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Author Lewis, Chris, 1961-
Title Too fast to think : how to reclaim your creativity in a hyper-connected work culture / Chris Lewis.
Imprint New York, NY : Kogan Page, 2016.
Edition First edition.

Author Lewis, Chris, 1961-
Subject Creative ability.
Psychology, Industrial.
Psychology, Industrial.
Description 1 online resource
Edition First edition.
Summary "Exposing current work environments and practices, Too Fast to Think argues that these two elements are detrimental to and block creativity from flourishing. Employees are too busy, too overloaded with constant information, and too focused on analytical left brain thinking to allow for diffuse thinking, which is usually when creativity can flow uninterrupted and where the best ideas emerge. Author Chris Lewis promotes a model that re-balances left and right brain thinking, takes a holistic approach to the process of thoughts (including emotional thinking and wellbeing), and promotes eight traits that are inherently linked to creation and innovation. Supported by the latest research he teaches how to retrain the brain into allowing creative ideas to emerge, before being shut down by constant interruptions and self-doubts"-- Provided by publisher.
"Our lives are getting faster and faster. We are engulfed in constant distraction from email, social media and our 'always on' work culture. We are too busy, too overloaded with information and too focused on analytical left-brain thinking processes to be creative. Too Fast to Think exposes how our current work practices, media culture and education systems are detrimental to innovation. The speed and noise of modern life is undermining the clarity and quiet that is essential to power individual thought. Our best ideas are often generated when we are free to think diffusely, in an uninterrupted environment, which is why moments of inspiration so often occur in places completely separate to our offices. To reclaim creativity, Too Fast to Think teaches you how to retrain your brain into allowing creative ideas to emerge, before they are shut down by interruption, distraction or the self-doubt of your over-rational brain. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to maximize their creative potential, as well as that of their team. Supported by cutting-edge research from the University of the Arts London and insightful interviews with business leaders, academics, artists, politicians and psychologists, Chris Lewis takes a holistic approach to explain the 8 crucial traits that are inherently linked to creation and innovation"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Too Fast to Think: How to reclaim your creativity in a hyper-connected work culture; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Introduction; Creativity around the world; The eight creative traits; 01: The information overload and the way it's changing us; The scale of the overload; Disproportionate effect of overload on millennial adults; Books have become 'daunting'; How overload is changing the media; How news is changing; The drive to the local; Improved chances for radicals (good and bad); Less willingness to offend; More unreliability; Picture stories.
Funny storiesBad news focus; How the world is actually getting better; No information is correlated with 'nothing happening'; Does the lack of reading also damage creativity?; Disproportionate effect of overload on women; What damage is the overload doing to women?; Conclusion; 02: How did we allow ourselves to become so overloaded?; Competition and confidence; What are the problems in the system?; Too siloed and institutionalized; No response to the financial crisis generation; Not working closely enough with employers; What should education be trying to do?; Two worlds, still too far apart.
How it can be differentArt used in science; Conclusion; 03: The 'always on' environment and its effect; 'You don't know me'; 'You can't see me'; 'See you later'; 'It's all in my head'; 'It's just a game'; 'Your rules don't apply here'; Physical; Emotional; Rational (mental); Spiritual; Understanding the Type A; The meeting; The greeting; Office layouts; Conclusion; 04: Your brain and how to use it; Empathy and botox; Where did this notion come from?; A bit more complex than just left and right; Processes rather than hemispheres?; The right-brain process; The left-brain process.
What you are capable ofThe impact of overload on the structures; The left-brain process; The right-brain process; The left and right in history and culture; So is the left brain, right brain a dead end?; The awkward interview; The boring presentation; When things go wrong: the link between creativity, mental illness and depression; Flow and pulse: the way to sustainable creativity; The learning cycle; Conclusion; 05: Sleep matters; The link between technology and sleep; The role of light; The link between technology and general well-being; Conclusion; 06: Where great ideas come from.
The 'to-do list' versus the 'to-be list'The sense of flow; The big inhibitors; Fear; Mastery and failure; The power of art; Truth, beauty and aesthetics; Conclusion; 07: Generating better ideas; Generating better ideas: it's all about you; Read more; Get out more; Realize the whole subject is paradoxical; Don't allow technology to interrupt; Be present; Conventional education may not be the answer; The next generation is not wrong but different; Don't mistake the illusion of speed for the reality of it; Get more sleep and of a better quality; It's OK to play.
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ISBN 9780749478872 (electronic bk.)
074947887X (electronic bk.)
9780749478865 (paperback)
0749478861 (paperback)
OCLC # 957414400
Additional Format Print version: Lewis, Chris, 1961- Too fast to think. 1st Edition. New York, NY : Kogan Page, 2016 9780749478865 (DLC) 2016031317

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