Creativity for the Rest of Us

The Enchanted Forest

Practicing the homework that I had just assigned to the students in my Creativity in Business class, I took an alternate route on my morning hike.  I entered the park from a different direction and walked my regular trail in reverse.  I felt slightly off balance doing this and discovered something unexpected. As much as I thrive on and enjoy my morning hikes, I usually have an agenda – combine aerobic exercise in...

Dance with the Mystery

Coincidence. Serendipity. Chance. Happy accidents. Miracles. Synchronicity. These are some of the ways we characterize the mysterious and magical events that happen in our lives that we can’t explain. Watching Shakespeare In Love again recently, I was reminded of the key role this invisible force plays in the creative process.  On many levels the film brilliantly captures the essence of creativity. This time...

Busting the Myth of Creativity

Jonah Lehrer was interviewed by Michael Krasny today on KQED Forum about his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works.  Lehrer is a science writer by trade who has turned his attention to the intersection of brain science and creativity. He offers a feast of research busting the myth that creativity is rare and possessed by the gifted few.  Nice to know that science has caught up with what we already know to be...
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