These are questions Roberta B. Ness undertakes in Genius Unmasked, a readable, thoughtful, provocative study of innovators and innovation. Genius Unmasked has 11 ratings and 4 reviews. Genius can seem incomprehensible even to seasoned researchers. Einstein’s theory of special relativity, Rut. Roberta Ness is the author of Genius Unmasked ( avg rating, 11 ratings, 4 reviews, published ), The Creativity Crisis ( avg rating, 8 ratings.
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Or perhaps their visionary insights were attained through divine intervention. The Joy of Pain Richard H. Notice too that this formulation allows room for inspiration, serendipity and those leaps of imagination generally associated with genius.
Or are there, instead, consistent maps that iconic scientists used to discover their imaginative ideas? Muhammed marked it as to-read Jun 11, But this is not just a book of stories.
Damion Matthews rated it it was amazing Dec 20, They were simply particularly skilled master craftsmen of creative surprise.
It’s Electric Edison Chapter Her approach is narrative and anecdotal, and this is a book for the general reader, not the specialist. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Narrative dominates here, and this would make an excellent textbook for gifted high-school classes and for team seminars in innovation and creative thinking. Genius Unmasked Roberta Ness Presents a set of tools for innovation through the lens of stories of the people who have changed the world Applies Ness’s innovation framework to historical figures and heroes of science, with a grid at the end of each story showing which cognitive tools were used by each innovator.
Ness undertakes in Genius Unmaskeda readable, thoughtful, provocative study of innovators and innovation in a variety of fields and endeavors.
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Mark marked it as to-read Jan 31, Lists with This Book. Books by Roberta Ness. Leroy rated it liked it Sep 01, Hardcoverpages. Not nearly as good as Innovation Generation. Roberfa Ness is an internationally renowned physician-scientist and author of over scientific papers and books. Refresh and try again.
I learned a lot about being innovative and also about the people behind some of the most important innovations of our time. The stories she tells are lively roberat illuminating, and Ness is a superb writer.
Indeed, for each genius, she combines a fascinating narrative of their creative work with an astute robeta of how they used particular tools to achieve their breakthroughs. I will definitely keep this book close nearby, as it has some useful information. Connectivity Paul Baran and other web creators ; Chapter It unveils the formula behind their radical thinking.
Is Psychology All in Your Head? Looking for beautiful books? And how Maria Montessori overturned the conventional frame of thinking about the role of children in education. Their stories are truly compelling, and at time inspiring, but, more important, Roberta Ness uses these stories geniua highlight a cognitive tool box that anyone can employ.
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Beginning with Charles Darwin, who left behind a voluminous trail of doberta that preserved his thinking process, Ness illuminates his use of all eleven tools. They are just very skilled at employing the creativity toolbox highlighted in this b The stories she tells are lively and illuminating, and Ness is a superb writer.
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Bessie Chin added it Jan 30, Genius Unmasked shows how the most creative minds in science used tools that can help byy improve our creative abilities. Can genius — the thinking process behind an important discovery — be dissected and explained? Ness, an rlberta on innovation, outlines eleven basic strategies– including finding the right question, observation, analogy, changing point of view, dissection, reorganization, the power of groups, and frame shifting. Open Preview See a Problem? Ronald Barba marked it as to-read Jun 21, Table of contents Chapter 1: