CREATIVE ADVENTURES — 34

How Would You Live Your Last Year?

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In this exercise, you will imagine that you have just one year left to live. What would you do with your life? Please respond to the following questions:

  1. What are some of the activities you would take up? What do you really enjoy doing and how can you do more of it? What are on your bucket list of things to do? Think of at least 10 activities.
  2. How…


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I have just finished reading a classic science fiction book: “The Dispossessed” by Ursula Le Guin. It was one of the best fiction books I have ever read in my life and I recommend it very strongly.

Shevek is a physicist from the planet of Anarres, where an anarchist utopian society lives. He goes to Urras, the planet from where his ancestors departed about 200 years ago.

Anarres and Urras are the twin planets of Tau Ceti, which is 11.9 light-years from the Earth.

Anarres is a dry and dusty planet where there is a lot of poverty, but a…


CREATIVE ADVENTURES — 33

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In this exercise, you will imagine that you meet your alternate self from a parallel universe.

Imagine that you come across yourself in a cafe in London. You are shocked at first, but then you realize that this is YOU living in a parallel universe. The other version of yourself invites you for coffee. You will catch up and have a conversation about your lives. You are intrigued.

Please respond to the following questions:


CREATIVE ADVENTURES — 32

What will you do with them?

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In this exercise, you will imagine that you own five luxurious cars. Please respond to the following questions:

  1. Why did you choose these models and brands? Briefly describe the physical, technical, and functional characteristics of each car. How will you use each car?
  2. Imagine that you could design, customize, and create your own car. Describe your ideal car…


CREATIVE ADVENTURES — 31

Writing Prompt

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Imagine that you cannot stay at home for more than a week, because you have a job that requires you to travel constantly. Essentially, this is the opposite of what we have been doing during the pandemic lockdown period. You need to constantly travel and stay at hotels.

Please respond to the following questions:


CREATIVE ADVENTURES - 30

What will you do with it?

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In this exercise, you will imagine that you own a historical building at the heart of Manhattan, New York. Please respond to the following questions:

  1. Where exactly is this building? Which neighborhood is this? What is the history of the building? Does this building have a name? How many floors does it have? Describe the physical properties of the building.
  2. Think of 25 different uses for this building, including crazy, fun, and foolish…


Creative Adventures — 29

Of Stargazing, Aliens, Sea Monsters and More

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In this exercise, imagine that you are a sailor. You have sailed out in the ocean and you are on the deck at night time. You are alone — everyone else is sleeping. You are far, far away from any shores or light. It is a very dark night out there. It is the waning crescent phase of the moon, so even the moon has disappeared (and the new moon is yet to appear). Therefore, the only thing you see around you is the full night sky full of thousands of stars.

Please respond to the following questions:


Dear Martin;

Thanks a lot for your support and encouragement! Sincere regards;

Fahri


Creative Adventures — 28

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In this exercise, imagine that you can digest anything that you want without any side effects. In other words, you can eat anything and everything.

Please respond to the following questions:

  1. It is against our biology to consume anything that could shut down our internal organs. However, you can eat and digest anything you like (such as steel, iron, wood, etc.) without offending your taste buds. How would you…


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Adaptation Is Your Superpower

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We are living in an ever-changing world. The pace of change happening around us is relentless. The global forces of competition, innovation, and new technologies are creating a tsunami of change.

Multidimensional technological forces involving automation, 3D printing, augmented reality, machine learning, Industry 4.0, the internet of things, and blockchain are rapidly transforming the future of work, organizations, and jobs.

Developments in machine learning, robotics, nanotech, biotech, and 3D printing are all building on and amplifying one another. Technology is disruptive and it keeps transforming everything as we know it.

We are all trying hard to survive — the only…

Fahri Karakas

Associate Professor in Business & Leadership at University of East Anglia. Passionate about doodling, imagination, and creativity. Author of Self-Making Studio.

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