Have you Taken The Paperclip Challenge?
How many uses are there for a paperclip? It depends on who you ask! The more answers you can give to this question, the higher your Creativity Quotient (CQ).
Researchers use the Paperclip Challenge to determine someone's CQ which is now considered more important than his or her IQ for future success.
How does your CQ rate?
The more answers you give, the higher your Creativity Quotient.
Check below to see how you scored!
✓ 15-20 Answers — Hmmm, that's pretty average.
✓ 21-50 Answers — Now you're thinking out of the box!
✓ 51-100 Answers — Apple might hire you!
✓ 101+ Answers — With a Kickstarter and few five-year-olds,
you're ready to launch a capital venture project!
Young children excel at CQ tasks like the Paperclip Challenge, but CQ declines with age!
% OF PARTICIPANTS SCORING AT A CQ GENIUS LEVEL BY AGE
(Source: Breakpoint and Beyond by George Land & Beth Jarman, 1992)
Check out this TED Talk by creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson and RSA Animate which references this study and it's relationship to how we educate our children.
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