The concept of "constraints" is built into the construct of creativity itself . Constraints in a general sense may be taken as restrictive. But in a complexity perspective constraints have a different understanding. Here, it is important to understand constraints are enabling too. They create opportunities for action, thoughts, and creation. Order in human life … Continue reading Constraints, creativity and complexity
According to Innovation Historian Anton Howes, "Absent any exposure to inventors, people simply don’t become inventors. Knowing about invention as an activity is a necessary precondition to becoming an inventor yourself" This compelling newsletter by Anton explores deep into the nature of innovation by using historical perspective. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1372252671013310465?s=20
Balearic Islands cave goat had no predators for many generations of their evolution that their eyes moved from the side of their heads to forward-facing. The species had gone extinct when new stressors showed up (predators, humans, and others). I was thinking recently about the social and business versions of this goat. Companies like Kodak, … Continue reading Don’t get too comfortable: Story of Balearic Islands cave goat
"Creativity must, in the last analysis, be seen not as something happening within a person but in the relationships within a system" "An idea or product that deserves the label creative arises from the synergy of many sources and not only from the mind of a single person. It is easier to enhance creativity by changing conditions … Continue reading Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on creativity and its embeddedness with environment.
In entrepreneurship creative (resource) constraints manifest into Entrepreneurial Bricolage. ( Levi Strauss,Ted Baker and Reed Nelson). Some aspects of Clayton Christensen's disruptive innovation also points to constraints lead choice leading to industry disruption. https://twitter.com/johnywrites/status/1304338643977342979?s=20