Posts tagged 'Creativity & Innovation'
By Richard Florida Excerpted with permission from The Rise of the Creative Class Revisited: 10th Anniversary Edition, by Richard Florida. Available from Basic Books, a member of The Perseus Books Group. Copyright (C) 2012. The tectonic upheavals our economy is enduring are the result not just of ﬁnancial shenanigans by the global One Percent, but
By DOUGLAS EBY Creative thinking is a vital element in healthy and growing people and cultures. As The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity puts it, “We live in a society where those who do not creatively innovate risk failure in any of several domains of life.” The book adds that “Legendary thinkers throughout time, from Aristotle
BY RON FRIEDMAN | FastCompany Not too long ago, as I was putting the final touches on a client presentation, I stumbled across a surprising observation. The best insights in my report didn’t emerge in my office, during conference calls, or at meetings. They somehow appeared in the bathroom. Research on the nature of creativity
In this video from Techonomy 2011 in Tucson, Ariz., Gary Hamel, director of Management Lab, challenges companies to let employees have the same financial and creative flexibility on the job that that they have at home. Why, he asks, can a woman in Bangladesh get a micro-loan more readily than the average frontline employee at
By Dan Leidl,The Washington Post Sir Ken Robinson is a featured speaker at the Oklahoma Creativity Forum 2012. Click here to learn more! Sir Ken Robinson has a remarkably optimistic and inspiring view of humanity. For Robinson—author of The Element , former professor of education and popular TED speaker— we are all brimming with the capacity to excel. And