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Author Torr, Gordon.

Title Managing creative people : lessons in leadership for the ideas economy / Gordon Torr
Published Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 303 pages)
Contents I. THE CREATIVE INDIVIDUAL -- The Day the World Ran out of Ideas -- The Problem with Creative People -- Two Guys in a Garage -- 21st Century Snake-Oil -- The Biology of Inspiration -- The Creative Personality -- The Survival of the Weirdest -- Towards a Formula for Genius -- The Barbel and the Breadboard -- II. THE CREATIVE ORGANISATION -- Introduction to PART II -- The Muse's Ransom -- Poison in the Water Cooler -- Podsnaps and Ponytails -- Structures and Strictures -- Place Matters -- The Road to Exit Five -- The Maze -- The Guardians of the Maze -- The New Patronage
Summary A clash between the ideology of growth and the growth of ideas, between control and creativity, between measurement and the immeasurable, between predictability and the fickle muses of inspiration in engulfing our boardrooms. . In this scathing swipe at the institutionalised idiocy that is stifling creativity just at the time the world needs it most Gordon Torr draws from the leading lights of creativity research to demolish the myths that surround the generation of ideas in the modern organisation. . The curse of the brainstorm, the commoditisation of creative talent, the deskilling of t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) and index
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Subject Creative ability in business.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0470772751 (electronic bk.)
9780470772751 (electronic bk.)