The Creativity Myth

Creativity is not what we think it is

Kevin Ashton
Oct 29, 2014 · 4 min read

But there is a problem. Mozart did not write this letter. It is a forgery. This was first shown in 1856 by Mozart’s biographer Otto Jahn and has been confirmed by other scholars since.

It lives on because it appeals to romantic prejudices about invention. There is a myth about how something new comes to be.

The question being investigated was “How do the great men do it?” and the answer had the residue of medieval divine intervention.


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How to Fly a Horse

The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery

Thanks to Kate Lee

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Called a thing the Internet of Things. Wrote How to Fly a Horse—The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, available at http://amzn.to/1llqnbc

How to Fly a Horse

The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery

Kevin Ashton

Written by

Called a thing the Internet of Things. Wrote How to Fly a Horse—The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, available at http://amzn.to/1llqnbc

How to Fly a Horse

The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery

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