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Auren - I agree with the broad thesis but the question is how can you really measure creativity? Part of what makes creativity so special and so hard to outsource (to computers) is that it is not easily quantifiable. Hence, people will continue to revert to simplistic tools to judge others such as standardized tests. Until those tools change, the more creative will be under recognized (at least out of Silicon Valley) since it's simply easier to judge people based on metrics. For me, a proxy for creativity is one's ability to ask "why?" If you are unhappy with the status quo and the rules surrounding it, then you are probably going to try and find a new, creative way to change things. Why? Because you won't have a choice. A challenge is the beginning of creativity.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2013 on Cre-8-TVT will trump systems thinking at Summation
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Auren - completely agree with you especially since creativity is so hard to train or quantify. Unfortunately, the things that make it so tough to train or quantify are also the same qualities that make it hard to judge and measure. This means that people will still fall back to basic yet partially invalid tools such as standardized tests. As for how to teach it, I think it starts with an ability to ask "why?" If one is unhappy with the way things are now (and the rules in place), then creativity will naturally flow since the status quo won't be good enough. Thanks for writing this.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2013 on Cre-8-TVT will trump systems thinking at Summation
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