Episode 131: Questioning the Givens of Creativity with Larry Robertson
Topics We Explored:
- How Larry’s conversations with MacArthur Fellows have been incorporated into his new book
- Why leaning into change invites more moments of creativity
- Where the concept of “slow magic” came from and what it means
- How the accumulation of creativity can lead to big ideas
- Why it’s helpful to have a community of people with varied interests
- How “five habits of the mind” can bring attention to something that can be changed for the better
- What the three acts of creation are and why they’re important
“Creativity is at the core of everything; it’s at the core of all human progress.” –Larry Robertson
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Creative Giant Campfire Facebook Group
- The Language of Man: Learning to Speak Creativity by Larry Robertson
- A Deliberate Pause: Entrepreneurship and Its Moment in Human Progressby Larry Robertson
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
- MacArthur Fellows Program
- Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
- The Act of Creation by Arthur Koestler
- How Creative Accretion Leads to Epiphanies
- Deep Work by Cal Newport
- Todd Kashdan
About Larry Robertson:
Larry Robertson is the eight-time award-winning author of A Deliberate Pause: Entrepreneurship and Its Moment in Human Progress and the founder of two ventures, one for-profit and one nonprofit. He is a highly respected thought leader in creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship, advising individuals and organizations across a broad spectrum.
Larry is a graduate of Stanford University and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a former Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
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