Sawyer’s book of creativity techniques is now available in Japanese, published by Yamaha Music.… Read More “Zig Zag” Published in Japanese!
Bingo didn’t have a solo inventor; it was created by group genius.… Read More Bingo was his name-o!
Words like “innovation” and “collaboration”–who could be opposed to that? … Read More Overused Business Words
Learning how to create looks a lot like effective learning in science and math.… Read More Learning In and Through the Arts
Creativity is never a straight linear path from idea to execution. … Read More Wrigley Wiggles: Zigzagging to Creativity
Tips for getting ideas from successful entrepreneurs… Read More Tips for Sparking Inspiration
My niece Sarah was in CVS and, for some reading material, she bought the TIME special issue The Power of Personality. While reading it, she discovered that I’m quoted at length in the article “The Creativity Code.” I didn’t even know about it! Thanks for texting me, Sarah! You made my day. The article quotes… Read More “The Creativity Code” in TIME Magazine
I just received the January, 2022 issue of the academic journal Psychology of Music. I’m on the editorial board so I always pay close attention to what’s going on in this field. The 22 articles are technical and hard to read if you don’t work in the field, so I thought I would summarize a… Read More Music and the Mind: New Research
One of the most solid findings in innovation research is that creativity happens in social networks–what I call group genius. When it comes to innovation, a social network doesn’t mean Facebook or Snapchat. It means the connections you have with other people in real life. People in your profession, of course, but it helps even… Read More Why You Should Attend This Year’s Conference in Person
Corporate retreats: Remember them? Off-site meetings where the entire company flies or drives to a cool location for a few days of team-building, networking, and fostering corporate culture. There might be costumed characters, escape rooms, water balloon battles, yacht cruises around the harbor, open bars, famous musicians on stage. Sometimes, real work actually gets done–brainstorming… Read More Fun! Off-Site Retreats Are Back