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The Truth About Creativity

with David Burkus + 31 Experts
Join David Burkus, author of The Myths of Creativity, and 30+ experts on creativity and innovation as they explore the truth about how the most creative companies and people REALLY generate great ideas.

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Selling Your Creativity

with Dan Pink
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Dan Pink is the author of five bestselling books including A Whole New Mind and Drive. His latest book, To Sell is Human is a #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post bestseller.  To learn more about Dan and his projects, check out his website.
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From Idea to Innovation

with Scott Anthony
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Scott Anthony is the managing partner of the innovation and growth consulting firm, Innosight.  His most recent books are The Little Black Book of Innovation, The First Mile and the new HBR Single, Building a Growth Factory. 
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How Networks Enhance Creativity

with Brian Uzzi
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Brian Uzzi is a globally recognized scientist, teacher, consultant and speaker on leadership, social networks and new media. He has lectured and advised companies and governments around the world.  He is currently teaching at Northwestern Kellogg School.  If you haven't already, check out his most recent books, you can find them here: Athena Unbound and Embeddedness and Corporate Change in a Global Economy
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The Science of Creative Success

with Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson
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Heidi Grant Halvorson, PhD, is a social psychologist and Associate Director of Columbia's Motivation Science Center. She researches, writes and speaks about the science of motivation.  To learn more about what she is working on, check out Heidi's website.  Don't forget to check out her new book, Focus
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Redefining Creative Intelligence

with Scott Barry Kaufman
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Scott Barry Kaufman is Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute and a researcher in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he investigates the nature, measurement and development of imagination. In his book, Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, Kaufman presents a holistic approach to achievement that takes into account each person’s ability, engagement, and personal goals. Kaufman is also co-founder of The Creativity Post, and he writes the blog Beautiful Minds for Scientific American Mind. Kaufman completed his doctorate in cognitive psychology from Yale University in 2009 and received his masters degree in experimental psychology from Cambridge University in 2005, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar.
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How to Inspire Creative Breakthroughs

with Bryan Mattimore
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Bryan Mattimore is an author and one of America's top experts in applied creativity, ideation facilitation and innovation management. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College, with a major in psychology.  To learn more about Bryan, please visit his website or check out his books, Idea Stormers and 99% Inspiration: Tips, Tales, and Techniques for Liberating Your Business Creativity
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Making Creative Ideas Happen

with Scott Belsky
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Scott Belsky is Adobe's VP of Products-Community and author of the international bestselling book, Making Ideas Happen. He co-founded Behance and served as CEO until it was acquired by Adobe.  He has also authored Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality
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The Creative Power of Misfits

with Kyra Maya Phillips and Alexa Clay
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Kyra Maya Phillips and Alexa Clay are authors of the book, The Misfit Economy. Their mission is to shape a new economy and uncover the hidden dimensions of underground and black market economics.
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How to Stay Quick and Nimble

with Adam Bryant
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Adam Bryant is the "Corner Office" columnist at The NYT and author of two books, The Corner Office and Quick and Nimble. He also teaches a course, "The Practice of Leadership" at Columbia University.
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The Neuroscience of Creativity

with Rex Jung
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Rex Jung is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico, a research scientist at the Mind Research Network and a practicing clinical neuropsychologist in Albuquerque, NM.
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How to Keep Creativity from Being Stopped

with David Owens
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David Owens serves on the faculty at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management. He is known as a dynamic speaker specializing in innovation and new product development.
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The Necessity of Strangers

with Alan Gregerman
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Alan Gregerman is an award-winning and bestselling author, business consultant, teacher and keynote speaker. His books include The Necessity of Strangers and Surrounded by Geniuses and his work focuses on helping companies and organizations unlock the genius in all of their people. Learn more about Alan and his work at his website.
 
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Thinking Like a Designer

with Roger Martin
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Roger Martin is Premier’s Chair in Productivity & Competitiveness and Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute. He is an influential global business thinker and Innovation Guru.  He is also the author of Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works,  Canada: What It Is, What It Can Be  and Fixing the Game: Bubbles, Crashes, and What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL
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Finding the Right Creative Opportunities

with Gianfranco Zaccai
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Gianfranco Zaccai is president and CEO of Design Continuum. He is a visionary designer with a passion for human centered innovation. Zaccai holds a degree in Industrial Design and Architecture.  Here are links to learn more about his most recent books: Eternal Gandhi: Design of the Multimedia Museum and Start Anywhere, But Step Back
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The Science Behind the Creative Process

with Keith Sawyer
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Keith Sawyer is the Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is one of the country's leading scientific experts on creativity, collaboration and learning.  He is the author of Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity.
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How to Be Brillant at a Moment's Notice

with Todd Henry
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Todd Henry is an author and speaker on productivity, creativity, leadership and passion for work. As an arms dealer for the creative revolution, he helps people and teams generate brilliant ideas.  If you haven't already, check out his books:  Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day and The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment's Notice
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Your Personal Business Innovation Factory

with Saul Kaplan
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Saul Kaplan is founder and Chief Catalyst of a non-profit, real world laboratory exploring systems level innovation, Business Innovation Factory. He is the author of The Business Model Innovation Factory.
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The Power of Subtraction on Creativity

with Matthew May
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Matthew May is the author of four bestselling books on business innovation. He works with creative teams all over the world, helping them track down elegant solutions to complex problems. Here are some links so that you can learn more about his amazing books:  The Laws of Subtraction: 6 Simple Rules for Winning in the Age of Excess Everything and The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change
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Harness Surprise for Creative Breatkthroughs

with Soren Kaplan
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Soren Kaplan is the author of the award winning bestseller, Leapfrogging and is a recognized speaker on innovation. He teaches in the Imagineering Academy at NHTV Breda University in The Netherlands. 
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How Little Bets Yield Big Creative Wins

with Peter Sims
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Peter Sims is an entrepreneur and award-winning author. His latest book is Little Bets, which grew out of a five-year collaboration with faculty at Stanford’s Institute of Design.
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How to Manage Creative Ideas

with Max McKeown
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Max McKeown is a compelling communicator, author of six books and researcher specializing in innovation strategy, leadership and culture. He has an MBA and a Doctorate from Warwick Business School.  To pre-order his newest book, The Innovation Book, go here.  Here is information on some of this other most recent books: The Strategy Book: How To Think and Act Strategically to Deliver Outstanding Results  and Adaptability: The Art of Winning in an Age of Uncertainty
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Why Best Practices Might Hinder Creativity

with Stephen Shapiro
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Stephen Shapiro is one of the foremost authorities on innovation culture, collaboration and open innovation. He is a consultant, public speaker and author of five books, including two bestsellers.
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Creative Problem Solving

with Gregg Fraley
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Gregg Fraley is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, consultant and thought leader in corporate innovation. He authored the first ever business fable about creative problem solving, Jack’s Notebook.
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Understanding Your Creative Personality

with David Goldstein
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A management consultant, author, speaker and the originator of the “creative-type” concept, David Goldstein speaks about how everyone can be creative in their own way using their natural strengths.  To learn more about David and his work, please check out his website or his book: Creative You: Using Your Personality Type to Thrive
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Building a Creative Career

with Jocelyn Glei
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Jocelyn Glei is the director of 99U, leading its mission to provide the "missing curriculum" on making ideas happen. She is passionate about creating content-driven products that people love.  She is the author of Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career
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Motivating Creativity

with Teresa Amabile
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Teresa Amabile is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration and a Director of Research at Harvard Business School. She is author of The Progress Principle and Creativity in Context.
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Scaling Up Creativity

with Bob Sutton
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Bob Sutton is a Stanford Professor of Management Science and Engineering, co-author of Scaling Up Excellence and author of the NYT bestsellers Good Boss, Bad Boss and The No Asshole Rule.  If you would like to learn more about Bob and his projects, be sure to visit his website.  
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Becoming a Creative Leader

with Scott McDowell
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Scott McDowell is a writer, business builder, coach and consultant. He works with various businesses on issues related to transformational leadership and business growth.
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Building Creative Habits

with Art Markman
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Art Markman is a cognitive scientist, author and UT professor. He has written scholarly works on a diverse collection of topics on thinking, including decision making, reasoning and motivation.  If you haven't already read Art's books, here are links to learn more: Smart Change: Five Tools to Create New and Sustainable Habits in Yourself and Others  and Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done
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Getting Creativity and Innovation Right

with Seth Kahan
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Seth Kahan is a leadership and performance improvement authority specializing in change leadership. He is the author of the books, Getting Change Right and Getting Innovation Right.
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Kill the Company; Unleash Your Creativity

with Lisa Bodell
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Lisa Bodell is a globally recognized innovation leader and futurist. She is the CEO of futurethink andauthor of the provocative culture-change book, Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution.

Your Host

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David Burkus

David Burkus is the author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas. David is Assistant Professor of Management at the College of Business at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on leadership, creativity, strategy, and organizational behavior. He is the founder and host LDRLB, a podcast tank that shares insights from research on leadership, innovation, and strategy. His work as been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, PsychologyToday, Inc, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, the Financial Times and the Harvard Business Review.  To learn more about David's current projects, check out his website http://davidburkus.com