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Creatives, Non-Linear Thinkers and So-Called Misfits

Creatives, Non-Linear Thinkers and So-Called Misfits | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

The idea of the misfit worker occurred to me when I considered the challenge of bringing together individuals whose unique identities and contributions had been critiqued for so long that they were 'burned' by the concept of collaboration. How might we start to welcome them into a less-critical innovation or creative team?


Good ideas arise when people are given space to truly explore, in-depth, a particular train of thought. Susan Cain's recently-released Quiet details the challenge of introspection in the modern work environment. As she describes it, the prevailing concepts of what's best in the workplace are premised on the often-incorrect theory that group discussion and constant collaboration are the best way to solve problems. Instead, she suggests that we consider the extensive research which shows that better-quality ideas—especially those related to complex problems involving a lot of variables—require time and nuance to develop.


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Too Much Social Media, Not Enough Social Message

Too Much Social Media, Not Enough Social Message | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

‎Imposing Structure and Losing Complexity


In trying to turn a setting where complexity, emergence and non-linearity come alive and work to create conversation, social media property managers are stifling the very thing that makes their tools and platforms so attractive. Creativity is born from serendipity and diverse connections. In imposing structures that remove or highly limit this potential for discovery by adding unnecessary noise, we are a risk of losing some of the best tools for idea testing, discussion, and knowledge translation we have ever known by reducing the opportunities for serendipity.

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the life-or-death pursuit of creative-badass joy (+ why we’re all entrepreneurs now) | Justine Musk

the life-or-death pursuit of creative-badass joy (+ why we’re all entrepreneurs now) | Justine Musk | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

We’re trained to be productive. We have to put food on the table. Who can afford the time and money to be creative, especially with all that daydreaming involved, that pointless wandering around? We’re coming out of an Industrial Age that trained us to be factory workers, sensible professionals, linear thinkers. Creativity had little to do with any of this. It was banished to the sidelines otherwise known as Bohemia, not exactly known for a flourishing economy.

 

But now, as we enter this post-consumer era where we differentiate ourselves not through our factories, but our ideas, the question has flipped upside over. As we step into The Creative Age, who can afford not to be creative?

 

by @justinemusk

thx @venessamiemis

 

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The Creative Personality: Ten paradoxical traits of the

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"Of all human activities, creativity comes closest to providing the fulfillment we all hope to get in our lives. Call it full-blast living.

 

Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. Most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the result of creativity."

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FIAT LUX

FIAT LUX is an ode to the creative muses and the evolution of consciousness, following the beginning of the universe from big bang to evolution of life and the creative instinct that sparks eternal.


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Colin Mutchler - The Possibility of Open

LoudSauce-founder and performance artist Colin Mutchler explores the creative possibilities in a world of shared content.
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Creativity in Poverty - Hindustan Times

Creativity in Poverty - Hindustan Times | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
For more than two decades, Prof. Anil Gupta has scoured India's villages for their hidden innovations.
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My 100-Day Journey Into the Creative Economy

My 100-Day Journey Into the Creative Economy | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
Rethinking my existence as Homo Economicus, and hopefully growing a new kind of wealth within and around myself.

 

follow the journey with @sebpaquet

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Science on the SPOT: Open Source Creativity - Hackerspaces

Inspired in part by the open source movement, public spaces are emerging where people congregate to share ideas, make cool projects, teach, and brainstorm with collaborators on everything from coding to cooking. With no leaders, they have one rule: "Be excellent to each other."


 ht Jenny Ryan

@tunabananas

 

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How the Occupy Movement is hacking your consciousness

How the Occupy Movement is hacking your consciousness | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
Burning Man, the emerging paradigm shift, and how your mind has become occupied.

 

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Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy

"There's a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff. 'Re-Thinking Progress' explores how through a change in perspective we can redesign the way our economy works"

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Bruce Springsteen on Creativity

Bruce Springsteen on Creativity | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Bruce Springsteen's insights on the creative process and dealing with fame.  From the documentary "The Promise: the making of Darkness on The Edge of Town".

 

via Gideon Rosenblatt @gideonro

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