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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.