In episode #79 of Productivity Mastery Podcast, we decided to devote ourselves to a very important topic related to team culture - CREATIVITY. And who would be better to speak about how to unleash your creative genius than a creative genius himself. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you Jamshid Alamuti. He is a true creativity master. Even as we speak, he's working on the founding of three different companies. How does he manage to do it?
Jamshid shared his unique view, experience, and advice about:
💡 Exploring life and learning to be human
💡 Creativity in life and work
💡 How to build a team culture of creativity
💡 The problem about "finding inspiration"
And much, much more.
Jamshid’s multifaceted nature makes him unique as a disruptor, a transformational strategist, a development expert, and a creative entrepreneur. A born communicator, Jamshid’s rare ability to bring different people together led him to his current project at Neural Jam: combining technology and creativity and apply them to innovation, entrepreneurship, and problem-solving projects.
His track record is wide and diversified, namely in Arts, Business, educational and personal development. He has been challenging established ideas and connecting people from different backgrounds under common goals all over the world for the past 20 years.
Tune in and enjoy this exciting episode.
And remember, all work and no play make a team dull and grey.
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