Barbara Fredicksen on the power of Positive Emotions

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 in Blog posts, Talks

Prof. Barbara Fredicksen talks about how power emotions can help open up the mind and help us see the bigger picture (literally) – and discusses the implications for creativity

Research on factors affecting Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky

Posted on Jan 11, 2015 in Articles, Talks

It is worth reading the Journal article by Sonja Lyubomirsky called Pursuing Happiness: The Architecture of Sustainable Change. In her article she talks about different factors affecting happiness, some that are in people’s control (“Intentional Activity”), some that are related to genetics (“Set Point”) and some that are related to “Life Circumstances”, such as demographics and the effect of […]

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describing ‘Flow’

Posted on Jan 4, 2015 in Talks

A classic TED talk from 2004 by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describing the concept of flow and its relationship with creativity and happiness.

Talk by Uri Alon on the importance of creativity and play in scientific research

Posted on Nov 18, 2014 in Talks

Lovely talk by Uri Alon on the importance of a creative approach to scientific research and problem solving in general, including embracing the subjective and emotional aspects of the process. He talks about the importance of experimentation, challenging assumptions, getting stuck and suggests ways to help discover new ideas and solutions using ideas from improvisation […]

Creativity and Happiness and their relation to “clock time” and “task time”

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 in Talks

Interesting TEDx talk by Anne-Laure Sellier on the effects on creativity and happiness for people who schedule their work predominantly by the clock and those who schedule their work predominantly by task – and the implication for how businesses are run.

The ‘power on introverts’ and their creative needs

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 in Talks

A classic TED talk by Susan Cain called ‘The Power of Introverts’ on how the current drive for group based creative work in schools and businesses can often go against the natural preferences of introverts for quiet creative reflection, autonomy and insight.  

Load More