The Myth of the Mad Genius Debunked

Read full, Genetic Literacy Project original post: ‘Mad genius’ no more: the genetic link between creativity and psychosis is pretty weak

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Have a Good Day – short video

On this first day of the creative year 2015, Earth Day April 22, may you have a good day.

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Wishing you Moments of Inspired Joy…

…as doors for emerging new potentials open during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, 2015.

open-doorVi auguro tutti i momenti di gioia ispirata come porte per emergere nuove potenzialità aperto durante mondiale creatività e dell’innovazione settimana 15-21 aprile 2015.

Je vous souhaite tous les moments de joie inspirée que des portes pour l’émergence de nouveaux potentiels ouvert pendant mondiale créativité et Semaine de l’innovation Avril 15-21 2015.

Deseando que todos los momentos de alegría inspirada como puertas para salir nuevos potenciales abiertos durante Mundial de la Creatividad y la Innovación Semana 15 a 21 ab 2015.

Ik wens u alle momenten van geïnspireerde vreugde als deuren voor de opkomende nieuwe mogelijkheden geopend tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog de creativiteit en innovatie Week 15-21 april, 2015.

Ich wünsche Ihnen alle Momente der Freude, als inspirierten Türen für neue neue Potenziale im Zweiten Welt Kreativität und Innovation Woche April 15-21, 2015 geöffnet.

विश्व रचनात्मकता और नवीनता सप्ताह 15-21 अप्रैल, 2015 के दौरान खुले नई क्षमता उभरते के लिए दरवाजे के रूप में आप प्रेरित आनन्द के सभी क्षणों बधाई।

Semoga Anda semua momen sukacita terinspirasi sebagai pintu untuk muncul potensi baru buka selama Dunia Kreativitas dan Inovasi Minggu April 15-21, 2015.

Semoga anda semua detik-detik kegembiraan diilhamkan sebagai pintu untuk muncul potensi baru dibuka semasa Dunia Kreativiti dan Inovasi Minggu April 15-21, 2015.

متمنيا لكم كل لحظات الفرح من وحي كما الأبواب أمام إمكانيات جديدة مفتوحة خلال العالمي الإبداع والابتكار أسبوع 15-21 أبريل 2015 الناشئة.

Jixtiequ inti kollha mumenti ta ‘ferħ ispirati bħala bibien għall-potenzjal ġodda miftuħa matul Dinjija Kreattività u l-Innovazzjoni Week April 15-21, 2015 emerġenti.

Desejo a vocês todos os momentos de alegria inspirado como portas para o surgimento de novos potenciais abertas durante Mundo Criatividade e Inovação Semana 15-21 abril de 2015.

Želim vam vse trenutke navdahnjenega veselja kot vrata za nastajajoče nove potenciale odprta v času svetovne ustvarjalnosti in inovativnosti tedna 15-21 april, 2015.

These google translations are for the languages represented by people who sent in their creative action for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 (see  Kindly share language corrections and feel free to add your wciw celebration too!

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The Importance of Tackling Hopelessness

Why can’t we demand better of ourselves and of our communities to create a place where all life is respected?


Looking forward to participating in #hopedecoded on March 27 @banffcentre

Let’s inspire hope during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21.

See on Scoop.itCreativity and Learning Insights

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Leaders as Social Architects for Innovation: Short video of Harvard prof

Professor Linda Hill knows about leadership and innovation. She is chair of the Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School, has visited and studied innovative companies, from Toy Story creators Pixar to Google, and written several books on the subject.

Conventional wisdom suggests the leader in a creative environment has to be a visionary, such as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs or the firm’s design head Jonathan Ive.

However Professor Hill disagrees and sees the boss’ role as the ‘social architect’, creating an atmosphere where experts and ‘creatives’ can thrive.


Marci Segal, MS, Creativity and Change Leadership, Freeing Leaders’ thinking so they can create new futures.

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Innovation Is Vital for Your Organization’s Survival: Must-Learn Lessons From Sir Ken Robinson

Innovation is critical to both the success and the survival of organizations, and imagination is the spark that fuels it, Sir Ken argues.


The link leads to his 90-minute presentation to marketing professors on the nature of innovation in organizations.

In his presentation, Sir Ken Robinson reveals pivotal think points. These support the coaching and development creativityland offers leaders to crack open new thinking to create and sustain new futures.

  • Make innovation a habit.  “Innovation has to become a habit…. Innovation needs to be systematic, deliberate; it is what defines you as an organization.”
  • Help the company evolve. “Companies are living organisms; if they don’t evolve, they simply don’t make it. Innovation isn’t optional.”
  • Apply tools for new thinking. “Tools stretch our minds in new directions. They allow us to do things, but also tools extend our minds.”
  • Create a new future. “Technology is one of the two big drives of change. All the innovations and changes we’re seeing now are baby steps on the road to what we will see.” “The second driver of innovation is the sheer number of people on the planet.” [7.25 billion of us! Whatever we do, we share the planet with so many others. MS]
  • Manage imagination. “Creativity is the applied wing of imagination. Innovation is the drive to find new ideas and new ways of doing things, to launch both new products and better processes. “But you can’t go straight to it,” he said, because the foundation for innovation consists of two things: Imagination and creativity. Imagination gives you the freedom to consider alternative views. Creativity is about applying imagination to existing systems—to challenge what we take for granted. It’s the process of figuring out if your imagined, original ideas have value.”
  • Apply creativity to the organizational context. “Creativity is the applied wing of imagination and innovation comes from the application of that creativity in an organizational context.”
  • Evoke creativity at the workplace. “A myth is that you’re either creative or you’re not. I disagree.”

    [Watch this short video as a case in point. MS]

    Marci Segal, MS Creativity and Change Leadership.  Freeing Leaders’ thinking so they may create new futures.

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