Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness. …


"When eureka moments occur, they tend to be precipitated by long periods of preparation and incubation, and to strike when the mind is relaxed." Looking forward to summarizing key points in an upcoming blogpost.

4 Ways To Increase Creativity As An Entrepreneur

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What happens when you need a new answer? An original answer? A breakthrough? That calls for creative thinking.It’s a method of thinking most of us have never been taught, and some say is unteachable.

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

Simple suggestions – classics!

1) No growth in the comfort zone

2 and 3) Know thyself and play to your strengths

4) Collaborate with folks who are different from you

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World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21

Friends, today, April 21, is World Creativity and Innovation Day, named in 2001, it was expanded to World Creativity and Innovation Week in 2005. Hoping you experienced inspired joy, delight. opportunity, and potential during this week, together with so many others all over the world.

Let’s continue to keep the energy moving for new ideas, decisions, actions and products to make the world a better place and make your place in the world better too.

WCIW happens every year from April 15 – 21. I look forward to sharing it with you.


Wishing you joy

Wishing you flexibility, inner strength, and ingenuity during this World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21, 2014.  And joy…always joy…

Someone stopped me the other day, asked how to stay creative and resilient through these changing times.  I said, “Two things.  Keep your sense of humour, and keep your knees bent, like you are riding a surf board.  Yes, keep your knees bent.”

How would you respond?

What if Freedom were your theme for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21?

Freedom is an important kind of joy.  What if you used freedom, or one of its synonyms – emancipation, liberation,  independence, spaciousness, carte blanche, self-determination – as your theme for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 -21?

In what ways might you feel the joy of delightful surprise in new ideas, new decisions and/or new actions?


Social Physics | a new way of understanding human behavior based on analysis of Big Data

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Research using big data how to create cooperative, productive and creative organizations and governments. New ubiquitous data show all aspects of human life – including the creation and spread of new ideas.

Marci Segal, MS‘s insight:

MIT research: Effective communication patterns for groups = they share lots of ideas – many short contributions instead of a few long ones; their interactions are dense with continuous overlapping cycles of an idea followed by a response; they share a diversity of ideas – everyone contributes.


Anyone care to match this with brainstorming research? See more at

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