Archive for the ‘Creativity’ Category

China’s Creative Class?

One can dispute the 1/24/12 post by Dominic Basulto on the blog Big Think on the rise of China’s creative class on a number of levels, but I wish to mention just one. Basulto seems to frame the issue of creativity in us v. them terms, strongly implying that the “rise” of the creative class […]

Creativity Is Neither Good Nor Bad

Teresa Amabile wrote an article for The Harvard Business Review recently that caught my attention. She seeks to confront two “myths” about creativity: “First, that creativity is morally, ethically good. Second, that certain arenas of human activity are off-limits to creativity.” She responds to the first of these “myths” by contending that creativity is essentially […]

Connection and Creativity

Following up on my post the other day concerning diversity in networking, this brief article by Douglas Eby at PsychCentral makes the important point that creativity is fostered by connections with other people. The idea of the lone genius is simply inaccurate if we presume that the adjective is necessary to the noun. I’ve written […]

Connection and Diversity

This post (by the thoughtful and creative Mike Brown of Brainzooming) is spot on. One way to increase the richness of your connections is to consciously take the effort to build diversity into your personal network. Bringing new ideas into your personal mix will enhance both the quality of your life and the quality of […]

The Spigot and the Flow

Creative people routinely complain that the “normal,” everyday world requires restrictions on the flow of awareness. The analogy I was using with a friend the a couple of weeks ago that the mental spigot controlling information input and output for some creatives seems to be naturally more open than the spigot for the average person. […]

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