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Diversity Of Thought A Key Ingredient Of Ideasicle

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Diversity Of Thought A Key Ingredient Of Ideasicle

When it comes to creative outcomes, "diversity" when defined only by the color of one's skin or by one's gender is a superficial concept. The only "diversity" that matters to creativity is diversity of thought. And that kind of diversity can come from our outlook on life, our experience, and our talent.

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Science Confirms What Ideasicle Already Knew: Collective Brains Are Better

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Science Confirms What Ideasicle Already Knew: Collective Brains Are Better

A new study out of The London School of Economics and Harvard dispels the myth of the lone genius toiling away in solitude until the brilliant insight finally hits him or her. That's how we traditionally think of Edison, Darwin, Einstein and countless others. But according to this study, the creative output of these and others are more often the result of socialization of ideas, cultural connectedness, and what the researchers call "collective brains" (love that).

The study focuses on the passive effects on ideas, in general. Meaning, 

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