creativity

Busyness is Not a Virtue

“How are you?” “Oh, you know, crazy busy.” If you find yourself responding like that, or if you find yourself dealing with lots of people who respond like that, then this blog post is a great read. >> Busyness is Not a Virtue : iDoneThis blog How do you deal with feelings of being crazy busy …

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Criticism vs. Cynicism

Throughout our lives we face critique — feedback from others about our work and behavior. How do we tell what feedback to take to heart, and what to disregard? Recently The 99 Percent featured an article about Criticism vs. Cynicism, which presents a lens through which to evaluate the responses we get from others. I …

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“Symmetry” from Radiolab

In the spirit of their thought-provoking and funky radio show, Radiolab presents this short video about symmetry. Watch and you’ll understand. Very clever.

OpenIDEO: What global challenge do you think innovation leaders should work to solve right now?

I’m a fan of IDEO, the “design consulting” firm that’s made a name for itself with multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving. Their OpenIDEO site throws challenge prompts out to the net at-large. One of their current challenges is rather big (“What global challenge do you think innovation leaders should work to solve right now?“), but …

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Fleeting Youth, Fading Creativity in Science

In the Wall Street Journal, Johah Lehrer explores the connections between youth and creativity in the sciences. For one, he notes the demographic shift toward older scientists: In 1980, the largest share of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) went to scientists in their late 30s. By 2006 the curve had been shifted …

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