How the paper fish learned to swim

1080 words 5 pages
Jonathon A. Flaum

About 500 years ago there was a young origami master named Daishinji who lived in a small fishing village in Japan. Daishinji was beginning to become well known for what she could do with a single sheet of paper. One day she decided to fold a sheet of paper into a fish. Amazed by her creation she then called it a masterpiece with its almost real-liked looked. After listening for a long time, the paper fish finally spoke. His first three words were “I am lonely”. The origami fish decides that he wants to be set free into the ocean with the other sea creatures. Pleased by the fish’s ability to communicate, Daishinji folded a world full of sea creatures
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The apprentice wants to learn how imaginary things are made real in the world. But Daishinji, now a master, knows that you cannot teach that to another person; you can only show that person how that experience has manifested in your own life. The exchange is complete because the apprentice wants to know how the magic is done and Daishinji says essentially, “I don’t know how it is done, but it is done nonetheless.”
5. Collaboration : Marrying Creativity with Practical Application
The focus here is on discovering the merits of an idea and working diligently to see if this thing on paper can possibly live in reality. In the collaborative phrase, the manager behaves as an external stimulus providing the brain’s collaborative potential with an objective function.
Like Daishinji herself, the manager must be content to have “nothing” to show for his labour, to be a person not in search of the award but rather one in search of the idea’s lifeblood. He must be as motivated by the creative process of his team – even more so if the collaborative process is to be an enriching experience for everyone.
6. Innovation : From Paper to Flesh
Creativity is a process and innovation is a result. While creative process is extraordinarily fun, playful, malleable and flowing, the metamorphosis into innovation is as dangerous as it is thrilling. Innovation is what turns the wheels of the future. Its ripples cannot be seen by the


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