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Creativity - Byrdseed. How to build a life of inspiration in four easy steps. Posted January 28th, 2016 by Tanner Christensen “We are influenced by drives to which we have little access, and which we never would have believed had not the statistics laid them bare.” – David Eagleman No matter where you look, you’ll discover that a crucial part of living a creative life involves being inspired in some form or another.

How to build a life of inspiration in four easy steps

Either being inspired to act or being inspired by something. Despite its prevalence in the creative culture, inspiration is a peculiar subject to try and understand. PATTERN LANGUAGES AS MEDIA FOR THE CREATIVE SOCIETY. Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise. Innovation is one of the driving forces in our world.

Mathematical Model Reveals the Patterns of How Innovations Arise

The constant creation of new ideas and their transformation into technologies and products forms a powerful cornerstone for 21st century society. Indeed, many universities and institutes, along with regions such as Silicon Valley, cultivate this process. And yet the process of innovation is something of a mystery. A wide range of researchers have studied it, ranging from economists and anthropologists to evolutionary biologists and engineers. Their goal is to understand how innovation happens and the factors that drive it so that they can optimize conditions for future innovation. This approach has had limited success, however. Second-Level Thinking: What Smart People Use to Outperform. “Experience is what you got when you didn’t get what you wanted.”

Second-Level Thinking: What Smart People Use to Outperform

Howard Marks Successful decision making requires thoughtful attention to many separate aspects. Decision making is as much art as science. Una definizione della creatività - nuovoeutile. Perché dovremmo chiederci che cosa sappiamo fare bene. The Secret to Creativity, Intelligence, and Scientific Thinking: Being Able to Make Connections -

When we shared this image from the @buffer Twitter account a while back, it got me thinking.

The Secret to Creativity, Intelligence, and Scientific Thinking: Being Able to Make Connections -

The Tweet resulted in over 1,000 retweets, which seems like an indication that it resonated with a lot of people. There’s a key difference between knowledge and experience and it’s best described like this: The original is from cartoonist Hugh MacLeod, who came up with such a brilliant way to express a concept that’s often not that easy to grasp. The image makes a clear point—that knowledge alone is not useful unless we can make connections between what we know. Whether you use the terms “knowledge” and “experience” to explain the difference or not, the concept itself is sound. Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity. By Maria Popova How the most creative human who ever lived was able to access a different state of consciousness.

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, Leonard Shlain found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence. By Maria Popova.

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

The Art of Looking: What 11 Experts Teach Us about Seeing Our Familiar City Block with New Eyes. By Maria Popova.

The Art of Looking: What 11 Experts Teach Us about Seeing Our Familiar City Block with New Eyes

Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity. By Maria Popova.

Why “Psychological Androgyny” Is Essential for Creativity

In Praise of Melancholy and How It Enriches Our Capacity for Creativity. By Maria Popova How the American obsession with happiness at the expense of sadness robs us of the capacity for a full life.

In Praise of Melancholy and How It Enriches Our Capacity for Creativity

“One feels as if one were lying bound hand and foot at the bottom of a deep dark well, utterly helpless,” Van Gogh wrote in one of his many letters expounding his mental anguish. And yet the very melancholy that afflicted him was also the impetus for the creative restlessness that sparked his legendary art. T. S. Eliot on Idea Incubation, Inhibition, and the Mystical Quality of Creativity + a Rare Recording. Kierkegaard on Anxiety & Creativity. By Maria Popova.

Kierkegaard on Anxiety & Creativity

Pixar Cofounder Ed Catmull on Failure and Why Fostering a Fearless Culture Is the Key to Groundbreaking Creative Work. By Maria Popova Why the greatest enemy of creative success is the attempt to fortify against failure. “Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Ray Bradbury on Writing, Emotion vs. Intelligence, and the Core of Creativity. By Maria Popova “You can only go with loves in this life.” Between 1973 and 1974, journalist James Day hosted the short-lived but wonderful public television interview series Day at Night. Among his guests was the inimitable Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) — beloved writer, man of routine, tireless champion of space exploration, patron saint of public libraries, passionate proponent of doing what you love and writing with joy.

Highlights from the interview, which has been kindly digitized by CUNY TV, are transcribed below. The Taste Gap: Ira Glass on the Secret of Creative Success, Animated in Living Typography. Twilight Zone Creator Rod Serling on Where Good Ideas Come From. A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas circa 1939. Why Great Ideas Get Rejected. Have you ever debuted an exciting new idea to the world only to receive a lukewarm or even highly critical response? Well, get used to it. Mounting evidence shows that we all possess an inherent bias against creativity. The good news is there’s something we can do about it. O n May 29, 1913 in Paris, Igor Stravinsky debuted perhaps his greatest work, The Rite of Spring ballet. Up until that point, most ballets were graceful and elegant, full of traditional music. Within minutes of the show’s start, the audience began to boo the performers.

Of course, history would vindicate Stravinsky. Similar rejections can leave us wondering what we did wrong or why others just couldn’t appreciate our creative idea. Creativity Requires an Element of Novelty. Is there a bias against creativity? Amanda Enayati People routinely reject and show bias against creative ideas, Amanda Enayati says Poll of CEOs: Creativity is the single most important leadership trait for success People reject creativity because of uncertainly -- but it's needed to help us through uncertainty Innovator: Build confidence by treating fear of creativity like a phobia of heights or snakes Editor's note: CNN contributor Amanda Enayati ponders the theme of seeking serenity: the quest for well-being and life balance in stressful times.

(CNN) -- Creativity has taken center stage in recent years, with a slew of books, articles and TED talks extolling the virtues of imagination and exhorting young and old to go out and exercise their creative muscle. In a 2010 IBM poll of CEOs worldwide, creativity was identified as the single most important leadership trait for success, enabling businesses to rise above an increasingly complex environment.

Master the art of solitude and blast your creativity into the stratosphere. Is a more disorganized brain a more creative brain? How far will you take your imagination today? Do Small Rebellions Increase Our Creativity? I walked a Formula One race track last fall in Abu Dhabi, in the blistering evening desert heat. The city of Abu Dhabi opens the track a couple of days a week for bikers and joggers.