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Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange: Wired to Create

Friday, Sep 15 2017 8:30AM to 11:00AM

Lynne Ingersoll
NewDominion Corporate 1111 Metropolitan Ave, Suite 500 Charlotte, NC 28204 Park on 4th floor of garage and go to 5th floor of office tower

Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange

Friday, September 15, 2017


Location: NewDominion

1111 Metropolitan Ave, Suite 500

Charlotte, NC 28204

https://newdominionbank.com/about/locations

Parking: Park in the Metropolitan Parking Garage on the 4th floor directly across from the glass doors to the office tower (level P4). Enter the office tower and go to the 5th floor.


8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am Book Discussion

Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to terry@bigcouncil.com or register at bigcouncil.com.

Book: "Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind” by Scott Barry Kaufman  Carolyn Gregoire

Overview:

Discover the ten things highly creative people do differently.

Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman’s groundbreaking research and Carolyn Gregoire’s popular article in the Huffington Post, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the “messy minds” of highly creative people.

Revealing the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, along with engaging examples of artists and innovators throughout history, the book shines a light on the practices and habits of mind that promote creative thinking. Kaufman and Gregoire untangle a series of paradoxes— like mindfulness and daydreaming, seriousness and play, openness and sensitivity, and solitude and collaboration – to show that it is by embracing our own contradictions that we are able to tap into our deepest creativity.

Each chapter explores one of the ten attributes and habits of highly creative people:

Imaginative Play * Passion * Daydreaming * Solitude * Intuition * Openness to Experience * Mindfulness * Sensitivity * Turning Adversity into Advantage * Thinking Differently

With insights from the work and lives of Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Proust, David Foster Wallace, Thomas Edison, Josephine Baker, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, musician Thom Yorke, chess champion Josh Waitzkin, video-game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, and many other creative luminaries, Wired to Create helps us better understand creativity – and shows us how to enrich this essential aspect of our lives.

This thought provoking discussion will be facilitated by Lynne Ingersoll.

As a reminder, you don't have to read the book to attend! Most do not, and we always have a very engaging discussion!

During this roundtable we'll:

· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth


Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions in 2018, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you¹re passionate about and would like to share with the group. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month. Thanks!

Online Registration

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