Group Genius

The Creative Power of Collaboration
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.10 hours)
Product Number: Z100057589
Released: Jul 18, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781469088365
Narrator/s: Jonathan Marosz
Publisher: Gildan Media, Inc
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Description

Creativity has long been thought to be an individual gift, best pursued alone; schools, organizations, and whole industries are built on this idea. But what if the most common beliefs about how creativity works are wrong? In this authoritative and fascinating new audiobook, Keith Sawyer, a psychologist at Washington University, tears down some of the most popular myths about creativity and erects new principles in their place. He reveals that creativity is always collaborative--even when you're alone. (That "eureka" moment in the bathtub couldn't have come to Archimedes if he hadn't spent so many hours arguing and comparing notes with his fellow mathematicians and philosophers.) Sawyer draws on compelling stories of inventions and innovations: the inventors of the ATM, the mountain bike, and open source operating systems, among others, to demonstrate the freewheeling ways of true innovation. He shares the results of his own acclaimed research on jazz groups, theater ensembles, and conversation analysis, to show us how to be more creative in collaborative group settings, how to change organizational dynamics for the better, and how to tap into our own reserves of creativity.

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Author(s): Keith Sawyer
Original Publish Date: Jan 04, 2008

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Keith Sawyer
Narrator(s): Jonathan Marosz
Product Number CA110
Released: Mar 20, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428197534
eAudio
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Author(s): Keith Sawyer
Narrator(s): Jonathan Marosz
Product Number Z07522
Released: Nov 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470390426
eBook
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Author(s): Keith Sawyer
Product Number EB00700509
Released: May 16, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: #9781541697904

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