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Evening: Abstracting Skill

This is our third meeting on the 13 Skills of Spark of Genius.  This evening we will practice Abstracting.  It is the technique of reducing to the essence of something.  Picasso was noted for this skill (besides the cubist perspective).   

On a related note, Curt led us through several Innovation Lunch discussions about the essence of creative thinking tools.  During the Summer 2013 we looked at Paul Plsek's three essential principles of all creative tools:  Attention, Escape, and Movement.  (Directed Creativity web-site)

This evening we will explore activities that help pare away the outer layers of objects and ideas so we can see their core.  Please join us for discussion and activities to improve your skill of Abstracting. 

References:

• A PDF with a brief description of all 13 skills is Thirteen_Thinking_Tools.pdf

• Sparks of Genius The 13 Thinking Tools of the World's Most Creative People by Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein.  ( Amazon Link )

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