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  • The Books I Read In 2013

    Having read 50 books in 2012, I upped the ante this year. I still have about 200 pages to go of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and doubt that I’ll be able to finish it before 2014 steps in. So here is my list of books read in 2013. 83 in all – one book […]

    By Arun Verma January 9, 2014 1 Comment
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  • 10 things I did wrong as a Design Entrepreneur

    Read the original piece here. Let me start by wishing each one of you a very happy new year. For those entrepreneurs who have been in the business, may this be the year of the big leap. For those to-be entrepreneurs who’ve been sitting on the fence and tossing between ‘should-I-should-not’, may this be the […]

    By Arun Verma February 28, 2012 Leave a comment
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  • 30 Tips to Help you become a Design Entrepreneur

    Read the original piece here. When YourStory.in asked me to write a monthly piece on design and entrepreneurship, I thought it was a perfect chance for me to reflect on my own entrepreneurial journey as a design entrepreneur. A great opportunity to walk down memory lane, bask in the glory of the unique eureka moments, […]

    By Arun Verma February 28, 2012 Leave a comment
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  • Leadership As A Creative Act

    Why leave a cushy job for a challenging one? The need to engage the artist within, according to Harvard Business writers John Maeda and Becky Bermont. Read the complete story.

    By Arun Verma March 25, 2009 Leave a comment
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  • Knowledge Is A Barrier, It Inhibits Creativity

    Why can’t I see any meaning in life? Life in itself has no meaning. Life is an opportunity to create a meaning. You will find meaning only if you create it. It is a poem to be composed, it is a song to be sung, it is a dance to be danced. Buddha finds meaning […]

    By Arun Verma March 17, 2008 2 Comments
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  • Copyright And Creativity

    It often takes years for the academic world to catch up to the breakneck pace of technology. But a new study from Center and American University’s Washington College of Law recently examined the issue of copyright and creativity and came to some interesting – and surely controversial – conclusions. Read the complete article.

    By Arun Verma March 15, 2008 Leave a comment
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  • Encouraging Musical Creativity In The Early Years

    Small children spend much of their time playing and most have no fears about the challenge facing them as they set about painting a picture or modelling with play dough. Children are equally at home when improvising their own songs and playing with musical instruments, although putting them in the spotlight without first preparing the […]

    By Arun Verma March 15, 2008 Leave a comment
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  • Staying Motivated

    Whether your chosen medium is pictures or language, food or formulas, everyone has the capacity to be creative in their work. But we can often lose our motivation to create, making it difficult to stay focused and excited on a project. So how does one keep their creative well from drying up? Read this fantastic […]

    By Arun Verma August 14, 2007 Leave a comment
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  • Getting Ideas Is Like Catching Butterflies

    I am often asked by managers and business people that I meet: How can I get great ideas? I tend to answer this question with a metaphor: Getting ideas is like catching butterflies. So what can you do to catch butterflies? Of course, you can equip yourself with a net and run madly behind a […]

    By Arun Verma May 10, 2007 3 Comments
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  • Aging Well How Creativity Stops The Years In Their Tracks

    There is a vital relationship between creative expression and healthy aging. When we draw and paint, certainly we delve deep into the springs of vitality, increasing our sense of self worth, determination, and achievement. But the University of Kentucky’s Prof. David Snowdon, who tracked the health of 678 Catholic nuns over 70 in his important […]

    By Arun Verma May 1, 2007 Leave a comment
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  • Humour Is The Highest Form Of Creativity

    Are you stressed due to overwork? Do your colleagues and subordinates find you too boring to involve in a discussion? Are you working in an overly serious environment that is affecting your creativity? Don’t worry. All you need is ‘humour’ to get out of such situation. Read the complete story.

    By Arun Verma April 19, 2007 Leave a comment
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  • From Preparation To Implementation

    An artist wakes up one morning and gets an idea for a painting. A copywriter walks on the riverside and a great campaign takes shape. A musician stumbles upon a homeless man and an excellent composition comes alive. How often we hear this and wonder why ideas come this way only to others and not […]

    By Arun Verma April 6, 2007 1 Comment