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03/10/12
Thinking about Thinking. Creativity
Filed under: Mentoring, Mature professionals, Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 12:55 pm

Jonah Lehrer wrote a front page article in
the WSJ about how to be (creative)
innovative, inventive, solve a problem,
think of something (based on the fair-minded
comments to the article).  It is
true he wrote and videocast that nearly
everyone can be creative by one measure
or another.  It is a skill we learn, can
develop and find ways to improve and
very importantly work in teams to produce
something more moving, powerful and
impactful.

The article offers some creativity ‘hacks’ as
he terms it.  Blue or red walls spurring creative
thinking, using general descriptions, move
to a metropolis,   Hmm…

The notion that one commenter provided that
one should find out what you do best and work
hard to refine it makes sense to me.

I also see the WSJ incorporating interview
videos in their articles, like one of Lehrer
in this piece.
m.wsj.net/videop/20120309/030912lehrer_/030912lehrer_320k.mp4?mod=qrcode

Is this coming in C&EN and journals? 

This is part of the series of thinking about
thinking, previous contributions.

2 Responses to “Thinking about Thinking. Creativity”

  1. site admin Says:


    The comments to WSJ can be interesting reading, as
    well. It offers different perspectives. But again,
    they represent elements of thinking about thinking.
  2. site admin Says:


    Interview of Rex Yung by Christa Tippett talked
    about creativity as being novel and useful. He
    points out a newly discovered “transient
    hypofrontality”.

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