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TED Talk: “Your elusive creative genius” by “Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert

March 13, 2013

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This next video I'm featuring on my blog is a TED talk by Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert on our "elusive creative genius." One line that struck me during her talk is when she pointed out how we've been taught and conditioned to think and believe this line: "Creativity and suffering are somehow inherently linked, and that artistry, ultimately, will always lead to anguish."

Where do good ideas come from?

March 11, 2013

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One of the required readings from Week 1 of our Strategic Innovation class is a review that Microsoft founder Bill Gates wrote for the book Where Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson. In the article, Gates summarizes some patterns that Johnson had identified as "conditions" that enable innovation: