Creative Thinker Outline

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Creative Thinker Outline

Innovation Creativity and Design


December 7, 2009

This outline will create an awesome example of a Creative Thinker This outline will seek to take you from the grass roots of poverty to the birth of an idea in it's purest form in the very early days before we had innovation, creativity and design.

The Early Years

Born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867 in poverty-stricken rural Louisiana, and the daughter of former slaves, she became an orphan at the age of seven 7 when her parents died during an epidemic of yellow fever. Both Sarah and her oldest sister survived by working in the cotton fields of Delta and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Sarah married Moses McWilliams at age fourteen and gave birth to her only daughter Lelia, born June 6, 1885 (later known as A'Lelia Walker). After her husband's death two years later, she traveled to St.

Louis to join her four brothers who had established themselves as barbers. Working as a laundrywoman, she managed to save enough money to educate her daughter, and became involved in activities with the National Association of Colored Women.

Innovation based on the need

During the 1890s, Sarah began to suffer from a scalp ailment that caused her to lose some of her hair.

Embarrassed by her appearance, she experimented with a variety of home made remedies and products made by another black woman entrepreneur, Annie Malone.

In 1905, Sarah became a sales agent for Malone and moved to Denver, where she married Charles Joseph Walker.

Later after Mr. Charles Joseph Walker died, she changed her to name whom we know her as today, Madam, CJ Walker.

Ideas/Creative Thinking

Part of Madam CJ Walker's success was fueled by her basic need...