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Overcome any obstacle to creativity

Author: Tony McCaffrey
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The overall purpose of the book is to present (1) the best science on creativity and innovation in the most practical way possible and (2) a new way of teaching called the Nonsense Method, which relies on humans' incredible ability to create sense out of apparent nonsense and have fun while doing it. The central theory of the book, the Obscure Features Hypothesis for Innovation (OFH), is the first approach to  Read more...
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McCaffrey, Tony.
Overcome any obstacle to creativity.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
(DLC) 2018002705
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony McCaffrey
ISBN: 9781475834635 1475834632 9781475834642 1475834640
OCLC Number: 1020300190
Description: xvi, 179 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: aha moments as fireflies --
Introduction: teaching creativity? --
The nonsense method of teaching --
More nonsense in teaching --
Functional fixedness --
Design fixation --
BrainSwarming: solving problems together --
Analogy blindness --
Other blind spots around goals and assumptions --
Solving like animals --
Visual blending --
Unconscious creativity --
Evolution and creativity --
Diagnosing creative weaknesses --
Contradictions --
Unlimited features --
Back to the childlike --
Appendix: hints and solutions --
About the author.
Responsibility: Tony McCaffrey.

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McCaffrey has delivered a captivating exploration of the psychology of invention, a lively romp into the pleasures of puzzles, and a practical guidebook for overcoming the roadblocks to creativity. Read more...

 
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