Group Genius by Keith Sawyer
The Creative Power of Collaboration

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Creativity has long been thought to be an individual gift, best pursued alone; schools, organizations, and whole industries are built on this idea. But what if the most common beliefs about how creativity works are wrong? Group Genius tears down some of the most popular myths about creativity, revealing that creativity is always collaborative-even when you’re alone. Sharing the results of his own acclaimed research on jazz groups, theater ensembles, and conversation analysis, Keith Sawyer shows us how to be more creative in collaborative group settings, how to change organizational dynamics for the better, and how to tap into our own reserves of creativity.

About Keith Sawyer

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Keith Sawyer is an associate professor of psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of the textbook Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation, has designed video games for Atari, and lectures frequently to both academic and business audiences. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Published March 4, 2008 by Basic Books. 288 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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F orget about “the myth of the solitary genius”: collaborative effort generates ideas and inventions, says this useful, upbeat book about how “inn

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