Metaphor is at the core of nearly all scientific breakthroughs and acts of genius. Celebrated scientists like Niels Bohr, Richard Feynman, and Albert Einstein relied on metaphor to help them make new discoveries. Clearly, fundamental change depends upon our ability to engage with metaphor. In other words, metaphor is an act of genius.
5 reasons why creativity and business have a problematic relationship – article in Medium
Some highlights from my article in Medium, Five Reasons why Creativity and Business have a Problematic Relationship… “Creativity lives in the unknown…in a fairy-tale place that’s beyond how we are currently “looking.” True creativity is confronting, confusing, unacceptable, and childlike. And nearly impossible to measure, contain or define.” “Both Carl Jung and Albert Einstein said [ Read more … ]
Imagination is the capacity to form images that go beyond reality.
Albert Einstein said that imagination is the “highest form of research.” We humans are blessed with the ability to imagine a world beyond the ordinary. Let’s make good use of this gift. Australian animal pathologist William Ian Beardmore Beveridge (1908-2006), said: “Facts and ideas are dead in themselves. It is the imagination that gives them [ Read more … ]
We need schools for the imagination.
Einstein famously said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” That’s a great quote, so why don’t we have schools of the imagination rather than schools where we learn [ Read more … ]
Metaphor provides clarity we can’t get any other way.
This is true for all of us. We valiantly search for the explanation, the description, the words. But when those words aren’t there, we unconsciously drop into another part of our brain–the part of our brain that works in metaphor. Metaphor allows us to understand and speak about things that are unknown, vague, or abstract. [ Read more … ]