Allen Gannett overturns the myths of creative genius and shows that it's not the province of genius, of those select brilliant few whose moments of insight arrive in unpredictable flashes of inspiration. Allan explains the science to achieving success in any creative field, from writing a novel to starting a successful company. Based on his book The Creative Curve you’ll forget everything you thought you knew about creative genius and find that everyone can better engineer mainstream success. Here's what we cover with Allen in this show. When people ask Allen what he does, how does he like to reply? What are the greatest misunderstandings about creativity? The flash of genius, the ahh ha moment is not a stroke of inspiration, what is the biology behind it? Consumption, the leading creatives seem to learn a lot about a little. It’s not just about what they learn, it’s also about how they consume. The operations of a laboratory and our left and right brain. How important in the process is the company we keep? Build a team with people from both fringe and the establishment, we describe the fringe... how fringe? It’s good to have Conflicting collaborators? Is there an important role for the Non Conformist? Does spending time by yourself foster your imagination? The challenge of identity for Allen of being an analytical guy to write a book on creativity. Is there any association between IQ and creative ability? Working to commissions, the rituals and routines of a creative person. Is timing an important part of the creative process? Do great creatives just see the world through a different lense? Since writing the book, what has Allen implemented at TrackMaven to foster a more creative environment? What did Allen take from his research and apply to his own personal world? How do we balance the familiar with the novel?Allen uses great jazz musicians as an example? LINKS Allen Gannett website https://www.allen.xyz
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