The Nature of Creative Development

  • Feinstein J
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Abstract

Picture a tree. It starts from a seed that takes root in the soil. As the tree grows, its roots extend out through the ground, invisible, soaking in nutrients and water, providing a base. Its trunk extends upward, splits into a hundred branches, unfurling leaves, opening up to the sky. And, in the spring, beautiful blossoms flower on it. That is my image of the creative process. Creativity emerges out of a rich, nurturing process of development. In my book The Nature of Creative Development (Stanford University Press, Stanford Business Books) I have described how this process works, drawing on case studies and interviews of many individuals engaged in creative work in diverse fields, including the arts, sciences, and business

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  • Jonathan S. Feinstein

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