Joshua Wolf Shenk argues the case for creative pairs in the New York Times, in an excerpt of his book Powers of Two. “At its heart, the creative process itself is about a push and pull between two entities.”
‘Groupthink’ is the occurrence of a ‘collective mind’ established when a group convenes. It will be familiar to anyone who has endured company meetings, team sessions, committees or the inside of a boardroom.
It’s exciting to think that we may one day understand the mysteries of our brains. But we should also remember how little we know now, despite a growing body of neuroscience research.
David Burkus is the author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas. He is also founder of LDRLB and assistant professor of management at Oral Roberts University.
There are days where several things align to provide the perfect environment for making – this is flow, in that you’re able to do things in a few seconds that would take you hours at other times.
Researcher Vera John-Steiner wanted to know “What nourishes sustained productivity in the lives of creative individuals?” She interviewed over 70 living creative geniuses and analyzed the notebooks of 50 dead ones.
Writer and documentary maker Jon Ronson recently turned his analytical eye on brainstorming for Radio 4. I’m a big fan of Ronson so listened along, wondering what angle he would take and what he would uncover.