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|So how about creativity in 2017? (07/01/17 21:51:11)||Reply|
One sort of creativeness is a craziness - with ideas so far off that men in white coats and with restraining tools (straitjacket or drugs) can come and fetch at any time if arguments become heated. So it is easily dealt with.
The other one is rational. To be creative within a rational system one has to know the system. One has to know what already exists - in order to know that it is new, either entirely or by the components or methods used to create it. So the creative person embarrasses the weak boss.
The easiest way for a boss to cope is plain denial
Spinoza was targeted by a hitman, but survived. Tesla had his laboratory burned down. Lavoisier was guillotined. Korolev went to Kolyma.
Are you creative? Lie low.
|Craziness vs genius (extraordinary intellectual and creative power) (08/01/17 07:45:20)||Reply|
In this context it is enlightening to reread the
XXXII. THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND
In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is crazy. No way will he be king.
|Creativeness vs political opposition (08/01/17 09:37:26)||Reply|
There might be something to learn about this from the story of Ralph Abernathy - a US civil rights activist - and close collaborator and successor of Martin Luther King. (The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955)
|Re: Craziness vs genius (extraordinary intellectual and creative power) (08/01/17 17:51:41)||Reply|
Where is el tata Augusto and his kindhearted magic helicopter crews to help us to clean the progressivist stables a bit...
|Re: Re: Craziness vs genius (extraordinary intellectual and creative power) (08/01/17 18:40:53)||Reply|
Reagan and Thatcher - pre-baby-boomers - gave us the financial crises and the downsizing of industries. George W Bush, the baby-boomer (b 1946) gave us the Iraq war. Is Trump (b 1946) the baby-boomer who will set things right? Or is it Angela Merkel (b 1954) or Vladimir Putin (b 1952)? Or Marine Le Pen (b 1968)?
Been reading up on photovoltaics recently? Much better than fences.
|Re: Re: Re: Craziness vs genius (extraordinary intellectual and creative power) (09/01/17 03:00:55)||Reply|
Photovoltaics (discarding slave chinese labor and CN- | CID 5975 involvement) and Wind - what about their EROEI and actual electricity storage infrastructure in place? IMHO, good stuff, but 25 years too damn late...
Everything good and positively technological, that is going to happen, is going to happen after the next Greatest War, unfortunatly (no thanks to you, idealistic and gullible baby boomers, who brought us into it).
P.S. Fences will happen, localism(s) will happen, unimaginable sufferings will happen for the next ~15 years or so - until next Rennaissance comes again in early to mid-2030th, for those who are lucky enough to be alive and able-(minded)bodied at that spiritually golden time.
|Baby booms (09/01/17 07:01:14)||Reply|
7 billion? When I was young, we were 3 billion. Norway was 3.5 million. Now there are 5 million. How was it with Syria? 5 million in 1960. 23 million in 2013. Pakistan 46 million in 1960, 182 million in 2013. No wonder people want to get away at almost any risk.
|Re: Baby booms (10/01/17 18:18:30)||Reply|
There is an obvious business idea for the brave.
|Re: So how about creativity in 2017? (11/01/17 11:09:32)||Reply|
And then: Where can a person be valuably creative? The easy answer is: At the border or one's competence. Inside of established fields one can be almost certain that someone has done it before.
I have seen professors reading textbooks for ideas. Need I say more?
|Re: Re: So how about creativity in 2017? (30/01/17 21:29:54)||Reply|
Happy new year to everyone
I read and reread this book back in 2004, I really liked it, it didnt make sense to me but then but just the idea was captivating. These techniques do work but they take some practice, and not just theoretical also practical application to really appreciate them
|Re: Re: Re: So how about creativity in 2017? (30/01/17 21:36:40)||Reply|
|Re: Re: Re: Re: So how about creativity in 2017? (06/02/17 16:44:16)||Reply|
There is nowadays a deep conflict between creative leaders and professional experts. Quite a few of those creative solutions are mere results of ignorance, laziness and unwillingness to study the existing facts. It is profoundly career-limiting to say that the emperor is strolling along with his butt bare, and it is useless to say it more discreetly. Posing, face saving, laziness and political correctness trump creativity all the time in technical places. A creative proposition coming from the wrong person will mean that the boss has not been up to the task. This is never taken lightly.
With TV series it is easy to see that at some point the ideas are worn out. No number of "po" will flog new life into a dead horse.
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