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Group Genius (Revised Edition)

The Creative Power of Collaboration

Keith Sawyer



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Perseus Books
11 July 2017
Creativity has long been thought of as an individual gift, best pursued alone; schools, organizations, and whole industries are built on this idea. But what if this most common belief about how creativity works is wrong? In this revised and expanded edition, psychologist Keith Sawyer tears down some of the most popular myths about creativity and erects new principles in their place. He reveals that creativity is always collaborative-even when you're alone. Sawyer draws on compelling stories of inventions and innovations: the inventors of the ATM, the mountain bike, and open source operating systems, among others, to demonstrate the freewheeling ways of true innovation. He shares the results of his own acclaimed research on jazz ensembles, improv groups, and conversation analysis, to show us how to be more creative in collaborative group settings, how to change organizational dynamics for the better, and how to tap into our own reserves of creativity. Now with a new chapter on web-based developments that have made collaboration central to everyone's lives, this revised and updated edition is a must read for anyone seeking to thrive and succeed by tapping into collaborative creativity
By:   Keith Sawyer
Imprint:   Perseus Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 138mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9780465096633
ISBN 10:   0465096638
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   11 July 2017
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr. Sawyer is the Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of fourteen books, including the most widely used textbook for college courses on creativity research, and has authored over 80 scientific articles. Sawyer lives in North Carolina.

Reviews for Group Genius (Revised Edition): The Creative Power of Collaboration

In this provocative book, Sawyer complexifies our thinking about creativity, innovation, and genius. --Howard Gardner, author of Five Minds for the Future Sawyer ... shares the secrets [of creativity] in a book that's every bit as fun, insightful, and practical as you'd want a book on creativity to be. --Chip and Dan Heath, authors of Made to Stick Group Genius is a must-read for anyone who ... want[s] to make the most of [their] own creative capabilities. --Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class

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