In this week’s weekly bit of interest I’ve selected some interesting bits on creativity:
- Mo Fox (who is going to be at Creative Innovation 2011) says that consensus around new ideas is like kryptonite.
- Dave Gray co-author of ‘Gamestorming’ talks about how cubicle culture kills creativity.
- We all know exercise is good for you physically but now there is some evidence it is good for you mentally as well. Dr Amantha Imber on Australian Anthill has an article on “How an aerobic calls can help you come up with better ideas”.
- “[P]eople [who] explicitly claimed to desire creative ideas…actually associated creative ideas with negative words such as “vomit,” “poison” and “agony.” 1 Science Daily has an interesting article on “Why we crave creativity but reject creative ideas”
- Daniel Kahneman talks “The Marvels and Flaws of Intuitive Thinking Edge Masterclass 2011”. He is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus,PrincetonUniversity and Recipient and also received the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. The talk is about an hour long but a transcript is available.
Thanks to Brett Parsons for passing on the last two links.
And we have some extras this week!
- The Sydney Morning Herald talks about the link between creativity and productivity.
- The Warren Centre’s is looking for Australia’s greatest innovators; people who have created successful products or services from brilliant engineering ideas or inventions. Nominations are being sought for the Innovation Heroes Award, bestowed each year by SydneyUniversity’s Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering. More information and a look at the 2011 recipients on their website.
- The Innovation Excellence Blog features regularly on the Weekly Bits of Interest and they have a Innovation Excellence LinkedIn Group which may be of interest to everyone.
As always, please feel free to identify any other developments or articles of interest in the comments below.
- This quote is not covered by the Creative Commons licence or Commonwealth Copyright. From Science Daily “Why we crave creativity but reject creative ideas” accessed on 19 September 2011 at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110903142411.htm ↩