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Innovation, Creative Thinking, Disappointment - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Innovation, Creative Thinking, Disappointment - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
“Graduates from creative writing programs do not include insecurity, rejection and disappointment in their plans.” Dani Shapiro

“The feeling of frustration is an essential part of the creative process… Before we can find the answer — before we probably even know the question — we must be immersed in disappointment.” Johan Lehrer
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Creativity | Think Quarterly by Google

Creativity | Think Quarterly by Google | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
This edition of Think Quarterly is dedicated to digital creativity in its many forms – from YouTube remixes to next-generation advertising to data visualizations – and what it means for your business.
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Cultivating Innovation

Fueled by personal experience, Kanika Gupta, makes a case for taking a leap of faith and supporting the unknown but well-intentioned by OTF_FTO in Op-Ed (NEW), support, and environment ("An enormous amount of potential is left unsupported." @Kanika...
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20 Characteristics – Characteristics of Innovative People | Education ...

Balances intuition and analysis and sorting between divergent thinking and convergent thinking, have a certain intuition prior to analysis, to believe what has been analyzed and used cautiously with the use of reason.
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Improvising Creativity | The Creative Mind

Improvising Creativity | The Creative Mind | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Jazz and acting are among the forms of creative expression that can involve improvisation. What is going on in the brains of people who are improvising?
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Using "Music Writing" to Trigger Creativity, Awareness and Motivation

Using "Music Writing" to Trigger Creativity, Awareness and Motivation | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Pflaum, a 34-year veteran of the NYC public school system, has long been a developer of emotional intelligence projects. His students' poetry has been published in many venues.
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The Creative Thinking Myth | Psychology Today

The Creative Thinking Myth | Psychology Today | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Being habitually creative requires far more than original thinking. By Jeffrey Davis, M.A.... The right-brained creativity myth isn't the only limited notion of what creativity is, what it requires, and how it happens. Again, let me be audacious enough to mention another one: the creative thinking myth. And you tell me what you think. (I certainly appreciated every contribution to the previous conversation.)
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InfoQ: Is Agile Stifling Introverts?

InfoQ: Is Agile Stifling Introverts? | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
For years Agile has been encouraging teams to work together collaboratively in open spaces and encouraging developers to pair program, but lately these types of practices have been coming under fire. "End the madness of constant group-work." (The audience applauds.) Offices need chatty conversations, and great spaces to make serendipitous interactions. But we need much more privacy, and more autonomy. The same is true - more true - for schools. Yes, teach kids to work together, but also how to work alone.
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The Social Network for Creatives, by Creatives

The Social Network for Creatives, by Creatives | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
The Creative Finder is a site from the creators of popular daily creativity and innovation news site, designtaxi.com.
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2 Things That Kill Creativity Daily | The Jazz of Innovation

2 Things That Kill Creativity Daily | The Jazz of Innovation | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Creativity killers don't have to be obvious or drastic. Simple, every day decisions that seem far less than momentous can sap your ability to think creatively, according to a thoughtful recent Fast Company piece by Emily Heyward.
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Hunting for disruptive innovations? Try looking for innovators - AMA Shift

Hunting for disruptive innovations? Try looking for innovators - AMA Shift | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
News and Opinion with a Management Perspective (RT @AMAnet @AMAShift Hunting for disruptive innovations?
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Change the Way You Look at Things and the Things You Look at Change | Psychology Today

Change the Way You Look at Things and the Things You Look at Change | Psychology Today | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Perception is an active not a passive process By Michael Michalko...
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Nine Easy Ways to Get Ideas | The Creativity Post

Nine Easy Ways to Get Ideas | The Creativity Post | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
A checklist of questions guaranteed to generate hundreds of ideas. (Fascinating post on thinking creatively!
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Will creativity tools be the "next wave" of iOS apps?

Will creativity tools be the "next wave" of iOS apps? | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Blogger Erica Ogg over at GigaOM's The Apple Blog brought up an interesting point in a post today, wondering aloud if creativity tools will be the "next wave" of iOS apps
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The Spiky World of Innovation

The Spiky World of Innovation | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Metro areas generate 93 percent of the world’s patented inventions. In a famous line from his best-selling book, Thomas Friedman wrote: "When the world is flat, you can innovate without having to emigrate." But instead of flattening out across the world, innovation remains extraordinarily concentrated and spiky.
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3 Critical Insights Into Creativity From Jonah Lehrer’s “Imagine”

3 Critical Insights Into Creativity From Jonah Lehrer’s “Imagine” | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Designers spend a lot of time giving advice to each other. There has been a litany of books by designers for designers. There have been a few by business people on how design can benefit business.
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How to Be Creative: The Science of Genius

How to Be Creative: The Science of Genius | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
In his book "Imagine: How Creativity Works," author Jonah Lehrer posits that geniuses are not super heroes, but the result of unstifled imagination and free-flowing ideas. “Creativity shouldn’t be seen as something otherworldly. It shouldn’t be thought of as a process reserved for artists and inventors and other ‘creative types.’ The human mind, after all, has the creative impulse built into its operating system, hard-wired into its most essential programming code,” writes Jonah Lehrer in his new book Imagine.
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ikenbot: Neuroscience of Creativity: Why...

ikenbot: Neuroscience of Creativity: Why... | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
ikenbot: “ Neuroscience of Creativity: Why Daydreaming Matters Here’s an interesting piece written by Matthew May, I took great interest in it since I hardly see any science based articles writting...
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» How to Steal Like an Artist and Other Tips On Creativity - World of Psychology

» How to Steal Like an Artist and Other Tips On Creativity - World of Psychology | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Stealing is not a crime -- at least when you’re stealing ideas from a variety of artists.
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Why Creativity Necessitates Eclecticism: Nick Cave’s Influences

Why Creativity Necessitates Eclecticism: Nick Cave’s Influences | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
What Dostoevsky has to do with the hunchback of Notre Dame, Muhammad Ali, and dandelions? As a firm believer in combinatorial creativity, I’m always interested in the ecosystem of influences and how we honor those who inspire us. Reader Will Shaw points me to this handwritten note by music icon Nick Cave entitled “More Things to Remember…,” courtesy of Melbourne’s Arts Centre, in which Cave lists some of his influences. Will writes:
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The One-Second Creativity Fix

The One-Second Creativity Fix | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Just swap the color of your desktop for a creativity fix (RT @MensHealthMag: The color green can make you more creative—INSTANTLY.)...
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Is the ADHD Brain More Creative? | The Creativity Post

Is the ADHD Brain More Creative? | The Creativity Post | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Does ADHD give people a creative edge? (Is the ADHD Brain More Creative?
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‘Imagine: How Creativity Works,’ Animated By Flash Rosenberg (VIDEO)

‘Imagine: How Creativity Works,’ Animated By Flash Rosenberg (VIDEO) | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
Too much fun.   A lovely remix.  Enjoy! IMAGINE: How Creativity Works from Flash Rosenberg on Vimeo.
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How Getting Tipsy May Inspire Creativity

How Getting Tipsy May Inspire Creativity | Cultivating Creativity | Scoop.it
A new study finds that men who got moderately drunk on vodka cranberries did better on tests of inspired thinking.
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