When Greg Dyke was head of the BBC, his vision was to make it the most creative organisation in the world. He therefore enlisted the help of the Stanford Research Institute, and a series of BBC executives attended programmes to teach them how to ‘waterhole’ new ideas. The process involved elevator pitches, affirmative and additive commentary, and iteration, until an innovation was finally born. Read More
When Jennie Erdal wrote her wonderful book about being a ghost writer she was widely condemned. While her role had been in the public domain, it was somehow ‘not done’ to draw such public attention to the deceit. I remember being disappointed as a child when I discovered that Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys were all ghost-written by the same syndicate. In art, it is widely known that many an old Master consists of some ‘Master’ and rather a lot of apprentices executing the draperies or scenery. Read More
Is creativity spirituality and vice versa? God breathed life into the dust to create Adam – spirit and creation as one and the same action. And if the spirit is our link to the great all-knower, creativity and innovation is the act of allowing the spirit to breathe new life into old forms.