Sunday, November 21, 2010

Where does your Creativity emerge?

A great boss knows that you do not schedule meetings during your work groups most creative portions of their day.  If you are a morning person - schedule meetings in the afternoon.  Bored, Lonely? - call a meeting.

I have great ideas for blog post in the morning, by the evening they have dissipated into just mediocre and the motivation to write them has gone.

What is required for those creative moments to produce fruit?

"People often credit their ideas to individual "Eureka!" moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the "liquid networks" of London's coffee houses to Charles Darwin's long, slow hunch to today's high-velocity web."
TED Talk:  Where good ideas come from - Steven Johnson

Johnson relates the myth of Eureka moments vs the Slow Hunch - or the innovation process.  Why is the open forum (a network of people) where ideas are exchanged so important to the innovation of ideas?

Here's an excellent article from the Heart of Innovation blog - 20 Reasons Why Creative People Work in Cafes


Networks of creative people require an environment that supports them, what are the properties of that environment?

Long Live the Web by Tim Berners-Lee

The Web is critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity—and even our liberty. Like democracy itself, it needs defending.
The principles underlying the success of the Web: Linked-data, Decentralization, Universality, Open Standards, Separation of Layers, etc.
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