What has inspired Age of Artists in the last month? Exciting, entertaining and controversial findings from the world wide web. Things that attracted our attention in May:
What our most innovative thinkers have in common isn’t what you’d expect. That caption attracted our attention for sure. The article 4 Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers published at the OBSERVER says: “Originals are nonconformists—people who not only have new ideas but take action to champion them,” Mr. Grant said in a TED Talk recorded in February at TED2016. “They’re people who stand out and speak up. Originals drive creativity and change in the world. They’re people you want to bet on, and they look nothing like I expected.” You want to know what original thinkers have in common?
Watch this video about jazz pianist Herbie Hancock talking about Miles Davis. Watch it – not only for the music. Trust us.
Jazz incorporates improvisation – and you maybe should too. Why take an improv class? Read about the benefits. The author believes that the skills you learn in an improv class will make you a more authentic, happier version of yourself.
Another content about this topic: “I eventually majored in theater. It’s actually some of the most useful training that I did. You acquire an extraordinary set of skills in creating live theater. It’s highly collaborative, you have to work under stressful conditions, find ways around all kinds of constraints. It also develops your ability to empathize with other people and their stories, which is an essential skill for good design.” Margaret Gould Stewart, VP of Product Design, Facebook. Read the article here.
We are constantly reading posts about workplace culture and artistic impact. At fastcodesign.com we enjoyed the article The 7 Most Important Hires For Creating A Culture Of Innovation. You want to know what hiring “the gardener” or “the sage” means for you business? Find out here.
You want to learn more about culture in companies? The paper Creating an ‘Architecture of Listening in Organizatons’ written by Jim Macnamara (University of Technology Sydney) is about “The basis of engagement, trust, healthy democracy, social equity, and business sustainability”. Get the pdf.
What inspired you in May?