My newest article for the Harvard Business Review blog is now live. The article, “Mixing Business and Social Good Is Not a New Idea,” examines the current trend of social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility and reminds us that while history doesn’t repeat itself, sometimes it rhymes. There are some great lessons we can learn from our past.
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We tend to think about creativity in terms that are reminiscent of the ancient muses. We talk about being divinely inspired or have flashes of insight, like creativity is only open to a lucky few. The truth is that we are all able to be creative on demand and improve our capacity to develop novel, useful ideas that will keep ourselves and our organizations competitive.
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My newest piece for Harvard Business Review blog is live. The piece, “How to Have a Eureka Moment,” examines the psychological concept of incubation, the time when an idea is sitting in the back of our minds, and how “a ha” moments tend to come from periods of incubation. It also delves into how you can structure your work day to have more incubation and, hopefully, more eureka moments.
My newest piece for Forbes, “Why Innovation Needs Outsiders,” is live. The article examines what I call the Expert Myth in The Myths of Creativity – the idea that seasoned experts are always the best for innovation. The truth is that often innovative insights come from outsiders, and the most innovative companies and organizations find ways to incorporate insights from outsiders.
My newest piece, “How Your Friends Affect Your Creative Work,” is live on 99u. The article examines a historical writing group I’ve been fascinated with: the Inklings. This was the legendary writing group that included members like C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. I think in an always online world, we actually need more of the creative support groups these legendary British writers created.