Too Fast to Think

Too Fast to Think : How to Reclaim Your Creativity in a Hyper-connected Work Culture

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Our lives are getting faster and faster. We are engulfed in constant distraction from email, social media and our 'always on' work culture. We are too busy, too overloaded with information and too focused on analytical left-brain thinking processes to be creative. Too Fast to Think exposes how our current work practices, media culture and education systems are detrimental to innovation. The speed and noise of modern life is undermining the clarity and quiet that is essential to power individual thought. Our best ideas are often generated when we are free to think diffusely, in an uninterrupted environment, which is why moments of inspiration so often occur in places completely separate to our offices.

To reclaim creativity, Too Fast to Think teaches you how to retrain your brain into allowing creative ideas to emerge, before they are shut down by interruption, distraction or the self-doubt of your over-rational brain. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to maximize their creative potential, as well as that of their team. Supported by cutting-edge research from the University of the Arts London and insightful interviews with business leaders, academics, artists, politicians and psychologists, Chris Lewis takes a holistic approach to explain the 8 crucial traits that are inherently linked to creation and innovation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 10mm | 355g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 0749478861
  • 9780749478865
  • 344,854

Table of contents

Chapter - 00: Introduction:
Chapter - 01: The information overload and the way it's changing us
Chapter - 02: How did we allow ourselves to become so overloaded?
Chapter - 03: The 'always on' environment and its effect
Chapter - 04: Your brain and how to use it
Chapter - 05: Sleep matters
Chapter - 06: Where great ideas come from
Chapter - 07: Generating better ideas
Chapter - 08: How leaders apply creativity
Chapter - 09: Confession
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"We neglect holism at our peril. In our complex world only a life lived in the round can give us the connections and space for reflection that nurture creativity and compassion. Chris Lewis has seen the danger of being overwhelmed by the particular and the need to restore the balanced life necessary for human flourishing and for meeting the global challenges before us"
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About Chris Lewis

Chris Lewis is the founder and CEO of LEWIS, one of the largest independent marketing and communications agencies in the world. He is a skilled media trainer who has coached senior politicians, business people and celebrities. Chris is also a published author and journalist who has written for the Financial Times, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian.
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