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IMHO: Does Structure Kill Creativity?

Support and safety. Against the idea of whimsical and free-spirited creativity, structure would seem to run counter to creativity. Yet, if we understand that there is certainly a definite process to creativity, then structures can be useful in supporting creativity. … Continue reading

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IMHO: Do Creative Ideas Just Happen?

Fodder and Incubation. If we imagine that creative ideas come from muses, then we would think that creative sparks appear out of thin air. If creativity is about making new connections, then we need to have something to start with. … Continue reading

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IMHO: Can Creativity be Coerced?

Safety and risk. Creating something new is as much attractive as it can be a little uncomfortable. The discomfort arises from the need to change and for adaptation and the uneasy sense of uncertainty. When we are threatened, we would … Continue reading

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IMHO: Is everyone creative?

Capacity and preference. We can all be creative but not all of us exercise our creativity all the time. The ability to form and see new connections is in all of us, some do so frequently and it seems natural … Continue reading

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IMHO: What is creativity?

What is creativity? Novel, and useful. The first and foremost feature of anything creative would be its freshness. Whether something is new is of course subjective. There would be different things we have not experienced nor thought about before, and … Continue reading

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