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Busting 3 Destructive Creative Stereotypes

creative intelligence Apr 12, 2022
By: Dr. Yazan Hijazi - 3 min read


What's one common thing between a Unicorn, a Phoenix, and a Dragon?

Well, they're all mythical!

A myth is something that exists in legends, stories, and beliefs we hold about ourselves and the world around us. They exist in your mind but not in reality.

I've always been intrigued by the creative process and its role in pushing the wheel of human progress. I've studied the works of great thinkers such as Michael Kirton, Teresa Amabile, Herbert Simon, David Kelly, and Edward de Bono. As well as my own experience with creativity in my life, and finding creative ways to empower people to be more creative all over the world.

Here, I lay out the distillation of some of the insights and fruits of this thoughtful study. I hope to nudge you towards a path of exploration and adventure while accessing more of your potential.

So much of what we take to be common knowledge is simply not true. That's why there's a whole bunch of shows dedicated to busting...

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Three Resources to Upgrade your Creative Intelligence

creative intelligence Apr 08, 2022

By: Dr. Yazan Hijazi


They say that creativity is the new black!

Here are three resources to help you bring more of your creative expression to life.

Resource 1: TEDx Worth Watching

George Land: Creativity & The NASA Study

In this engaging 12-minute TEDx talk Dr. George Land argues that the nature of the world today demands us to be more creative. Two key ideas worth mentioning:
Idea 1: Creative Evolution
Dr. Land presents a fascinating perspective as he condenses the past two million years of human history into one calendar year. Meaning 2 Million yrs= 12 months. So on:

  • Jan 1st: We are in the stone age hunting and gathering and making rudimentary tools. We were here for a looong time! 
  • November 19: 11 months later we domesticated fire to heat our homes, provide protection from predators, and cook our food.
  • December 29th: We enter the agricultural age and the rise of communities and mass collaboration. 
  • December 31: The rise of science and replicable...
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