The Six Myths of Creativity

After reading David’s post regarding creativity, I have remembered a very interesting article I found some time ago called “The Six Myths of Creativity” written by Bill Breen. The six myths described in this article are:

  1. Creativity Comes From Creative Types
  2. Money Is a Creativity Motivator
  3. Time Pressure Fuels Creativity
  4. Fear Forces Breakthroughs
  5. Competition Beats Collaboration
  6. A Streamlined Organization Is a Creative Organization

I think the first one is the most important one, as everyone is born creative, it is just that we forget how to do it while growing up! Thus, creativity should be practiced and encouraged in organizations, as 200.000+ creativity-empowered employees of a corporation can come up with more and probably better ideas than 10 “supercreative” people.

I have read some interesting books on this subject so if anyone wants to hear about them, just leave me a comment and I will write about them in another post.

3 Responses to “The Six Myths of Creativity”

  1. Tigre Says:

    I want to know more things about this. Could you please…?

  2. Maria Says:

    Of course, you should have it in your inbox right now (I\’ll write an article on this topic, but it is not going to be for a while :-) ).

  3. My other blog… » Blog Archive » Creativity: Kevin Carroll’s Rules of the Red Rubber Ball Says:

    […] As I promised in the post regarding “The Six Myths of Creativity”, here is a book on creativity I have really enjoyed: “Rules of the Red Rubber Ball: Find and Sustain Your Life’s Work” by Kevin Carroll, where seven rules for Creativity are introduced: […]

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