Thinking the Complex – Our Links of the month

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Our this months collection out of the world wide web gives some input on how our society and businesses struggle with their aim to control and structure the way of learning and working.

“What makes a genius?” an article  by Claudia Kalb, published by the National Geographic concentrates on the scientific research of genius minds, such as Michelangelo or Einstein and states that to achieve brilliant ideas we need “intelligence, creativity, perseverance, and simple good fortune, to name a few”.

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Art of Innovation: London and Berlin Workshops

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“When it’s time for something different it has to be different”, says Age of Artists member Stephanie Barnes. Together with Phil Dodson and Doug Shaw, kindly sponsored by Herman Miller, Betahaus, and The Wesley Hotel Stephanie is co-facilitating a series of interactive and practical organizational and personal development workshops: The Art of Innovation.

Innovation and creativity, powerful skills we need for differentiation purposes in business, and to which we are attracted as humans.

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Alexa Sirbu Beneath the Waves

Where Ideas Come from and how Creativity can Improve our Wellbeing: Our links of the Month

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For this months edition we found some articles in the world wide web, about creativity and the ability of learning with, and from it.

Starting with the youngest age, read an article the Guardian has published about children’s “natural creativity and curiosity” and how it is being destroyed by our so called modern school systems. “In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled.

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Laura Kuch

Fehler als kreatives Prinzip: Interview mit Laura Kuch auf Deutschlandradio Kultur

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Den falschen Film für den Oscar nominiert? Sicher ein Fehler aber nicht so schlimm meint die Künstlerin und Age of Artists Mitglied Laura Kuch im Interview mit Deutschlandradio Kultur. „Man könnte aber auch aus einer ganz anderen Perspektive da mal draufschauen und könnte sagen, da ist ja was ganz Ungewöhnliches, was ganz Überraschendes passiert, etwas, was in Erinnerung bleibt und sich eben auch abhebt von dem sonst so perfekten oder makellosen Ablauf in so einer Oscar-Verleihung.“ Allenfalls ein Schlamassel also.

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Leonard da Vinci Plan of Imola

About losers, thieves and the last job on earth: Our links of the month

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This edition of our links of the month focuses exclusively on fantastic video content from various sources. Sure, they are not brand new but even if you’ve seen them already — It’s very nice to see them again. We tried.

“Maybe we all need a reminder that every success story is incomplete without its difficult chapter.” Nice Video Essay by Adam Westbrook about hard work and a loser: Leonardo da Vinci

Meet Alice, holder of the last recognizable job on Earth, trying to make sense of her role in an automated world.’The Last Job on Earth’ is a film produced in collaboration with the Guardian Sustainable Business section.

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Ernst Haeckel Pedigree of Man

Workshop ‘Der Springende Punkt’ – Achtsamkeit und Medienkompetenz durch Code und Sinnlichkeit

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Dienstag, 15. November 2016, 15 -19 Uhr, Nancy Spero Saal zum CYNETART FESTIVAL 2016 im FESTSPIELHAUS HELLERAU, Dresden

Smartphones, Computer, Tablets – digitale Geräte durchdringen heute alle Lebensbereiche des modernen Menschen. E-Mails, Blogs und soziale Netzwerke – sie alle beanspruchen ständig unsere Aufmerksamkeit.

Wie gelingt uns eine digitale und physische Co-Existenz? Was ist der Schlüssel für Aufmerksamkeit und Achtsamkeit im Umgang mit digitalen Technologien? Wie können wir Übersetzung zwischen Realitäten gestalten?

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Théodore Géricault Portrait of an Artist in His Studio

Rather Art than Business: The best CEO’s get along without a MBA

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The Harvard Business Review released last week a list of world’s best-performing chief executives. One statistical detail easy to overlook deserves particular attention beyond the ranking: Only 25% of the top 100 CEO’s have an MBA. So, clearly there must be something else that matters when it comes to leading for long-term performance and the triple bottom line. Already some years ago leading thinkers and education experts such as Sir Ken Robinson stated “The master of fine arts is the new master of business administration,” and supported his claim in saying “a study of the educational background of leaders in 652 engineering companies in Silicon Valley — you would expect that they had a background in science, engineering and mathematics,  yet .

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Rembrandt van Rijn A Young Scholar and his Tutor

Raising Kids During Exponential Times

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I just came across a nice blog post about raising kids during exponential times by Peter Diamandis. Diamandis, who I have not met yet, is a Greek-American engineer, physician, and entrepreneur known for being the founder of the X Prize Foundation and the co-founder of Singularity University. It is probably fair to say he is more into science and technology than into art.

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Artful living: Be balanced now and acquire skills for the future

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What all art genres have in common is they support the emergence of a skill set that is desperately needed in the Information Age. But what are those skills? It is European educational policy to emphasize the development of transversal skills. Examples of transversal skills are the ability to think critically, take initiative, problem solve and work collaboratively–all needed to equip individuals for today’s varied and unpredictable career paths. Transversal skills can also be called cross competencies or generic skills.

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