Please see below selected recent creativity-related change.
- It can be tempting to think of creativity as something that arrives in a flash of inspiration, after which solutions immediately appear to our most pressing problems. Usually, the reality isn’t really like that. Researchers from the University of Reading highlighted that innovation tends to be a far more iterative affair. The study found that a series of steady improvements via trial and error is key to innovation over a prolonged period of time, and that great, sudden leaps are pretty rare. As such, perspiration is likely to be as important as inspiration, and this is confirmed by a study from the Kellogg School.
- getAbstract notes that organisations of all types seek people who can think creatively, invent innovative solutions and adapt to a changing world. Creativity and innovation expert Sir Ken Robinson – whose TED talk, Do Schools Kill Creativity?, garnered one of the largest audiences of all time – cautions that mass education systems designed to produce workers for the industrial age don’t prepare students to meet new world challenges. He advocates a full-scale transformation of education systems on the premise that intelligence and the creative process are “diverse, dynamic and distinct”.
- The School of Life believes that for many of us, our strongest and at the same time vaguest desire is to be more creative. but that when we think about what it would mean to be creative, we arrive at a dauntingly fixed range of jobs.
- I have no reader in mind - the reader is me as I re-read - Philip Roth. Roth's words resonate, and feel comfortable, to those of us who are still, slowly working ourselves out on the page. We don't necessarily need comments, feedback...not yet, anyway.
- However, as Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, "many people die with their music still in them", so to avoid that sense of feeling, ultimately, unfulfilled, perhaps we should urgently try and find ways to create an authentic outward expression of the inner one, even whenthat vision is problematic, or even nightmarish, as in Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights in the Prado in Madrid.
- Philosophers, artists and writers tell of places that quicken their creative pulse.
- David Shields argued for a blurring of the lines between creativity and plagiarism on Start the Week, arguing that novels are irrelevant and that non-fiction has taken over.