Book Review: The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas

The myth

It is often suggested that creativity is a privilege of the chosen few. In his book, The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas, David Burkus (2014) demystifies how people and companies truly generate innovative ideas. Juxtaposing data with simple, real-life scenarios over a broad range of topics, Burkus argues that our creative potential is most hindered by our attachment to the ten most common myths of creativity: Eureka, Breed, Originality, Expert, Incentive, Lone Creator, Brainstorming, Cohesive, Constraints, and Mousetrap. Read more…

Review of “20UNDER40: Re-inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century”

20UNDER40 is a collection of twenty essays written by young and emerging arts professionals under the age of forty. These essays stand by themselves in terms of topic and are independent of one another. They represent twenty different perspectives posing different challenges to the arts sector in the 21st century. With a critical eye, 20UNDER40 brings the voices of young arts leaders out of the margins and into the forefront of our cultural dialogue as each young leader shares their vision about the future of the arts and arts education, highlighting the needs, wishes, solutions, and theories as tools. In the process of doing so, this book dissects the challenges of the contemporary arts sector.

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