Helping Creative People Create

“This actually is a topic that hasn’t been researched very much until recently,” says Elizabeth W. Dunn, an associate professor in the psychology department at the University of British Columbia, who is at the forefront of research on consumption and happiness. “There’s massive literature on income and happiness. It’s amazing how little there is on how to spend your money.”

Consumers Find Ways to Spend Less and Find Happiness – NYTimes.com.

Hat tip @travisapeterson

We surveyed thousands of executives in Fortune 500 companies to rate their companies’ innovation skills on a scale of one to 10, one being poor and 10 world class. Survey participants overwhelmingly believe that their companies are better at generating ideas (average score of six) than they are at commercializing them (average score of one).

via Innovation is Not Creativity – Vijay Govindarajan – Harvard Business Review.

For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining.

The Creativity Crisis – Newsweek.

Scott Belsky: How To Avoid The Idea Generation Trap :: Videos :: The 99 Percent.

I loved the part about finding beauty in organization. It’s not intuitive, but viewed in a different light, organization is a pretty fun/powerful/useful thing.

55 Quotes To Inspire Creativity, Innovation and Action.

Genius collection.

We all only live once. So we are obligated to make good use of the time that we have, and to do something that is meaningful and satisfying. This is something that I find meaningful and satisfying. That is my temperament. I enjoy creating systems on a grand scale, and I enjoy helping people who are vulnerable. And I enjoy crushing bastards. So it is enjoyable work.

via WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange on the ‘War Logs’: ‘I Enjoy Crushing Bastards’ | CommonDreams.org.

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Sorry. I had to :)

Cooking Around the Campfire: 9 Easy and Delicious Foil Packet Recipes | The Art of Manliness.

I love camping, and you’ll never go wrong with a foil dinner. Mmm… Lots of memories.

You don’t necessarily need to drop your current obligations, but as they end, don’t add more. Drop things (and let things end) until you are easily able to fit the Big Rocks into your schedule. Once you’re sure that everything fits, and that you have enough time for yourself, it’s okay to add something else to the jar. But only add one thing at a time. If you can handle that, then add something else.

via Downshifting: The First Day of the Rest of My Life.

That Jung guy was pretty interesting. Sometimes I think I have like 5 personalities.

The Happiness Project: Do You Ever Feel That You Have Two Personalities, Existing Side by Side?.

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