Jan 27, 2019
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 think you know about creative genius and find
that everyone can better engineer success.
- When people ask
Allen what he does, how does he like
- What are the most
significant misunderstandings about creativity?
- The flash of
genius, the "ah-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
not just about what they learn, it’s also about how
- The operations of
a laboratory and our left and right brain
- How valuable is
the company we keep?
- Build a team with
people from both fringe and the establishment.
- Is it good to have
conflicting collaborators? Is there an essential role for the
- Does spending time
by yourself foster your imagination?
- The challenge of
identity for Allen of - being an analytical guy who writes a book
- Is there any
association between IQ and creative ability?
- Working to
commissions - the rituals and routines of a creative
- Is timing an
important part of the creative process?
- Do great creatives
see the world through a different lens?
- Since writing the
book, what has Allen implemented at TrackMaven to foster a more
- What did Allen
take from his research and apply to his world?
- How do we balance
the familiar with the novel? Jazz musicians as
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