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Matschie’s Tree-kangaroo - Curious (by Miles Away Photography)
Frozen Drop (by occhiobliquo)
“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.” –Elbert Hubbard
What you need to do well in elementary and secondary school, and even in university science, often has nothing to do with the kind of creative endeavor that is required of scientists. The result may well be that some of our most potentially creative scientists are derailed early from studying science, whereas some students who specialize in memorizing books and solving problems at the backs of chapters may continue in the field, only to discover later that what they are cut out for is taking science courses but not actually doing science.
Robert Sternberg and Todd Lubart “Defying the crowd: cultivating creativity in a culture of conformity”
The hardest ideas to get accepted by others are the brilliant ones, just because they are creative and fly in the face of what everyone else seems to “know” is true
Robert Sternberg and Todd Lubart “Defying the crowd: cultivating creativity in a culture of conformity”
The pressure for conformity is usually strong, and the possibility of making a colossal fool of oneself by disagreeing with the crowd always lurks. Yet, to be creative, one needs to take that risk.
Robert Sternberg and Todd Lubart “Defying the crowd: cultivating creativity in a culture of conformity”
Attitude is perhaps the biggest determinant of what we can accomplish. True innovators face problems directly and turn traditional assumptions on their heads.
One of the things that has surprised me so much about group dynamics … is the enormous role that fear plays in how individuals work and interact with one another. It takes courage to take risks, to rock the boat, and to change the environment in which we live and work. It takes courage to be honest. It takes courage to take an action that may make a colleague or supervisor unhappy.
Without courage, especially at key moments, opportunities pass, sometimes before they are even recognized.
The people I value the most are those who know how to listen. I actively seek them out. Interestingly, these are also the people who have the most influence with me. Why? Because I feel like they understand me.
many putatively Agile teams don’t have cross-functional teams, high-bandwidth communication, or adaptive planning. They stumble through Mediocrity, blinding themselves with trivialities while ignoring the signposts that lead to Greatness