Resources for Creativity

Innovation Resources

There are no disciplines, there is only knowledge

  1. Become obsessed with knowledge itself. Look at the Wikipedia page.
  2. Recognize that intelligence is a multi-faceted construct.
  3. Intelligence refers to a process: “smart” brains are more efficient, using less processing power, time, and resources to do the same amount of work as less intelligent brains.
    1. Intelligence is also the cumulative result of consistent investments made to your intellect. Reading, learning, cognitive exploration, a thirst for knowledge all add up. Every minute you spend engaged in deep work (over mindless TV or texting friends) adds up.
  4. See yourself as a polymath, an autodidact, and an independent interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary scholar. Being married to one academic discipline, over time, cements your worldview and makes you a less flexible thinker.
  5. The Polymath Playbook

Werner von Braun

“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.”


Open Culture – the best free cultural and educational media on the web

The Public Domain Review

Zooniverse – The Zooniverse is the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research.


Resources for innovation:

Idea Sandbox blog

Innovation Tools circa 2006

Articles on Creativity, via Innovation Tools circa 2012

21 Insights from 21 Years as a Creative Coach

Emergent by Design – this hasn’t been updated since 2016, but is still full of interesting reads

Blog: Freedom to Learn: The roles of play and curiosity as foundations for learning.

How to Write More Clearly, Think More Clearly, and Learn Complex Material More Easily by Michael A. Covington (Institute for Artificial Intelligence, The University of Georgia)

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