Thinking the Complex – Our Links of the month

Adina Asbeck Education, News 0 Comments

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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Anonymous. Artists and calligraphers at work.

To look beyond one’s own nose

Johanna Darbritz News 0 Comments

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 December:

What makes some scientist more creative than others? Various studies have examined this question. In 1878 the first Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry J.H. van´t Hoff proposed that scientific imagination correlates with creative activity outside of science. And several other laureates concur with van´t Hoffs approach.

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Defy the Data and Act on Intuition: Interview with Tim Leberecht (Part 2)

Dirk Dobiéy Business, Insights, Interview, Organization 0 Comments

Note: This is the second part of an Interview with Tim Leberecht, Chief marketing officer of NBBJ and Author of The Business Romantic. Please access the first part here.

Dirk: Tim, in your book The Business Romantic you propose to not just use quantitative measures to deal with complexity. What other options do we have?

Tim: Complexity begins when quants end. The truly complex things are the ones we can’t comprehend, those outside of our grasp.

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