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the study of genius, expertise, ability and creativity
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Ideo's 3 Steps To A More Open, Innovative Mind

Ideo's 3 Steps To A More Open, Innovative Mind | Genius | Scoop.it
According to Ideo CEO Tim Brown innovation springs from curiosity. So where does curiosity come from
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Look out at the world; be empathetic; and have a beginner's mind!

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The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice

The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice | Genius | Scoop.it
What is greatness and how do people get there?
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A good collection of diverse contemporary views on greatness.

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More Than 50 Years Of Putting Kids' Creativity To The Test : NPR

More Than 50 Years Of Putting Kids' Creativity To The Test : NPR | Genius | Scoop.it
A bit like an IQ test measures intelligence, the Torrance Test and others like it measure creative ability.
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Creativity can be mesaured, although there is room for improvements in the tests that are there!

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The hunt for the creative individual

The hunt for the creative individual | Genius | Scoop.it
Some people are more creative than others and are literally bubbling with ideas, while others rarely or never show signs of creativity. What should we look for when searching for creative people?
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Looks like an interesting model; but will wait to read the original article before forming opinions!

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5 Principles of Creativity

5 Principles of Creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
'Creative geniuses tend to be less the ones with the quickest answers and more the ones who keep working till they get it right.'
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Connative and personality factors are widely important : and so is having the right mindset.

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When You Hit a Brick Wall, Turn to Stone Like Carl Jung

When You Hit a Brick Wall, Turn to Stone Like Carl Jung | Genius | Scoop.it
Carl Jung played with stones during a time of deep confusion. His example illustrates some things we know about the science of creative insight and the making hands-at-work.
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Didn't knew Carl Jung made castles and villages out of stone and clay: he seems to be an apt fit for my Sandman protagonist (those who have read my novella 'The Sculptor and the Sandman' will know what I am talking about)

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Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (Book Review)

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (Book Review) | Genius | Scoop.it
Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson - book review by Bill Gates
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shattering the myth of the lone genius.

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Can 'Genius' Be Detected In Infancy?

Can 'Genius' Be Detected In Infancy? | Genius | Scoop.it
According to the Daily Mail, 4-year-old Heidi Hankins "has an IQ of 159 -- only one point below Albert Einstein's -- and has become one of the youngest members of Mensa." Heidi's case raises an intriguing question: can high intelligence accurately...
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rediscovered today; many of the arguments I make in context of Neha Ramu, Scott makes in the context of Heidi!

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THE TWELVE THINGS YOU ARE NOT TAUGHT IN SCHOOL ABOUT CREATIVE THINKING

THE TWELVE THINGS YOU ARE NOT TAUGHT IN SCHOOL ABOUT CREATIVE THINKING | Genius | Scoop.it
Think Jar Collective contributor and creativity expert Michael Michalko shares his insights on what we don't learn about creativity in the school system.
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Brilliant article building on years of experience in the creativity field - Michalko at his best!

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The Myth of IQ never dies!

The Myth of IQ never dies! | Genius | Scoop.it
News about Neha Ramu’s IQ is doing the rounds and it has been claimed that the MENSA certified IQ of 162 makes her
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3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life

3 Paths Toward A More Creative Life | Genius | Scoop.it
Everyone can learn to be more creative, but to become very creative, I’ve come to believe you need to lead a creative life.
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Creativity is not an act; its a way of life!

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4 Ways To Amplify Your Creativity

4 Ways To Amplify Your Creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
The holidays are over, the weather is lousy, and we’re sober again. We made all kinds of New Year’s promises, but the big one that will change our careers, if not our lives, is the promise to ourselves to become more creative.
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Brilliant ways to boost yours and your teams creativity.

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The 5 Stages of Your Creative Process

The 5 Stages of Your Creative Process | Genius | Scoop.it
I love the creative process. Yet I hate it, too. Creativity is almost always a love/hate/love relationship.
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to achive gretaer heights, you have to be ready to plunge greater depths!

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MIND Reviews: Ungifted : Scientific American

MIND Reviews: Ungifted : Scientific American | Genius | Scoop.it
Books and recommendations from Scientific American MIND
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waiting to get my hands on it!

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10,000 Hours May Not Make a Master After All | TIME.com

10,000 Hours May Not Make a Master After All | TIME.com | Genius | Scoop.it
There are many roads to greatness, but logging 10,000 of practice to help you perfect a skill may not be sufficient.
Sandeep Gautam's insight:

10,000 hours are important; so is identifying a domain that motivates you and where you have some basic talent!

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Eileen Cardillo's curator insight, May 23, 2013 1:22 PM

I am surprised that people apparently commonly believe that practice alone might be sufficient to achieve mastery. Such self-flattery! I can only imagine the logic of such individuals: "Oh, if I only put in the hours, I could be just as good as Tiger Woods/Bobby Fischer/Mathieu Riccard/[Insert whoever is way better than you at something here]." Implication: I could achieve greatness, I just am too busy doing other things.

 

Let's be realistic. We are not [ahem] born blank slates. Our genetics predispose us to different cognitive, physical, and emotional aptitudes and weaknesses. Great teachers matter. So does having a supportive environment (whatever that may be, as it's likely to vary between individuals and the particular skill in question). 10,000 hours of practice is certainly going to have a significant impact on performance, but it's only one of the key ingredients. 

 

Evidence that practice is necessary, but not sufficient, is not reason for discouragement though. I agree with the author: "So whether you view the data as suggesting that practice is less important because it only accounts for one-third of the variability in proficiency, or more important because it explains more than any other factor discovered so far, is a matter of perspective."

 

 

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3 Awesome Posters on Multiple Intelligences for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Awesome Posters on Multiple Intelligences for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Genius | Scoop.it
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Gardner's MI depicted using beautiful posters.

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From Creative Writing to Studying Creativity | James C. Kaufman, Ph.D

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good question as to wehther creativity is domain independent or requires some mastery of/ talent in a  domain.

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Neuroscience Sheds New Light on Creativity

Neuroscience Sheds New Light on Creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
Close your eyes and visualize the sun setting over a beach. How detailed was your image?
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Imagination as the reverse of perception.

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Kasia Hein-Peters's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:11 PM

What is your way to increase creativity?

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The essence of intelligence is feedback

The essence of intelligence is feedback | Genius | Scoop.it
Here's last week's BBC Future column. The original is here, where it was called "Why our brains love feedback". I  was inspired to write it by a meeting with artist Tim Lewis, which happened as par...
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Intelligent beings as ones that incorporate feedback from enviroenment and adapt!

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Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum | Daniel Pink

Be mindful, meaningful, and masterly: 3 questions for Bruce Nussbaum | Daniel Pink | Genius | Scoop.it
First we had IQ. Next came EQ. Now, Bruce Nussbaum introduces CQ -- Creative Intelligence. In his new book Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to
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Why IQ is a myth

Why IQ is a myth | Genius | Scoop.it
My last post seemed to have ruffled some feathers and this post is bound to upset some folks more, but I believe
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How to Find and Amplify Creativity

How to Find and Amplify Creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
Methods for turning ideas into innovation.
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Creativity as 'the' new managemnet competency!

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How Serious Play Leads To Breakthrough Innovation

How Serious Play Leads To Breakthrough Innovation | Genius | Scoop.it
The following is an excerpt from Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum (HarperBusiness), out March 5th.It took several hours, but Harry West and his team eventually reached a conclusion about their current challenge: Drinking was weird.West, the...
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What a Mess: Chaos and Creativity

What a Mess: Chaos and Creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
One of the most influential ideas about crime prevention to come out in recent years is something called the "broken windows theory." According to this theory, small acts of deviance -- littering, graffiti, broken windows -- will, if ignored,...
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Chaos and disorder as a stimulant for creativity!

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Frank Zappa Showing How To Deviate From The Norm

Frank Zappa Showing How To Deviate From The Norm | Genius | Scoop.it

Recently I came across this old television broadcast of Frank Zappa appearing on the Steve Allen show in 1963. On the show, Zappa demonstrates and conducts an orchestra around making ‘music’ with a bicycle. I had to share this video because there is so much in it for learning about creativity.

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