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The problem with intuition and creativity is also what makes it so valuable

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The problem with intuition and creativity is also what makes it so valuable

Steve Jobs once said, "When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesise new things.” DDB regional chief creative officer for Australia and New Zealand Damon Stapleton explores the difference between processes and intuition, and why we should respect that the latter can't be incorporated into a formula.

Opinion

For the month of February, Idealog is honouring the brave souls who are using business as means to not only achieve commercial success, but to make a meaningful difference in the world, solve a key problem and set the social, cultural and ethical agenda for consumers – in other words, by creating audacious change. Here, editor Elly Strang explains why brand purpose has quickly become one of the most important discussions for businesses in 2019 – and how to avoid missing the mark, or 'woke washing'.

Semi-Permanent

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Sustainability

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