Let's Get Serious About Cultivating Creativity

Let's Get Serious About Cultivating Creativity 1

Michael Morgenstern for The Chronicle Review

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Michael Morgenstern for The Chronicle Review

Welcome to the creative era. To fuel the 21st-century economic engine and sustain democratic values, we must unleash and nurture the creative impulse that exists within every one of us, or so say experts like Richard Florida, Ken Robinson, Daniel Pink, Keith Sawyer, and Tom Friedman. Indeed, just as the advantages the United States enjoyed in the past were based in large part on scientific and engineering advances, today it is cognitive flexibility, inventiveness, design thinking, and