John Kao learned a lot about creativity and innovation during his years teaching at the Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab but also as a serial entrepreneur, psychiatrist, movie producer, and jazz pianist. He wrote about the topic in Jamming—The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity, a BusinessWeek bestseller that has beenJohn Kao learned a lot about creativity and innovation during his years teaching at the Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab but also as a serial entrepreneur, psychiatrist, movie producer, and jazz pianist. He wrote about the topic in Jamming—The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity, a BusinessWeek bestseller that has been published in more than a dozen languages. Now, he's distilling what he knows into a series of brief, practical guides. The topic of this one is how to clear the mind to make way for creativity and the great ideas that follow.Come with me to Harvard. My classroom is like many others at the business school. The setting is casual and comfortable, yet conducive to drama. I lower the lights and ask my students to shut their eyes. "Picture yourself in five years," I tell them. "Are you alone or with another person? Where do you live? Where do you work? What are you doing right now? What do you smell? What do you taste? Touch the object nearest you. What do you feel?" My students smile. I know what they are experiencing. They are playing parts in a mental performance. Initially, they are surprised by what they are imagining, but soon they are engrossed. One is walking through Washington's corridors of power. Another is climbing an Alpine rock face. Another is standing in the Shanghai Stock Exchange. After five minutes or so, I turn up the lights and ask how they feel. They are energized, emotional, inspired.......
|Title||:||clearing the mind for creativity|
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|Number of Pages||:||15 Pages|
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clearing the mind for creativity Reviews
This is a short book that gives you advice on how to be more creative. He opens with a great story of an exercise he used in his classroom and the effects of it with the students. Then, he presents you with 4 more ideas that can be helpful. Very easy to read. The writing is light and informative. Some of the ideas seem simple enough but are very helpful in clearing your mind. You can use them to aid in furthering creativity or just to clear your mind from all that was in it.
A very short read, which would make a better blog than book. I feel it ass full of good suggestions, but given the brevity, I'm glad it was a freebie.
Fast read but lacking in substance
It was super short. It was just ok..... I don't know what I expected, but it essentially is only one tip.
Good creativity exercise. Very quick read and you are basically paying for a short essay. Would be a great blog post.
This is an excellent short, but I really wanted more. The author would have done well to explore his topic in more detail.I do highly recommend this, but it is very short.
Extremely short book - read it in about 20 minutes. The advice was good, but nothing new. I wanted and expected more.
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