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Creativity Boost Bookshelf

2017 05 30 Creativity Bookshelf

At last week’s ATD 2017 conference, I had the pleasure of presenting a concurrent session on nurturing creativity. Over the last few months, I’ve been working to identify a short list of things I (we) can do to increase creative capacity – interesting stuff, and quite fun to research, I must say. I investigated stories of highly applauded creators and …

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Revisiting Creativity, Inc.

Creativity Inc Cover

A few years ago, I posted a reflection on Ed Catmull’s book, Creativity, Inc. (with Amy Wallace). I’ve recently been working on a project to design workshops on creativity, so I decided to revisit the book and the post. My copy of the book is full of highlighted sections and scribbled margin notes, and it has been interesting to review …

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Confessions and lessons from a Hamilton obsession

Hamilton CD and book

I confess to a minor (?) and highly improbable obsession with the blockbuster musical Hamilton. I don’t typically enjoy freestyle/rap music, so it’s not an obvious choice for me. (My lame attempt at a line of freestyle in the title of this post is the one and only of my lifetime.) But given that Hamilton’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has won …

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