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Interviews on Creative Leadership, Creativity and Innovation

A history of interviews with leaders by The Creative Leadership Forum, our associates and other media.

 

Entries in Creativity (28)

Friday
Aug052011

Why Imagination? Finding the Key To Creativity, Innovation and Competiveness - Sir Ken Robinson

 

Watch live streaming video from imaginationsummit at livestream.com

 

Sunday
Nov142010

Where Great Ideas Come From - Steven Johnson


Video of the Month October 2010
Where Good Ideas Come From
with
Steven Johnson
As Executive Chairman of the Creative Leadership Forum, I have been a huge fan of Steven Johnson and his search for and chronicling of the history of innovation, in the modern world. Where Good Ideas Come From is his new book and our nomination for best book of the year for 2010.
Click here to view his recent TED presentation.
Thursday
Sep232010

Where good ideas come from | Steven Johnson: Video on TED.com


A dynamic writer and speaker, Steven Johnson crafts captivating theories that draw on a dizzying array of disciplines, without ever leaving his audience behind. Author Kurt Anderson described Johnson's book Emergence as "thoughtful and lucid and charming and staggeringly smart." The same could be said for Johnson himself. His big-brained, multi-disciplinary theories make him one of his generation's more intriguing thinkers. His books take the reader on a journey -- following the twists and turns his own mind makes as he connects seemingly disparate ideas: ants and cities, interface design and Victorian novels.

Johnson's breakout 2005 title, Everything Bad Is Good for You , took the provocative stance that our fear and loathing of popular culture is misplaced; video games and TV shows, he argues, are actually making us smarter. His appearances on The Daily Show and Charlie Rose cemented his reputation as a cogent thinker who could also pull more than his share of laughs. His most recent work, The Ghost Map, goes in another direction entirely: It tells the story of a cholera outbreak in 1854 London, from the perspective of the city residents, the doctors chasing the disease, and the pathogen itself. The book shows how the epidemic brought about profound changes in science, cities and modern society. His upcoming work, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, tells the fascinating stories of great ideas and great thinkers across disciplines.

No mere chronicler of technology, Johnson is himself a longtime innovator in the web world: He was founder and Editor in Chief of FEED, one of the earliest and most interesting online magazines. He cofounded outside.in, an intriguing website that maps online conversations to real-world neighborhoods.
Sunday
Jun272010

Metaphor - How It Misleads, Discovers and Shakes - James Geary - YouTube


One of a handful of the world's professional aphorists, James Geary has successfully fused early creative endeavors in performance art, poetry and juggling with his childhood fascination with the "Quotable Quotes" column in Reader's Digest. His books Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists and the bestselling The World in a Phrase are invaluable journeys through the often-ignored art of the witty (and memorably brief) summation. His next book is about the secret life of metaphors, and how metaphorical thinking drives invention and creativity. Geary is a former writer for Time Europe and is now an editor for Ode magazine, a print and online publication devoted to optimism and positive news.
Thursday
Jun102010

Charles Leadbetter, Author - We -Think, The Power of Mass Creativity on Shaping Ideas