Tag Archives | Creativity

Six Resources on Creativity

Innovation and creativity, everyone says, is key to our nation’s success in the marketplace. While working through some new stuff on creativity and innovation, I stumbled, once more, across Robert Sternberg and Todd Lubart’s analysis of the resources for creativity. It has the intriguing title, Buy Low and Sell High: An Investment Approach to Creativity. […]

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Consistency Is the Hobgoblin of Little Minds

Are you a flip-flopper? Do you evolve, or just stay the same? “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything,” wrote George Bernard Shaw. (Hobgoblin: the mischievous, frightening and sometimes dangerous spirits.) In career development, it’s usually the little things that derail a manager or exec. Thus, I typically focus on granular career issues. […]

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The Death of the Lone Genius

Slowly, very slowly, the research and some journalists are killing off the notion of the lone genius. You know, that American mythology of individual superiority applied to creativity. Like John Wayne’s rescue before the barbarians get to you, it’s all nonsense. But the myth of the lone genius will require a cruel death of many […]

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What Are You Reading? Here Are Four for the Intellectually Curious

Reading Are all creative people a little bit crazy? Not necessarily, but there some connections. Fast Company’s Eric Jaffe lays out the studies in What Neuroscience Says about the Link Between Creativity and Madness. Some stuff for a good conversation or two as well as support for the explanation that Hollywood (and business) creative types […]

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Making Your Ideas Happen

Ever had the experience of synchronicity? It’s when you notice some coincidental events and you say to yourself “Whoa.” I had one today. A few hours ago, I saw an HBR blog about making ideas happen, and then later I saw a post about the 99% conference in NYC, held last week on the subject […]

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