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Imagine: How Creativity Works

Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output?

From the New York Times best-selling author of How We Decide comes a sparkling and revelatory look at the new science of creativity. Shattering the myth of muses, higher powers, even creative “types,” Jonah Lehrer demonstrates that creativity is not a single gift possessed by the lucky few. It’s a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively…

Submitted:Mar 20, 2012
Author:Jonah Lehrer
Brand:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Category:Business & Investing
2 diggs • 0 comments • Mar 20, 2012

Imagine: How Creativity Works (9780547386072): Jonah Lehrer: Books

Did you know that the most creative companies have centralized bathrooms? That brainstorming meetings are a terrible idea? That the color blue can help you double your creative output? From the New York Times best-selling author of How We Decide comes a sparkling and revelatory look at the new science of creativity. Shattering the myth of muses, higher powers, even creative “types,” Jonah Lehrer demonstrates that creativity is not a single gift possessed by the lucky few. It’s a variety of distinct thought processes that we can all learn to use more effectively. Lehrer reveals the import

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Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion

Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of “volunteer ministers” offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels of the government to further its goals…

Submitted:Jul 5, 2011
Author:Janet Reitman
Brand:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Category:Religious
2 diggs • 0 comments • Jul 5, 2011

Amazon.com: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion (9780618883028): Janet Reitman: Books

Amazon.com: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion (9780618883028): Janet Reitman: Books

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Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human

Michael Chorost became a cyborg on October 1, 2001, the day his new ear was booted up. Born hard of hearing in 1964, he went completely deaf in his thirties. Rather than live in silence, he chose to have a computer surgically embedded in his skull to artificially restore his hearing. This is the story of Chorost’s journey -- from deafness to hearing, from human to cyborg -- and how it transformed him. The melding of silicon and flesh has long been the stuff of science fiction. But as Chorost reveals in this witty, poignant, and illuminating memoir, fantasy is now giving way to reality…

Submitted:Mar 3, 2006
Author:Michael Chorost
Brand:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Category:Special Needs
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Rebuilt : How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human (Hardcover)

From BooklistIn Chorost's memoir about his hearing loss, he prefaces the operating-room experience and activation of a cochlear implant with a recollection of his childhood diagnosis in the late 1960s of a severe hearing deficit, probably caused by rubella fever. In 2001, Chorost abruptly went totally deaf.

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