Category: Psychology

How A Genius Thinks

The philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer once said that, “talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.”  Lots of people are smart, but true genius has always had an element of mystery to it. Nobody really knows where genius comes from.  While surely there is a genetic component, most child prodigies… Continue reading

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Want To Be More Creative? Don't Sleep

Wednesday, famed sportswriter Bill Simmons released a podcast where he interviewed Lorne Michaels, the man who created and still runs Saturday Night Live. In the interview, Michaels said something particularly interesting about the creative process… Continue reading

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Irwin Kula at BIF-9

This post is one of a series of conversations published on the Time website, authored by myself and Nicha Ratana, with transformational leaders who were storytellers at the BIF10 Collaborative Innovation Summit in Providence, RI, on Sept. 17-18. Irwin Kula is an eighth-generation rabbi known for his fearless attitude about change — a rare quality among religious leaders who tend to adhere closely to tradition. Don’t miss the video at the bottom… Continue reading

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What really motivates us to innovate?

When I recently started one of my online innovative leadership and start-up entrepreneurship programs, I found myself being quickly brought back to core principles around the role of intrinsic motivation in the achievement, accountability and entrepreneurship space. Having invested most of the last 3 years researching and identifying the cultural drivers, intrinsic motivators and… Continue reading

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BedfordChristianAcademy

Children are the ultimate disruptive innovators – fearless and able to clash together weird and strange concepts to create something radically different but unfortunately as we age we lose our creative edge. Continue reading

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Your Money Or Your Time, Which Is Worth More?

If you were given a choice – for the same number of hours worked you get 20% more money, or for 20% fewer hours worked you get the same money – which would you choose? Continue reading

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25 Practices That Foster Lifelong Learning

Is your capacity for learning is fixed or fluid? Can you improve your intelligence and talents through hard work and practice, or are you stuck with the brains you’ve got? Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck says.. Continue reading

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