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2017 07 04 Fireworks

I am excitedly awaiting the release of Oathbringer, the third volume of Brandon Sanderson’s epic Stormlight Archive series, which comes out in November. To stoke the anticipation, Alice Arneson, one of the beta readers, recently published a post detailing the review process for Oathbringer.  The post is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the creative process for producing the Stormlight Archive …

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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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