Robert Caney Fantastic Mountainous Landscape with a Starry Sky

The Battle in your Brain: Our Links of the Month

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the World Wide Web. Our Top Picks of the Month: things that attracted our attention in September.

This BBC-Documentary about the functionality of the creative brain. 58 minutes packed with research results and interesting facts about the battle insight vs. analytics and how to be most creative.

Slightly shorter than the first recommendation is another video content: The Video by BBC Look North (Yorkshire) shows musicians that moved into a school in Leeds and everyone expected the children to make progress in music.

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Janice Biala, White Still Life

Traps, Catchphrases and a Release – Our Links of the Month

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What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the World Wide Web. Our Top Picks of the Month:

Are you stuck in the comfort zone? HBR-Autor Roger Martin attended his thoughts another topic that moves managers around the world: Strategic Planning. It seems to be the Holy Grail of all management tools. It is everywhere and overrated –Martin says. His article with the provocative title The Big Lie of Strategic Planning tells about the traps of strategic planning and how to escape them with a handful of rules.

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Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings: Our Top Picks in July

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What has inspired Age of Artists in July? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the World Wide Web. Our Top Picks of the Month:

You can touch the piece of furniture made by the cabinetmaker and rate the performance of an assembly-line worker – but what is about the work results of a knowledge worker? How do you measure their efficiency? Some companies already evaluate mails, chats and calendars from their employees so they can to draw conclusions about their performance.

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Runaway Star, R136, 30 Doradus Nebula, Large Magellanic Cloud

Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings: Our Top Picks in June

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What has inspired Age of Artists in June? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the World Wide Web. Our Top Picks of the Month:

“It falls into line with evidence that focus of expertise really does change the brain. The brain is incredibly flexible in response to training and there are huge individual differences that we are only beginning to tap into”. BBCs science reporter Melissa Hogenboom reports about a new study that says that people who are better at drawing seem to have more developed structures in regions of the brain that control for fine motor performance and what we call procedural memory.

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Liz West more cracked paint

Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings: Our Top Six Picks in May

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What has inspired Age of Artists in May? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the World Wide Web. Our Top Picks of the Month:

We are taking advice from philosopher and literary critic Walter Benjamin with pleasure, for instance: “Nulla dies sine linea [‘No day without a line’] — but there may well be weeks”. Have a look at The Writer’s Technique in Thirteen Theses put together by Maria Popova: Timeless Advice on Writing.

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Titus Tscharntke Blue Varnish Oil Painted Old Wood

Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings: Our Top Three Picks in April

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What has inspired Age of Artists in April? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the World Wide Web. Our Top Picks of the Month:

The word creativity was invented in 1926. But does creativity exist at all? Maybe extraordinary solutions come from ordinary people doing ordinary thinking? Learn more about “The End of Creativity”.

However it´s not the end of ideas, but sometimes there is a low tide.

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