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The Bias Against Creativity

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Is there a bias against creativity? It’s usually only after an idea has gained acceptance and recognition that we applaud the idea and its creator.

 

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Why are paradigm-shifting ideas throughout history consistently, and predictably, ridiculed and rejected?

It’s because, as a culture and as individuals, we’re deeply biased against creativity. By nature, human beings are highly risk averse. And when there is a motivation to reduce uncertainty, creativity biases are activated on both individual and institutional levels. Across the board, people (not to mention institutions and decision makers) deny creative ideas, even when they explicitly cite creativity as being among their goals or values.

 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 24, 2016 1:49 PM

Creativity disrupts the status quo. It is is different than innovation which uses existing structure to reform what is done rather than transform what is being done.Transforming is going beyond where we are and reforming is retaining the basic structure.

selfoperator's comment, February 24, 2016 10:33 PM
Its magnificent :)
margot roi's curator insight, February 25, 2016 9:10 AM

Always follow the insightful artists. 

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Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All

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Tom Kelley, partner at the design firm IDEO, explains how to unleash our creativity and change the way we approach and solve problems. Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us Allwritten with his brother, David Kelley, IDEO founder and creator of the Stanford d.school, provides principles and strategies for being more creative at work and in life.

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TED Talks Are Lying To You

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The creative class has never been more screwed. Books about creativity have never been more popular. What gives?

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Brilliant article about creativity. A highly recommend read. Check also related articles and videos about creativity here on Knowledge Broker. 
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Get Over Yourself: How Your Ego Sabotages Your Creativity

Get Over Yourself: How Your Ego Sabotages Your Creativity | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

An inflated ego can surface in the most subtle ways. Know the difference between confidence and arrogance so you can do your best creative work.

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Words of Wisdom on Creativity

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5 Reasons Why Most People Never Discover Their Purpose

5 Reasons Why Most People Never Discover Their Purpose | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

Living and working with purpose is a process of self-discovery - and one most of us never let ourselves undergo. Words of wisdom from Soeren Kierkegaard. 

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Support your reading with this article: Kierkegaard on Anxiety & Creativity.

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Estelblau's curator insight, August 30, 2013 5:51 AM

Via @LeadershipABC

Gurmeet Singh Pawar's comment, August 30, 2013 6:26 AM
Each word flows with wisdom, Beautiful article. Must read for everyone.
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Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix

Nothing is original, says Kirby Ferguson, creator of Everything is a Remix. From Bob Dylan to Steve Jobs, he says our most celebrated creators borrow, steal and transform.

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You'll also find great inspiration in reading this article by Maria Popova on Brainpickings: How Remix Culture Fuels Creativity & Invention.


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The Creative Benefits of Split Personalities

The Creative Benefits of Split Personalities | Knowledge Broker | Scoop.it

To be a successful creative, you need to not only be a good generator, but also a good evaluator. The problem is that in practice, it’s remarkably hard to be both. By switching between Promotion and Prevention focuses we can generate our best ideas.

 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen is co-founder of FutureShifts. He helps visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, behaviours and organisational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.