During the week of April 9-13 2007, we will be offering a prize to the most creative player of week. Author and creativity guru, Dan Pink (www.danpink.com), has offered up an autographed copy of his book “A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future”.
The winner will be chosen based on the final stats on the Verbotomy Weekly Author Ranking for the week starting on Monday April 9, 2007.
The Six Senses for Right-Brain Thinking and Verbotomy
Thereâ€™s no doubt that when people play Verbotomy, they are strengthening, and stretching, their right-brain aptitudes. Here is an analysis of how the Verbotomy Players are exercising and developing their creative thinking skills and according to Dan Pink’s Six Senses for Right-Brain Thinking.
Verbotomy is a design challenge. The very first thing a player is asked to do is invent, or should we say, design a new word. And players get bonus points for words that are engaging, whimsical and humorous.
Once a player has created a word, they are asked to write a sentence â€“ a story â€“ which puts their word in context and reveals it’s meaning.
Players are challenged is fuse together the conflicting ideas suggested by the definition and present it as a unified entity â€“ a single word.
To win at Verbotomy, not only do players have to be creative, but players have to understand what will resonate with the other players, so the game rewards empathy.
Itâ€™s a game. Itâ€™s fun. Itâ€™s creative play.
Obviously the game starts with meaning — a definition. However the creative process pushes it to a deeper level, even if it’s appears to be tongue-in-cheek, where players reflect upon their role, and their position, in life.
For more creative ideas and inspiration see Dan Pinks webite at: www.danpink.com
Prize: The Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel Pink, Trade Paperback Edition. (Approximate Retail Value $24.95 US.)
Contest Start Date: April 9, 2007 at 12:01:00 am EDT
Contest End Date: April 15, 2007 at 11:59:00 pm EDT
For Weekly Author Ranking see:
For complete contest rules and regulations please see our Verbotomy Contest Rules and Regulations.