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The Conversation Hour: with Jon Faine

Jun 13, 2018 creativity speaking

Melis was a recent guest of Jon Faine on his weekly ABC Radio segment The Conversation Hour, joining Sarah Moran, co-founder and the CEO of Girl Geek Academy, and Juliet Kinchin, Curator of Modern Design in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York).

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Solution Seduction

Aug 31, 2016 creativity

Have ever fallen in love with your own idea? I have. There are a time and place for this kind of love, and when you get the timing wrong, it really stings.

Solution seduction is a term we started using at Huddle in 2009 when we were trying to explain the difference between a convergent...

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Humans as belief collectors

Jul 22, 2015 creativity

Beliefs are like a pair of sunglasses. Like polarisation, they filter out certain realities and let others in, shaping our thoughts and creating our realities. The filtering happens automatically, at the subconscious level and so beliefs can be tricky to shift. Though, knowing where they...

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The power of AND.

May 02, 2015 creativity

In design we often say that anything is possible, and perhaps we need to believe in this so we can creatively find an alternative to the status quo. The most powerful mechanism that manifests this belief of anything is possible is the power of the little word “AND”.

In business we...

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