
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Creativity and fun - the entrepreneur's fuel
Contributor : NEN | Video Clip | 12 Dec 2006
Topic : Getting started
Naresh Malhotra, Director of Café Coffee Day, emphasizes on two ingredients essential for becoming a successful entrepreneur - creativity and intrinsic enjoyment of work.
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Entrepreneurial skill: persistence
Contributor : NEN | Video Clip | 11 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
Bela Katrak, Director of Colorlines, talks about overcoming setbacks and following your dreams. Hear her speak about the power of persistence.
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Are entrepreneurs born or made? - Full version
Contributor : NEN | Video Clip | 11 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
Watch leading entrepreneurs including Kiran Mazumdar - Shaw (Biocon), Capt. Gopinath (Air Deccan), Dr. S Bala Manian (ReaMetrix Inc.), Dr. Romesh Wadhwani (Symphony Technology Group) and Mr. Sridhar Iyengar debate and discuss their points of view.
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It all begins with a dream
Contributor : NEN | Video Clip | 12 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
Bela Katrak, Director of Colorlines, advices aspiring entrepreneurs to dream big. Find out how she rose beyond her dreams.
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What is entrepreneurship?
Contributor : NEN | Assignment | Video Clip | 12 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation, Opportunity evaluation
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon, views entrepreneurship in simplistic terms - pursing an opportunity, creating a job for yourself and building a business.
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Women entrepreneurs - dealing with gender-bias
Contributor : NEN | Video Clip | 12 Dec 2006
Topic : Idea generation
Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon, talks about the initial challenges she faced, all of which only fueled her drive to succeed.
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