Category Archives: On Creativity

On The Relationship Between Gout And Creativity

As someone who suffers, sometimes very painfully, from gout, I have tended to seek out insight into areas that relate to this most patrician of maladies.  It is said that gout, like childbirth, is among the most intense forms of … Continue reading

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Book Review: When A Bully Is President

When A Bully Is President:  Truth And Creativity For Oppressive Times, by Maya Gonzalez If it were possible to give this book negative stars I would.  This book is the sort that honestly should carry with it some sort of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Big Magic

Big Magic:  Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert Just about every writer on creativity has some major agendas when it comes to their work, and this writer has several agendas, some of which are not offensive at all, which … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why?

Why?:  What Makes Us Curious, by Mario Livio This is a book that could have been better than it was.  When it comes to books on creativity, sooner or later most authors make some sort of wild evolutionary speculations.  And … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise Of The Creative Class Revisited

The Rise Of The Creative Class Revisited, by Richard Florida Given that I was not a big fan of the original version of this book, was the revised and updated version of it any better?  I’m not sure, the revised … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rise Of The Creative Class

The Rise Of The Creative Class, by Richard Florida This book was an unmitigated failure on a variety of levels.  For one, in reading this book the author’s agenda, especially his pro-gay and anti-family agenda, and even anti-working class agenda, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Runaway Species

The Runaway Species:  How Human Creativity Remakes The World, by Anthony Brandt and David Eaglemann This is one of the many books that seeks to combine a concern for the aesthetics of creativity with a purportedly scientific approach in evolution … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mass Flourishing

Mass Flourishing:  How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, And Change, by Edmund Phelps Whenever one reads about innovation and creativity, and there are a lot of books about the subject, you have to know what the agenda of the person … Continue reading

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Book Review: Creating Things That Matter

Creating Things That Matter:  The Art And Science Of Innovations That Last, by David Edwards There are some books that try too hard and those which do not try hard enough, and this book is clearly in the first camp.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Creative Spark

The Creative Spark:  How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional, by Augustín Fuentes It is often the case that writers know far less than they presume to know about the subject of creativity.  There are a wide variety of reasons for this.  … Continue reading

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