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Information and inspiration: psychology & creativity. http://talentdevelop.com
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Are Children the Future of Innovation? | Innovatrs

Are Children the Future of Innovation? | Innovatrs | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
The youth of today hold the key to unravelling many of life’s problems through creating their own businesses, finding innovative solutions to long-problematic challenges and tackling future dilemmas.
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How To Be Prolific: Guidelines For Getting It Done From Joss Whedon

How To Be Prolific: Guidelines For Getting It Done From Joss Whedon | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Few people get things done in as consistent and impressive a fashion as Joss Whedon. His Avengers was the rare superhero movie to break box office records as it garnered critical acclaim.

 

"You know, it’s so easy to just get nothing done, but you’ve got to rock a little David Allen out to be able to get things done and break your list down into next actions."

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Book Joss Whedon likes: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen http://shrd.by/dKEzmw

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See more quotes by Whedon in post Too Much to Contain – Intensity and Creativity http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2010/06/too-much-to-contain-intensity-and-creativity/

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Stories of innovation: Radio :: Idealog :: the magazine and website of New Zealand creative business, ideas and innovation

Stories of innovation: Radio :: Idealog :: the magazine and website of New Zealand creative business, ideas and innovation | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Idealog is the magazine and website of New Zealand creative business, ideas and innovation (Stories of innovation: Radio (via Idealog) http://t.co/064tKMTNra)...
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How to find your passion in life: - Barking Up The Wrong Tree

How to find your passion in life: - Barking Up The Wrong Tree | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
"How to find your passion in life" is a question many ask. What does the research say about passion? Can passion lead to a career? How do you find it?
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A related post: "It takes more than feeling passionate" - Author Daniel Pink has said, “I find that question very daunting: What’s your passion? I find that almost paralyzing, in a way. I find it less paralyzing to say, What are you interested in doing next?” http://developingmultipletalents.com/45/it-takes-more-than-feeling-passionate/

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Making Meaning in Art: Alexis Smith, Eric Maisel

Making Meaning in Art: Alexis Smith, Eric Maisel | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Psychologist Eric Maisel notes how important meaning in work and life is for creative people, and artist Alexis Smith notes she makes meaning in her art.

 

“I have a way to talk about whatever I want. And that’s more meaningful to me than whether people like my work or I make a lot of money.” Collage artist Alexis Smith

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Be More Creative: What Is Your Self Concept?

One reason for discounting our creative abilities is comparing ourselves to other people, especially well-known and successful artists.
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How to Focus

How to Focus | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Ante la necesidad de 'organizar' nuestra actividad diaria para no sentirnos permanentemente desbordados, descentrados y agobiados (sobrecarga de información y obligaciones; adicción internet; peligro  hábito online de 'saltar de flor en flor' sin 'hoja de ruta' ni reflexión posterior;  balance vida online-vida presencial, vida laboral-vida familiar y social; ...), el mapa que se nos presenta puede servir de mágnifica reflexión inicial, tanto personal  como colectiva.


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From the post: "Discover strategies for focusing with the How to Focus Mind Map... will help you to create habits and rituals for mixing tasks and leisure, including managing time spent online and offline and scheduling tasks."

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Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, June 27, 2013 8:41 AM

From confusion to clarity.  Helpful hints for the overwhelmed.  Thanks Doug Eby for this link.

Dave Rothacker's curator insight, June 27, 2013 9:56 AM

Mindmaps are awesome! Focus on the big trunks and then the smaller ones. I like the create rituals / habits one.

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Set Aside 5% of Your Time For Your “Slow-Cooked” Ideas

Set Aside 5% of Your Time For Your “Slow-Cooked” Ideas | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
We need to hustle to pay the bills, but don't neglect a slow-burning project that you can make your creative masterpiece.
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Book by article author: Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality by Scott Belsky. http://shrd.by/A9rk4r

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For a creativity boost, think outside the box...literally

For a creativity boost, think outside the box...literally | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"Since physical metaphors regarding creativity are so common and appear in several different languages, a group of researchers hypothesized that they may extend beyond mere clichés. But can acting out metaphors really affect how our minds work?"

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Related: Creative Thinking: Imagine You Are Seven Again

“All students answered the same question. But for one group, a single sentence was added to the instruction: You are seven years old…Those participants who were in the seven-year-old condition exhibited significantly higher levels of originality in thought."

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2012/10/creative-thinking-imagine-you-are-seven-again/

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Innovation Excellence | A Brilliantly Simple Way to Boost our Creativity

Innovation Excellence | A Brilliantly Simple Way to Boost our Creativity | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
In this fascinating Scientific American article, the authors (Oren Shapira and Nira Liberman) tell us that creativity is not bound by the sole innate characteristics of an individual and can in fact be changed based on situation and context.

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Tips on Innovation Learned from Creative Geniuses

Tips on Innovation Learned from Creative Geniuses | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
'Geniuses are not omnipotent. They are just very skilled at employing the creativity toolbox': 'Genius Unmasked' by Roberta Ness.
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Related book: Innovation Generation: How to Produce Creative and Useful Scientific Ideas by Roberta B. Ness, M.D. http://buff.ly/1249bB0 // Review: "A thought-provoking dissertation on innovative thinking and how to circumvent the barriers that can inhibit our creativity." - Russell A. Hulse, Nobel Laureate in Physics.

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MTD's curator insight, June 21, 2013 4:15 AM

true innovators simply find new ways to twist the tools that everyone else has access

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The Right Mindset for Creativity

The Right Mindset for Creativity | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Creativity has two phases: generation and evaluation. You need to adopt a different mindset for each.

 

"In his wildly popular 2006 TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson defined creativity as “the process of having original ideas that have value.” Aside from being wonderfully succinct, this definition implies that any creative enterprise requires two key phases:

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By Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D., author of Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence. http://shrd.by/Br5K1T

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The Key to Innovation

The Key to Innovation | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

For businesses driven by creativity, hard work doesn't always result in success. In fact, it could hold you back. (The Key to Innovation? Stop Working So Hard!

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Don’t You Have To Be “Gifted and Talented” To Be Creative? - The Creative Mind

Don’t You Have To Be “Gifted and Talented” To Be Creative? - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
What does it mean to be talented or gifted and how do identity and intelligence relate to being creative?

 

Those are some of the questions explored by cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman in his new book “Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined.”

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Pinterest is for Creativity; Facebook for Communication

Pinterest is for Creativity; Facebook for Communication | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Pinterest users (in the UK, USA and Canada) tend to find the social network useful for satisfying a range of creative urges, while Facebook users are more drawn to matters of (RT @Mallikarjunan: Pinterest is for Creativity; Facebook for Communication...
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Creativity for Life

Creativity for Life | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"Lifelong creativity isn’t given to you. You must earn it and attend to it every day… You will have to dig deep to find the requisite honesty, courage, and resilience to live an artful, art-filled, art-committed life… You must really want it and really commit to it in order to have it… to crack through everyday resistance and create for a lifetime."

Eric Maisel, PhD, in his book Creativity for Life
http://shrd.by/SM2Q54

This is also the textbook for his online course Your Best Life in the Arts
http://talentdevelop.com/YBLITA

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Bert Stern: Original Mad Man Official Trailer #1 - Documentary Movie HD

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Bert Stern: Original Mad Man Documentary | DVD

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One of Stern's books: Marilyn Monroe: The Last Sitting

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Article: Bert Stern dies at 83; made iconic photographs of Marilyn Monroe http://shrd.by/fhMy0e

Related post: Marilyn Monroe: Her complex Inner Life
http://talentdevelop.com/5756/marilyn-monroe-her-complex-inner-life/

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Happiness Means Creativity: One Company’s Bet On Positive Psychology

Happiness Means Creativity: One Company’s Bet On Positive Psychology | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Cultivating a more positive outlook is a better way of boosting creativity than indulging a tortured genius, according to consultant psychologist and professor Neil Frude who has begun working with ad organization Havas Worldwide London to provide...
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David Ewing Duncan, in his essay Down With Happiness [Wired magazine 04.24.07] quotes Oxford University pharmacologist Susan Greenfield: “There is an industry of sorts that is trying to seduce you. They want you to lose yourself, to want more of their product, whether it’s virtual reality or a pill… Happy people are not ambitious. They do not build civilizations.” Duncan comments, “I’m certainly not against technology. But should we use it to cure insecurity? Normal anxiety? We risk medicalizing the human condition.” - From my post Too much pursuit of happiness? http://talentdevelop.com/91/too-much-pursuit-of-happiness/

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Be More Creative: What Is Your Self Concept?

One reason for discounting our creative abilities is comparing ourselves to other people, especially well-known and successful artists. Myths about artists being "crazy" or "starving" may also influence how much we may be motivated to live a creative life.

 

 

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Caffeine and Creativity - TALENT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES

Caffeine and Creativity - TALENT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Caffeine can help enhance thinking and creativity for many people, but there are cautions about using such a potent stimulant.

 

“It may be possible to reap the positive effects of caffeine without the creativity-diminishing side effects." @mkonnikova Maria Konnikova //

 

"Caffeine allows the brain's own stimulating neurotransmitters to do their thing with greater gusto and less restraint." Stephen Braun

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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Developing Creativity newsletter: Information and inspiration to enhance creativity and personal development

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The Dyslexic and Creative Mind;

Innovation Excellence article;

Growing Up Gifted Is Not Easy By Elaine Aron

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The Art of Disciplined Creativity


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Natalie Portman: "I definitely thrive on discipline and extreme situations and a quest for perfection." -- But it was more than a driving professionalism that drove Portman to the Black Swan script, she says. "Something that was interesting to me was the need to become a woman, to become an adult, in order to be an artist."

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The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric: Scientific American

The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric: Scientific American | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Highly creative people often seem weirder than the rest of us. Now researchers know why

 

"Both creativity and eccentricity may be the result of genetic variations that increase cognitive disinhibition—the brain’s failure to filter out extraneous information."

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“I hope I’m becoming more eccentric. More room in the brain.” Musician Tom Waits //

Being eccentric – choosing not to be more safely mundane – can help our creative thinking and courage. As psychologist Robert Ornstein, PhD has noted, “If you spend too much time being like everybody else, you decrease your chances of coming up with something different.”

From post: Being eccentric and creative
http://developingmultipletalents.com/101/being-eccentric-and-creative/

 

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Denis Marsili's curator insight, June 21, 2013 12:57 AM

Well...you'll have to read this :D

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Creative Think: Think Like A Wise Fool

Creative Think: Think Like A Wise Fool | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

It's time for one of my very favorite creative thinking strategies: Think Like A Wise Fool Image from Wise Fool Carrying the strategy of "looking at things differently" to extremes brings us to the realm of the Wise Fool...

 

"The great benefit of the wise fool's antics and observations is that they stimulate our thinking. They jolt us in the same way that a splash of cold water awakens us when we are drowsy."

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Roger von Oech is author of many books and products, such as A Whack on the Side of the Head
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and Creative Whack Pack
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Dim Lighting Sparks Creativity -

Dim Lighting Sparks Creativity - | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
New German research finds a darkened room encourages freedom of thought and inspires innovation.
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Denis Marsili's curator insight, June 19, 2013 4:51 AM

WOW!! My lights are always dim, or I simply use my salt lamp :D