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Keep the Aspidistra Dying: I’m an Artist Not a Creative Entrepreneur

When you’re a broke-ass-art-person, there’s about million podcasts and blogs and online courses encouraging you to create podcasts and blogs and online courses to help monetize your creative process by sharing it with other artists who, in turn, will create more podcasts and blogs and online courses. It’s time to stop…

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On Writing

Creative Thinking and Drinking and Why it Works

I would like to buy a round of drinks for the researchers of a recent Consciousness and Cognition publication, Uncorking the muse: Alcohol intoxication facilitates creative problem solving. Though the cultural association between creativity and booze is long and storied, science had yet to make a formal connection, at least according to my research (which, […]

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Do Deadlines Kill Creativity?

Do deadlines make you more creative? Marketplace commentator Teresa Amabile, a professor at Harvard Business School and co-author of The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work, doesn’t think so. According to her research, professionals are 45% less likely to “come up with a new idea or solve a […]

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How to Be Creative by Failing

Imagine: How Creativity Works?author Jonah Lehrer?discusses the creative process, failure and how American schools are creativity assassins with Big Think’s Jason Gots. Via Jonathan Fowler and Elizabeth Rodd at BigThink.

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Google’s Think Quarterly releases The Creativity Issue

Besides perfecting its search engine, fostering user-generated video and releasing self-driving cars on our roadways, Google also manages to publish a quarterly online magazine from of their UK office. The latest edition of their Think Quarterly (a name, that at first glance, reads like a command to cogitate but once every three months), is “dedicated […]