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Creativity Is Like a Slot Machine

Creativity Is Like a Slot Machine | Genius | Scoop.it
"To invent, you have to take the odd and the strange combination of the years of knowledge and experience."

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its combinotariol, but not all patterns/ comibntaions are a jackpot!

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Barbara Lond's curator insight, January 19, 2013 5:43 AM

Hm, true.  Do people in the UK really like strange?  People are so fearful.

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How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective | Genius | Scoop.it
"A man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose."

"The habit of mind w
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Holmes as an example of creative thinking. some good principles there to direct one's attention. 

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How to design breakthrough inventions

How to design breakthrough inventions | Genius | Scoop.it
Global firm IDEO incorporates human behavior into product design -- an innovative approach being taught at Stanford. Charlie Rose profiles the company's founder, David Kelley.
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3 Ideas For Cultivating Creativity At Work

3 Ideas For Cultivating Creativity At Work | Genius | Scoop.it
Creativity is often regarded as an elusive concept, especially the kind that results in innovations that draw new boundaries of human possibility.Researchers have determined that one of the most important factors in generating breakthrough...
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Free and unstructured play time is important for Kids development; its also essential for adult creativity and blossoming.

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Barbara Lond's curator insight, January 19, 2013 5:47 AM

True.  I am not sure how managers and leaders feel.  Creativity after all implies breaking out of boundaries, chaos, lack of control.  Creativity is not just in the artistic world.  It is a very real cognitive process which can also go hand in hand with being organised.  Why can't cultures have both?  Org cultures are created and sustained by people, leaders, many of whom are men (mostly) or women, who, like to control.

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Does Creativity Come With A Price? New Insight On Creatives And Mental Illness

Does Creativity Come With A Price? New Insight On Creatives And Mental Illness | Genius | Scoop.it
For generations, there’s been a cultural assumption that creative people are more mentally unstable than everybody else. In his 1936 essay, The Crack-Up, F. Scott Fitzgerald detailed his own personal battles with depression and alcoholism.
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At What Age Will Your Creativity Peak?

At What Age Will Your Creativity Peak? | Genius | Scoop.it
Recent research on the subject of creative innovation distinguishes different types of creative thinkers, not limiting creative potential.
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Barbara Lond's curator insight, January 19, 2013 5:50 AM

I think many people's creative ideas or thinking are snuffed out way before it even has a chance to develop.

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Unsolicited Evaluation Is the Enemy of Creativity

Unsolicited Evaluation Is the Enemy of Creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
Creativity blossoms in a non-controlling, non-judgmental environment.
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Why Employees' Big Dreams Should Be Your Company's Top Priority

Why Employees' Big Dreams Should Be Your Company's Top Priority | Genius | Scoop.it
As a manager, you can create a tremendous amount of loyalty just by listening to your employees.
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» Maybe Gifted Underachievers Are More Creative - The Creative Mind

» Maybe Gifted Underachievers Are More Creative - The Creative Mind | Genius | Scoop.it
Research indicates the cause of the underachievement of many gifted students may be their creativity, which tends to clash with traditional school environments.
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Chimps Have Geniuses, Too | Wired Science | Wired.com

Chimps Have Geniuses, Too | Wired Science | Wired.com | Genius | Scoop.it

"EDIT:OF course they have geniouses... but share the article anyway to enlighten old fashioned mindsets... ;)"

 

Natasha, a chimp at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda, has always seemed different from her peers. She’s learned to escape from her enclosure, teases human caretakers, and scores above other chimps in communication tests. She the chimp that caretakers consistently ranked as the smartest based on only the way she interacted with them. Now, Natasha has a new title: genius. In the largest and most in-depth survey of chimpanzee intelligence, researchers found that Natasha was the smartest of the 106 chimps they tested. "In general, we don’t find any kind of general intelligence factor that can predict intelligence in all areas, but we did find a big variation overall, and this one outstanding individual."

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The Four P’s of Creativity

The Four P’s of Creativity | Genius | Scoop.it
Many creativity research programs are narrowly focused on one aspect of creativity to the exclusion of others; an integrative focus will help move the field forward.
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What is Creativity? Art as a Symptom of Brain Disease | Brain Blogger

What is Creativity? Art as a Symptom of Brain Disease | Brain Blogger | Genius | Scoop.it

We don’t normally associate creativity with brain disease, but a recent paper published in Brain suggests that maybe we should

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Secrets Of America's Happiest Companies

Secrets Of America's Happiest Companies | Genius | Scoop.it
“Being able to be truly happy at work is one of the keys to being happy in life,” says Heidi Golledge, CEO and cofounder of CareerBliss, an online career database. And what company couldn’t use a little more joy among its ranks?
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Cisco is #5 most happiest co. to work for! not bad at all:-)

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Adam Green: The Spectacular Thefts of Apollo Robbins, Pickpocket

Adam Green: The Spectacular Thefts of Apollo Robbins, Pickpocket | Genius | Scoop.it
Apollo Robbins takes things from people’s jackets, pants, purses, wrists, fingers, and necks, then returns them in amusing and mind-boggling ways.
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Pick-Pocketing as a creative artform!!

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New Sensitivity Gene Discovered

New Sensitivity Gene Discovered | Genius | Scoop.it
A new gene was discovered that is highly sensitive to supportive conditions.
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Perosnality as profoundly affected by geneXenv effcets of early childhood.

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Harnessing Your Genius: Moving Beyond a Strengths-Based Approach « JD Strategist

Harnessing Your Genius: Moving Beyond a Strengths-Based Approach « JD Strategist | Genius | Scoop.it
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What seven things can geniuses teach us about being more creative?

What seven things can geniuses teach us about being more creative? | Genius | Scoop.it
    Work hard Hard work (often more than 10,000 hours worth) is vital. Via Creating Minds: An Anatomy of Creativity Seen Through the Lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, ...
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Building a Creativity Climate

Though fixing the limitations of our educational system is not the focus of this research, embracing the known factors that enhance creativity can, at the very least, help us to harness the dormant innovation within our workplaces, and continue to...
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TEDxStanford - Tina Seelig - A crash course in creativity

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...
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Creativity mental illness link

Creativity mental illness link | Genius | Scoop.it
Creativity is often part of a mental illness, with writers particularly susceptible, say experts.
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The No. 1 Enemy of Creativity: Fear of Failure

The No. 1 Enemy of Creativity: Fear of Failure | Genius | Scoop.it
To innovate, stop worrying about "failure" and start thinking of "learning."...
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James Flynn: IQ may go up as well as down

James Flynn: IQ may go up as well as down | Genius | Scoop.it
James Flynn, discoverer of the 'Flynn effect', explains why environment plays a major role in determining a social group's IQ levels...
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