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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 13mm | 363g
  • Kogan Page Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 0749478861
  • 9780749478865
  • 306,353

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.show more

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: Confessionshow more

Review Text

"Time is a luxury that's available to everyone if they have the discipline to use it properly. In the digital age, our decisions are pressurised by the speed of events. Making the time to really think is the key to success. The author is a living testament to this philosophy"show more

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