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Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job
by John Howkins
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Continuing to build on subjects previously explored in The Creative Economy, this investigative study applies ecological principles to the concepts of creativity and innovation, arguing that creativity is a fundamental part of being human and showing that it can be applied to free thinking and the overall development of new ideas. Demonstrating how creativity depends on a mixture of environmental conditions, such as diversity, change, learning, and adaptation, this radical combination of physical and creative economies provides a holistic, visionary model for anyone who wants to think independently, develop new ideas, help maintain and develop society at large, and work for the greater good.
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Summary: "Ecology is the study of how organisms relate to their environment. Following on from the success of his 2001 book The Creative Economy, leading thinker John Howkins applies ecological principles to the concepts of creativity and innovation, generating Creative Ecologies. Howkins shows how creativity depends on a mix of environmental conditions, such as diversity, change, learning and adaptation. He draws on diverse sources from Charles Darwin to Buddhism, to examine the implications of his creative ecologies model for free speech, education, collaboration, management, cities and the internet. We know it helps to be in the right place at the right time. Creative Ecologies describes the right habitat for hatching ideas. This radical combination of creativity and ecology provides a holistic, visionary model for everyone who wants to think for themselves and develop new ideas."--Publisher description.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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