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Re: Norway calling: Info wanted about creativity!

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Mon, 11 Jan 1999 19:40:34 -0500

> The Big Question here is: Does the word " creativity" mean
> the same to everybody, or is c. for a politician way different than for a painter and a football coach?

I think creativity means using available "resources", or seeking out and
using new resources, in a novel way to obtain results that provide some
kind of benefit. I can't think of examples for politicians (although we
all know one who has used a cigar in a novel way), but a painter might
seek out new materials or new subject matter or try a new technique, and
a football coach might try a new play or move his players around into
novel positions, etc. I think the concept of creativity could follow a
uniform definition - how and what and where people become creative is
what varies.


Sandra Hildreth
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