Judith Mühlenhoff, I'm a user and innovation researcher.
If the soil is so important, shouldn't we switch the whole angle and focus on the cultures and communities that thrive creativity and innovation instead of focussing on the individuals? In today's connected world, isn't the genius a bit of a 19th century dinosaur?
Yes, but it is such a beautiful dinosaur! We've very enamored of the myth of the "lone genus," and that is not always a bad thing Myths can inspire. They become counterproductive, though, when we adhere to them blindly and ignore the more helpful aspects of reality. So, yes, I'd love to see us focus on creative places and not (only) creative people. Continue reading...