Radical Creativity: How to Solve Problems Like a Trickster

Problems, whether big or small, inspire people to find solutions. Solutions are based on ideas. The best ideas—the radically creative ideas—can change the course of human history. Those who come up with great ideas are destined to be the future’s change agents. But who are these people who come up with great ideas? And how can any one of us apply radical creativity to our own lives?  We start this illustrated talk by asking: “What is an idea?” We identify the three basic types of ideas. Finally, we take a look at how people can actually practice and master the art of radical creativity.

Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield, two curious New Yorkers, a writer and an artist, have been asking questions about why some people can channel their creativity, emotions, and motivation to do great things, and other can’t. They wrote a book about it, “The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well” (Penguin Random House) in which they interviewed over three-dozen people at the top of their fields. This talk on Radical Creativity, one of the key traits of high achievers, is based on a chapter of their upcoming book, “The Trickster Manifesto: How Humans Get What We Want and Need.”

Friday, November 13, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
University Center, 65 5th Avenue
Room L104
New York, NY 10003