Book Review: Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer

Imagine Imagine: How Creativity Works is great recommended read, my good friend Scott Shipman did a review on that inspired me to pick up the book. I found Scott's review of the book to be spot on. The book offers some great insights into creativity and innovation. The book discusses various examples and methodologies in HOW TOO develop innovative organizations through people and the cross disciplinary approach, to learning, unlearning and relearning. Imagine: How Creativity Works reminds me of the books Re-Imagine by Tom Peters and The Medici Effect by Frans Johansson. 

"People...in enterprise, in government...are by and large well intentioned. they'd like to get things done. to be of service to others. but they are thwarted...at every step of the way...by absurd organizational barriers...and by the egos of petty tyrants (be they corporate middle managers, or army colonels, or school superintendents." An eloquent expression of that message appears in Zero Space: Moving Beyond Organizational Limits, by frank Lekanne Deprez and Rene Tissen. "The organizations we created have become tyrants. they have taken control, holding us fettered, creating barriers that hinder rather than help our businesses. The lines that we drew on our neat organizational diagrams have turned into walls that no one can scale or penetrate or even, peer over." Yes Walls. Barriers. tyrants. Can we gain control? ~From Re-Imagine by Tom Peters

"Imagine" takes this message even deeper with extensive research and eloquent writing on how to regain control.

Scott's Shipman's review http://tobeortodo.com/2012/03/27/imagine...

Stay Oriented!

Fred