43 minutes | Jul 15, 2021

Podcast S5E124: Dean Keith Simonton - The link between Genius and Creativity

In this episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak with a cornerstone of the creativity research field, Prof Dean Keith Simonton. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology at the University of California, Davis as well as author of some of the most important books and hundreds of pieces of research around genius and creativity. See the full episode at https://wp.me/p6pllj-1Bn #genius #creativity #research In today's wide-ranging interview, we speak about the history of Genius, how creative geniuses produce their best work, and what hope there is for the "normal" people who do not consider themselves to be a genius but want to be more creative. Topics covered in this episode: 00:01:30 - Dean's history in creativity research and how it brought him to studying Geniuses 00:05:00 - Why there are Golden Ages of multiple Geniuses, interspersed by periods of lower creativity, and the importance of predecessors 00:10:00 - The difference between craftsmanship and creativity 00:12:30 - The requirement for financial support for these creative eras, but even unlimited money cannot buy creativity 00:17:30 - How civilisations become more creative as they become more open to ideas from other civilisations. For example: ancient Japan, but also within individuals with openness to new experiences 00:22:30 - What is a Genius? They need to be intelligent enough to master the demands of their field, which differ between domains, and be fascinated by the domain 00:26:00 - How much of our creativity is determined by our genetics compared to our surroundings? Nature vs Nurture. And how your genetics end up influencing how you design your environment 00:32:00 - How people perceive their own creativity when they compare themselves to influential creative geniuses 00:36:00 - How people go through creative phases throughout their lives, where they exhaust what they can say in a certain style 00:38:30 - Creativity is not easy, even for a genius. It is a hard work, and you have to be willing to fail. Links mentioned in this episode: Book: The Genius Checklist: https://amzn.to/3wzJDgY Bonus: This episode was made possible by our premium innovation and creativity training. Take your innovation and creativity capabilities to the next level by investing in yourself now, at https://www.ideatovalue.com/all-access-pass-insider-secrets/ * Subscribe on iTunes to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/idea-to-value-creativity-innovation/id1199964981?mt=2 * Subscribe on Spotify to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4x1kANUSv7UJoCJ8GavUrN  * Subscribe on Stitcher to the Idea to Value Podcast: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=129437&refid=stpr * Subscribe on Google Podcasts to the Idea to Value Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9pZGVhdG92YWx1ZS5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw  Want to rapidly validate new ideas and innovative products and GROW your online business? These are the tools I actually use to run my online businesses (and you can too): * The best email management and campaigns system: ActiveCampaign (Free Trial) http://www.activecampaign.com/?_r=M17NLG2X  * Best value web hosting: BlueHost WordPress http://www.activecampaign.com/?_r=M17NLG2X  * Landing pages, Sales Pages and Lead collection: LeadPages (Free Trial) http://leadpages.pxf.io/c/1385771/390538/5673  * Sharing & List building: Sumo (Free) https://sumo.com/?src=partner_ideatovalue  * Payments, Shopping Cart, affiliate management and Upsell generator: ThriveCart https://improvides--checkout.thrivecart.com/thrivecart-standard-account/  * Video Webinars for sales: WebinarJam and Everwebinar ($1 Trial) https://nickskillicorn.krtra.com/t/lwIBaKzMP1oQ  * Membership for protecting content: Membermouse (Free Trial) http://affiliates.membermouse.com/idevaffiliate.php?id=735  * eLearning System for students: WP Courseware https://flyplugins.com/?fly=293  * Video Editing: Techsmith Camtasia http://techsmith.z6rjha.net/vvGPv  I have used all of the above products myself to build IdeatoValue and Improvides, which is why I can confidently recommend them. I may also receive affiliate payments for any business I bring to them using the links above. Copyright https://www.ideatovalue.com
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