inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity

inGenius A Crash Course on Creativity Imaginative Innovative Ingenious These words describe the visionaries we all respect and admire And they can describe you too Contrary to common belief creativity is not a gift some of us are born w

  • Title: inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity
  • Author: Tina Seelig
  • ISBN: 9780062020703
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Imaginative Innovative Ingenious These words describe the visionaries we all respect and admire And they can describe you, too Contrary to common belief, creativity is not a gift some of us are born with It is a skill that all of us can learn International bestselling author and award winning Stanford University educator Tina Seelig has worked with some of the businImaginative Innovative Ingenious These words describe the visionaries we all respect and admire And they can describe you, too Contrary to common belief, creativity is not a gift some of us are born with It is a skill that all of us can learn International bestselling author and award winning Stanford University educator Tina Seelig has worked with some of the business world s best and brightest, who are now among the decision makers at companies such as Google, Genentech, IBM, and Cisco In inGenius she expertly demystifies creativity, offering a set of tools and guidelines that anyone can use A fantastic resource for everyone wanting to achieve their ambitions, and for readers of Jason Fried s Rework, and Seth Godin s Poke the Box.

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    1. This isn't a *bad* book but it does have that feeling of one of those business school books written in almost a self-help tone, with bullet points and diagrams that may or not actually contain meaning. The best thing Seelig does is bring together the ideas of others, although it left me wondering if I would get more from reading those original works. A few bits I marked, some for teaching and some for leading discussion in my group:"To stimulate the students' imagination we asked them to introdu [...]

    2. I feel like I'm being a little stingy with the stars, because this is a good, well researched book about creativity. Here's my issue: this could be called the extroverts guide to creativity. If I was not creative and I read this I would feel like there was even less hope for me because many of the scenarios the author describes would reduce me to a sweaty ball of stress. Open offices with no solid walls. Lots and lots of group discussion. Even one office where coworkers could expect to find thei [...]

    3. I picked up this book in preparation for Stanford's online class, "A Crash Course in Creativity" which Seelig leads. I should also list my biases about the entire "creativity" movement as they certainly influence my review: 1. I'm growing slightly tired of the "creativity as the panacea" for all problems. Creativity and it's second cousin Innovation are starting to feel like the new intellectual "snake oil" of my generation. 2. After reading several business books, I'm growing tired of conceptua [...]

    4. One of the blurb reviewes for this book calls is a 'groundbreaking work', but this would only be the case if you've been in a coma for the past 50 years, since that;s how old some of the ideas in this book are. Another blurb reviewer says the author has "shattered the misconception that you can't increase creativity" - what misconception? - there are literally hundreds of books devoted specifically to increasing creativity and many of these are more than 50 years old. This particular book has pa [...]

    5. I recommend that you at least skim a copy of inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity by Tina Seelig in which she distills experiences from her popular course on creativity offered at Stanford University's Plattner Institute of Design. Her innovation model consists of 6 elements; the three internal ones are your knowledge, your imagination, and your attitude while the three external elements are resources, habitats (your local environment), and culture. The book is chock full of examples from rese [...]

    6. I am "taking" (i.e. loosely following) this MOOC out of Stanford's Venture Lab called "A Crash Course on Creativity". It is a 10 week course that ends mid-December, 2012. Tina Seelig teaches the course (and she teaches other course at Stanford). This is her book that the course is based on. I was a little bit skeptical about it as it seemed a bit too "motivational-speaker-y" but the book definitely has some meat in it. I read it fast, and definitely learned some things, for instance, that creati [...]

    7. Flyleaf promises that author provides a set of tools we can use to radically enhance our own ingenuity and that's what attracted me to this book: the tools. Alas, they were not what I expected, or were merely the reiteration of the same I've read in other books on creativity. This is an excellent book for folks new to the subject as it provides many examples of creative thinking and problem solving, but has little new information for those well-read in the topic.

    8. 4 1/2 stars really. I don't care what your job is, applying even just one of her suggestions will improve it. This is quick and insightful and chock-full of great and simple ways to increase your creativity. I've already created and am using a future projects box.

    9. At first, I resented this book for not being a down-to-earth, attainable pedagogical model. And then I got over it when I applied the brainstorming principles to my own thinking and have come up with an innovative final exam project. Hooray!!!

    10. Tina Seelig has a PhD in Neuroscience and teaches Creativity and Innovation in Stanford University. I didn't like the way book was designed. The chapters didn't seem to flow. So I read the book from wherever I felt like and this worked for me. What I liked were some examples and stories that inspired me to create my own presentation on Creativity. Couple of my takeaways: (I've added only those appeared new to me).1. Ideas on how to brainstorm. Teams shouldn't be bigger than that can eat from two [...]

    11. Es un libro muy interesante, fácil de leer, y motivacional.Tina explica con ejemplos y conceptos sencillos la relación entre tres variables personales, que toma de Bloom y tres variables del contexto haciendo lo que ella llama la "maquina de innovar". Una cinta de Moebius que contiene estas seis variables que están interrelacionadas entre sí y de a pares para comprender de una forma sencilla el proceso creativo.Es una perspectiva interesante, y que sale de la estructura de las 4P de la creat [...]

    12. This book is a good introduction to the core principles of creativity. It provides a pretty quick, easy read while still managing to impart interesting anecdotes and important principles. However, it's very short on applicability. There are few concrete guides forward.If you're looking for help in becoming more creative, this book can provide a good foundation of thought, but it won't give you an idea of where to go next. It's also largely focused on teams, with very little directly said about f [...]

    13. This book kept coming up on my recommended reading lists I look at from a number of different disciplines and now I know why. Every organization must be continually reevaluating what they do and how they do it if they want to remain relevant. I am always looking for something that will help me look at what I am doing and see if there is a better way. One of the interesting parts of this book was that she talks about tools that I have used in creativity exercises but in a different way that I hav [...]

    14. Quyển sách này không được hay như cuốn "Nếu tôi biết được khi còn 20", tôi cho rằng như vậy. Giá mà Tina đề cập nhiều hơn đến cách dạy trong lớp sáng tạo của cô ấy, thay vì những sáng chế hay nghiên cứu hay những điều quá xa vời và khô khan. Càng về phần sau cuốn sách, tôi không còn hứng thú nữa, nó đề cập khá nhiều về phần lí thuyết suông nhưng tôi chưa thấy đượ c một điều gì [...]

    15. Took me awhile to get through this one. Started out useful with some suggestions to open your mind. Then it was just examples of thing being put to use. Best take a ways are to reframe the question or challenge if you are struggling to come up with a solution. Practice opening your mind by creating something with two unrelated objects.

    16. A useful introduction to creativity but nothing new. Maybe, it is book that more people in education should read. A book for the 21st century and the kind of mindset that is now required. Quick, easy read, informative but nothing new.

    17. I watched the talk she gives first, then was inspired to read the book. It's basically the same so I decided to stop reading. But I find the talk interesting

    18. End up with reading the last paragraph of each chapter. It isn't a bad book but I can't convince myself to read other thing that you do not necessarily need to know.

    19. Hic giá mà hồi năm nhất đọc được quyển này thì lúc đi họp nội dung đã không khổ thế này

    20. **Vroom. Vroom. Vroom**Ready to unlock the creative genius within you? Here’s a good place to start. In her book _inGenius_, executive director of the Stanford Technology Venture Program Tina Seelig provides a roadmap for unleashing the creative genius within. In summarizing her mission for this book, she writes:“The entire project was driven by my desire to understand the creative process and to share my insights. I wanted to contribute something meaningful to the global conversation about [...]

    21. Spíš 2,5 hvězdy, ale jsem mírná :DPoslouchala jsem česky, zhodnotím česky A smutně. Tuhle audioknihu považuju za ztrátu času. Mám z toho pocit jako z jakéhokoli jiného vysokoškolského kurzu, který mi nic nedal. Necítím se inspirovaně ani trošku. Ta knížka je promovaná jako kurz kreativity, ale ve skutečnosti je to spíš výčet autorčiných zkušeností s učením kreativity a konkrétních příkladů a nápadů ostatních lidí a společností - což by asi dobře p [...]

    22. Genius has mastered a disinhibition of a lot of constraints that we all have. Research shows that the part of your brain that is responsible for self-monitoring and judgement is turned off when you are engaging in a creative activity. Therefore, geniuses mastered the way of turning off this part of brain to flow new ideas more smoothly and unleash imagination. In order to be creative, you need to polish the power of observation, combining and connecting ideas, and challenging your assumptions an [...]

    23. Read this for our faculty teaching book club.This is a resource that I will definitely use in my classes. It has a lot of concrete ideas on how to make brainstorming and group work better, along with many smart ideas for class exercises. Only thing that made me roll my eyes was the obvious privilege of being a Stanford professor, where you have a budget to make your space conducive to creativity. I believe space matters, and we all do the best we can, but I mean. of us have pretty limited option [...]

    24. Gave 3, but it should be more like 3.5 stars. The book is easy to read, time to time really inspires, but there are places in a book where you just getting bored and wish that this chapter ends soon. In general gave me some nice ideas how I can improve my creativity, but if you expect concrete techniques to be found here - you will not. Author just lists all the things which could help for your creativity and then gives examples from real life how they did (I just wonder how many times it didn't [...]

    25. Subtitle suggestion: One time Stanford.A quick read with good ideas, but nothing I haven't seen before. It's nice to have it all neatly packaged together thoughwith some interesting anecdotes and examples. It's basically about how to set up an environment conducive to creativity and innovation, and there certainly is value in that. I would recommend this book to creative managers. And consultants. And executive development gurus who have to run those horrible team-building/brainstorming/strategy [...]

    26. I think this book brings up a quite good framework to model how creativity muscle can be build. Although I find that some building-blocks are not explained very well, I still give it 5/5 because in overall it fits what I have in mind (it's so bias :p) regarding Creativity and is written with very engaging allure. This book want to deliver a message: that creativity can be build by trying to break from the common pattern and then create a new connection to some other dots, and hence build a new p [...]

    27. In her newest book, "InGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity" best-selling author Tina Seelig ("What I Wish I Knew When I was Twenty") presents valuable insights and practical tips designed to take the mystery out of innovative thinking. Culled from years teaching and studying creativity, "InGenius" alternates between the classroom, the laboratory and the business world to provide a well-rounded look at the subject of idea generation. Stressing the idea that creativity is something you do, Seelig [...]

    28. I read this just before I went to hear Dr. Seelig give a talk on the book and I'm glad I did. The basic concept of disrupting creativity is a fresh one, while staying relevant. (It may just seem relevant because I grew up in Palo Alto and still live in Silicon Valley - where all the tech action is happening.) She described interesting exercises she did with her class that opened my eyes a bit. I don't know that the message will stick with me forever, but it was an enjoyable and quick non-fiction [...]

    29. A condensed text on how to enhance creativity in ones life. Great examples provided to back up author's claims and creative models. I am trying to integrate a few ideas mentioned in the book, into my life. One such example is the "thinking box". Basically, a thinking box entails writing the name of your project on a box (shoe box etcetera) and adding any material related into it for later inspiration. Also, the book reiterated what I have observed around me, such as, a dire need to enhance knowl [...]

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