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What an amazing 11 weeks it has been. Thank you OpenIDEATORS for the awesome inspirations, ideas and refinements associated with inspiring young adults to nurture their creative confidence. The party is not over. Keep the ideas and prototyping flowing in the Realisation phase.

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Welcome to the tenth Creative Confidence Challenge Community Champion Update. In this posting, I've attached a video of some of the Refinement ideas creators highlighting their concepts. Additionally there is a summary of each of the 22 Refinement concepts in order for people to quickly get educated so they can start refining.

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Welcome to the ninth Creative Confidence Challenge Community Champion Update. In this posting, I've attached a video highlighting Brainstorming in a Box sessions I led in 3 countries: Netherlands, Malaysia and USA. Collectively, the brainstorming sessions generated the Creative Confidence in a Box idea.

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When the OpenIDEO team launched our Creative Confidence Challenge in September, we had a hunch that the topic would be a resonant and fun one to tackle, but we couldn’t have imagined just how much. In the last five weeks, people from 136 countries visited our Inspiration phase: reading, learning, joining conversations and collectively sharing over 1,100 stories, examples and insights – a new OpenIDEO record!

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Welcome to the fifth Creative Confidence Challenge Community Champion Update. In this posting, I'll discuss why we should inspire young people to cultivate their creative confidence. This topic was mentioned in numerous inspirations and a short video highlighting conversations on the subject is provided.

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Tracy Brandenburg is a university professor and long-time friend of OpenIDEO who's used our challenges in her innovation courses in the past. This time around, she and her co-instructor Sirietta Simoncini introduced our Creative Confidence Challenge to a class of MBAs at Cornell University. Here's what they shared with us – or, in their own words, "how we came to embrace the mullet."

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Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the “creative types.” But as IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, tell us, "everyone is the creative type." We recently sat down with Tom and David to get their thoughts on our challenge and learn more about their new book, Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All. Here's what they shared with us:

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Welcome to the third Creative Confidence Challenge Community Champion Update. In this posting, I'll discuss using the Inspiration Interview Starter Kit in order to gain multiple perspectives on creative confidence. A short video highlighting some of the face-to-face, virtual and email interviews I conducted is also provided.

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The OpenIDEO Team are busy knocking together our Creative Confidence Challenge which we'll be launching next month. This challenge will be asking our community to collaborate on coming up with inspiring new ways to help teens around the world to nurture and sustain their creative confidence. Once again, we've got one spot for a switched-on community member, in a voluntary role to work together with us to deepen the OpenIDEO community experience.

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