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Monday, June 18, 20071182185481


Adding to the swarm of blogtalk about innovation (MountainRunner, the first post at ERM, this blog, Zenpundit once, and Zenpundit twice), Stephen DeAngelis comes to the topic of creativity. He gives some numbered myths about creativity

  1. there is always a "eureka" moment

  2. there is a clear path to innovation

  3. people "dig" new ideas

  4. the lone innovator

  5. most people can't be creative

  6. you'll know innovation when you see it

  7. the best ideas wins

  8. innovation is always good

Those interested in creativity may be interested in my analysis of Coming Anarchy, where I identified several factors necessary for creative success, including:

Finally, I also interviewed Steve's co-worker, Tom Barnett, as a project for the same doctoral class on creativity that generated the CA analysis.

11:51 Posted in Stephen DeAngelis | Permalink | Comments (3) | Tags: creativity


(Nice, very understated Modern Lovers reference.)

Posted by: Lexington Green | Monday, June 18, 2007

Sorry to say that the band was before my time [1], but I'll still take a compliment, deserved or no! :-)

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Modern_Lovers

Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Monday, June 18, 2007

"Zenpundit once, and Zenpundit twice"

"Roadrunner once! Roadrunner twice!
I'm in love with rock'n'roll
and I'll be out all night"

No band is before anyone's time anymore due to the miracle of sound recording. The first Modern Lovers record is one of the greatest records of all time, and would particularly appeal to you. Jonathan Richman has always been a soul and heart of the most ardent romanticism, but on this first record he had not yet regressed to a childishness which is offputting. He is every bit a son of New England, like your hero HPL.

Very surprised you are not already a fan.


Sorry to be so off point, but I suppose we can weave some connection to the theme of creativity into my impertinent interjection.

Posted by: Lexington Green | Monday, June 18, 2007