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⑃ Download Format Kindle [ The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time ] ④ By Allen Gannett ┙ ⑃ Download Format Kindle [ The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time ] ④ By Allen Gannett ┙ Chapter 1The Making of a DreamIt was November 1963.Paul McCartney woke up obsessed with a melody he had heard while dreaming The twenty one year old pop star stumbled over to the small piano nestled in his room on the top floor of 57 Wimpole Street in central London.What was that melody He sat at the piano, trying to re create the notes he had heard in his sleep.It felt so familiar.He finally put it together G, F sharp minor 7th, B, E minor, and E He played it again and again He loved the way it sounded but was certain the melody must come from some half forgotten song he had heard before Like many musicians, he fretted that he might be borrowing the melody of another song Too familiar, he thought Where have I heard this before The melody McCartney heard in his dream would ultimately become Yesterday, the most recorded song in music history with three thousand different versions It has been played than seven million times on American television and radio and is the fourth highest grossing song of all time.McCartney himself once said of his famous song, It is possibly the smash of this century Indeed, Yesterday may well have been one of the twentieth centurys biggest hits, and, apparently, it was the result of a dream He told an interviewer for The Beatles Anthology that the experience had a profound impact on how he viewed creativity Its amazing that it just came to me in a dream Thats why I dont profess to know anything I think music is all very mystical.For creativity researchers, Paul McCartneys sudden melodic epiphany is a classic example of creativity coming to an artist unplanned, in a flash of genius a moment of inspiration, in which an idea suddenly rises to ones conscious awareness It is the unexpected nature of these bursts of inspiration, with no apparent origin, that gives them a supernatural quality Anyone who has had a great idea in the shower or on a run or walk has experienced some version of these moments.Whether it is J K Rowling being struck with the idea for Harry Potter on a train to London, or Mozart being able to compose songs without effort, these accounts have become modern day staples of what I call the inspiration theory of creativity the idea that creative success results from a mysterious internal process punctuated by unpredictable flashes of genius And our culture has embraced the idea that a self reliant person, born with the right innate talents, can produce hits out of sheer inspiration.Whats , this view is not confined to the traditional arts, like music and literature Steve Jobs, the prototypical genius of the digital age, explained, in an often repeated quote, that creativity is an organic process When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didnt really do it, they just saw something.The inspiration theory of creativity dominates how most people think about creative greatness today But why do these sudden moments of inspiration occur Is sheer IQ genius the only explanation If we studied the settings of these creative moments, would they verify or disprove the inspiration theory Name That TuneThe morning the melody for Yesterday came to McCartney was a typical lazy day As was his routine, he awoke around noon He and his girlfriend Jane would often stay out late at Londons restaurants and clubs.McCartney worried about why the melody he woke up with was so clear, so concise It seemed too finished, too complete He assumed he had accidently plagiarized it Was it from one of the classics he had heard his father play so often Stairway to Paradise Chicago Lullaby of the Leaves The Beatles were thoughtful about creating their hits Lennon once described to an interviewer how intentional the band had been when writing their first number one single, Please Please Me We tried to make it as simple as possiblewe aimed this one straight at the hit parade It was my attempt at writing a Roy Orbison song.For McCartney, Yesterday was an explicit exception to his typical methodical songwriting process The tune of Yesterday was like a jazz melody, McCartney later said My dad used to know a lot of old jazz tunes I thought maybe Id just remembered it from the past.He went to his friends and asked if they recognized the song.First, he asked his songwriting partner, John Lennon Lennon told him he had never heard it before Still skeptical, McCartney tried his friend Lionel Bart, who had composed numerous hit songs When McCartney hummed the melody, Bart drew a blank It seemed as if the song might be original.Still not convinced, McCartney pressed on He tried to think of someone older and experienced, someone who might be able to clear his conscience.A few days later, McCartney visited Alma Cogan, a British singer known for the song Dreamboat and sixteen other hits If anyone could recognize the song, she could.He sat down at the piano and played the melody for Cogan and her sister Its lovely, Cogan said when he was done.Had she heard it before McCartney asked Was it someone elses song Cogan said, No Its original Nice song.Finally, McCartney was persuaded He had seemingly dreamed a masterful melody, following the mystical nature of the inspiration theory of creativity.We can interpret the inspiration theory in one of two ways.The positive view is that a flash of genius can strike anyone Yesterday came to McCartney in a dream, outside of his control Its possible that all of us can dream a chart topping melody.On the other hand, most of us believe that if we lack the raw talent or innate genius, these moments will never strike The inspiration theory of creativity is only relevant for those born with so called genius.As a result, many of us are tempted to put aside any ambition to become the next great musician, novelist, or entrepreneur, settling instead to be a consumer or patron of the arts Meanwhile, the optimistic ones are just waiting, hoping for a sudden flash of inspiration to visit them.The inspiration theory is supported by countless anecdotes from the creative artists of our time Authors talk of waiting for creative inspiration Entrepreneurs talk of waiting for a great idea to strike Musicians talk of falling into a creative groove.There are countless books and blog posts on creativity, offering suggestions on how we can push through writers block or discover our flow Biopics of great artists amplify the inevitability of their creativity, as well as suggesting it is the domain of mad geniuses.Meanwhile, the rest of us are left on the sidelines.But what if this entire theory is wrong What if you dont have to wait for lightning to strike The Road to YesterdayWhile the sudden creation story of Yesterday is relatively well known, what is less known is how McCartney went from the original melody to crafting the full song.The notion that this song came to McCartney in an instant is wrong.All that had come to him in the dream was a simple chord progression When McCartney awoke with a melody in his head, it was a long way from a completed song For one thing, the tune had no words He knew he needed to come up with placeholder lyrics while he continued working on the songs structure.As he was playing the melody to Alma Cogan, her mother walked into the room, asking, Anyone like some scrambled eggs This gave McCartney the temporary lyric he needed Scrambled Eggs.The initial lyrics he came up with were Scrambled eggsOh, my baby, how I love your legsDiddle diddleI believe in scrambled eggs.From there, it took almost twenty months of grueling work to complete the song McCartney became obsessed While he worked on it, the people around McCartney became sick of hearing about his ever changing song in progress.As George Harrison told an interviewer about that period, Hes always talking about that song Youd think he was Beethoven or somebodyEven when the Beatles started filming their second movie, Help , McCartney didnt waver He worked on the song during breaks At one point, the films producer, Dick Lester, was so fed up that he said, If you play that bloody song any longer, Ill have the piano taken offstage Either finish it, or give it up Later, on their first tour through France, Paul had a piano placed in their hotel room so that he could continue working on Yesterday It paid off When producer George Martin first heard the song, he was mesmerized It was different In fact, it was so original that he was worried that it wouldnt fit into a Beatles album.McCartney realized that the song needed melancholy lyrics scrambled eggs were not a valid topic for a brooding song I remember thinking that people liked sad tunes they like to wallow a bit when theyre alone, to put a record on and go, Ahh He finally finished the song, sketching out the final lyrics, on a trip to Portugal in May 1965.A month later he went to the studio with George Martin to record Yesterday According to Martin, McCartney came into Studio Two at EMI and played Yesterday on an acoustic guitar The only change Martin could think of adding was orchestral strings Paul, however, thought that was too much In response, Martin suggested a quartet, and with that melodic but dark addition, Yesterday was born.The iconic song that is remembered as the result of a flash of genius was, in fact, a nearly two year odysseyone that at times wore McCartney and his friends down While the mythology behind the Beatles celebrates the story of Yesterday as one of sudden creative genius, as weve seen it was hardly a linear path from dream to recording Yesterday was not a pure product of a light bulb moment It was hard, grueling work.But couldnt you argue that it began with an initial moment of divine inspiration How do we account for that There is a cottage industry of researchers who are fascinated by the origin story of Yesterday academics interested in creativity, music historians, and avid Beatles fans All have worked to answer the question of where the melody really came from.The most enlightening theory of the origin of Yesterday comes from Beatles expert Ian Hammond, who points out that the song is a direct evolution of the melody from the Ray Charles version of Georgia on My Mind Not only does Yesterday share a chord progression with the earlier song, but it also mirrors the bass lines of Georgia on My Mind.True enough, the Beatles and Paul McCartney were big admirers of Ray Charles They kicked off their career playing his covers in the bars and clubs of Hamburg, Germany John Lennon said that when they started playing their own songs, it was a quite traumatic thing because we were doing such great numbers of other peoples, of Ray Charles and Little Richard and all of them.For Paul McCartney, what looked like divine inspiration was in fact likely the result of subconscious processing of music he loved Like most music, it was an evolution of the chord progressions that already existed In fact, as Hammond points out, Ray Charless version of Georgia on My Mind was an evolution of Hoagy Carmichaels original version of the song This type of ingestion, reinvention, and influence is common in stories of creative success.When McCartney reflects on how he wrote Yesterday, he tends to focus on his sudden inspiration for the tune But, in at least one interview, he acknowledged that there was something mechanical at work If youre very spiritual then God sent me a melody, Im a mere vehicle If you wanna be a bit cynical, then I was loading my computer for millions of years listening to all the stuff I listened to through my dad and through my musical tastes, including people like Fred Astaire, Gershwin, and finally my computer printed out one morning what it thought was a good tune.The things we view as unexplainable genius often have a genesis of some sort.The inspiration theory of creativity has been around for thousands of years, since the era of ancient Greece While the theory is still breathlessly recounted in the press, modern research that Ill discuss demonstrates that creative potential is within all of us.However, if our perception of McCartney and other creative artists is flawedif they are accurately described as tireless and intensely focusedthat still does not explain how they achieved commercial success Plenty of artists toil away for years at their craft without recognition or acclaim An endless procession of novelists has labored tirelessly for years writing novels that never sell a copy Many painters, sculptors, choreographers, and musicians work for years without ever tasting critical or commercial success Clearly, popular success is not just a matter of sweat equity.Could it be possible to identify the true causes of creative success Chapter 2Learning a LieAs I said earlier, I have always been addicted to recognizing patterns Much of the phenomena we observe that seem organic or unique are actually the result of repeating processes and systems By decoding the right patterns, I believe you can achieve goals ranging from the frivolous to the meaningful.When I was eighteen, I set my sights on getting on a game show It seemed like an unusual challenge, yet one that offered a potentially fun and lucrative reward So, I applied to all the shows I had heard of and some I hadnt known existed.Some asked for essays Others, like Jeopardy, asked you to take online tests Still others, like Wheel of Fortune, simply requested you fill out a form.I sent away e mails and filled out web forms, and then I waited.After months of not hearing anything, one day an e mail appeared asking me to audition for Wheel of Fortune Rather than study the puzzles, I decided I would spend the weeks before my audition trying to figure out what the producers wanted I watched dozens of episodes, looking for common elements in the contestants behavior I delved through message boards about how the game worked, and read blog posts about other peoples experiences auditioning After hours of research, I found a pattern the casting team wasnt looking for expert puzzle solvers They were seeking contestants who could enunciate and really loudly, too , were willing to embarrass themselves, and who came across to a home audience as over the top and energetic.Thats why instead of studying vocab words, I came up with various ways I could embarrass myself I worked on an Elmo impression that I thought might make the audience laughor cringeand on the morning of my audition, I drank two shots of espresso A lack of energy would not be an obstacle.In this stimulating business manual, Gannett, founder and CEO of the marketing analytics firm TrackMaven, asserts, There is in fact a science behind what becomes a hit, namely, neuroscience He discusses recent psychological research into the appeal that both the novel and the familiar hold for people, writing that successful innovators find the sweet spot between safety and surprise, similarity and difference Gannett debunks the myth that creativity is imparted to select individuals by sharing the little known but entertaining backstories to enduring creative breakthroughs by the Beatles, J.K Rowling, and others He also examines whether hard work and practice can compensate for a lack of innate talent The central focus of Gannetts treatise for entrepreneurs with an idea centers on his four laws of the creative curve, which include consumption familiarizing oneself with a chosen field , imitation learning from successful predecessors , creative communities finding collaborators and or a support group , and iterations the use of data driven processes to refine ideas Gannett offers the ideal balance of valuable instruction, accessible writing, and refreshing stories, providing tangible evidence that the creative process he advocates actually works for businesspeople Publishers Weekly review The Creative Curve takes on one of the most pernicious beliefs about creativity that it is limited to natural born geniuses In fact, as Allen Gannett argues so capably, we all have the potential to come up with ingenious ideas and make them a reality Seasoned with lively anecdotes, The Creative Curve will take you through the science and practice of creativity so that you can start tapping into your own breakthroughs Daniel Pink, author of WHEN and TO SELL IS HUMAN A juicy, rollicking tour along the path toward creativity The good news is that there is no writer s block, and if you want it badly enough, creativity awaits Seth Godin, author of LinchpinTo anyone who thinks they are uninspired, stifled, or creatively infertile this book is for you Allen Gannett shows that you aren t truly any of those things You re just doing it wrong Ann Handley, bestselling author of Everybody Writes Insightful, inventive and practical The Creative Curve shifts our understanding of creativity from a difficult to repeat light bulb moment into a well illuminated and researched path to continual inspiration and creative success Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of Big Potential and The Happiness Advantage All human beings have the potential for great creativity Gannett explodes the myth that creativity is some mystical talent some are born with while others are not Read this book to help understand how to unlock your own creativity, and the creativity of every person on your team Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor The internet leveled the playing field for content creators, the creatively inclined and just about anyone interested in sharing their thoughts with others The Creative Curve provides a learned perspective on how the structural barriers that prevent people from connecting with one another, and ultimately understanding each other, have shifted while showing how everyone has the ability to create their own creative masterpiece Alexis Ohanian, Cofounder of Initialized Capital, Reddit The perfect book for any marketer who feels that they want to be creative but doesn t know how Gannett makes clear that creating hit products and campaigns, is not something mystical, but rather a critical skill to learn and arm yourself with Meagen Eisenberg, CMO of MongoDB If you want to understand creativity, and cultivate and maximize your own, The Creative Curve is the book you need Richard Florida, author of The Rise of The Creative Class The Creative Curve is a must read for digital marketers Our job is to tell amazing stories that resonate with our audience Gannett makes it clear that honing this skill is not only possible, but has a well traveled roadmap Beverly Jackson, VP of Social Strategy for MGM Resorts International In The Creative Curve, Allen Gannett demystifies creativity and gives readers the tools to launch creative lives Through a powerful combination of research, stories and surprising insights, this delightful read makes creativity accessible for the self identified non creatives and empowers the creatives to maximize their potential Sanyin Siang, CEO Coach and Executive Director, Duke University Coach K Center on Leadership Ethics The Apollo lunar program is arguably humankinds single most creative endeavor Being a personal and professional passion of mine, I can say with certainty Apollo came from hard work Now, fifty years later, Allen Gannett shows you a remarkable system to harness that same creative power for your idea or company and he does so in an engaging fast paced way What are you waiting for With Allen as your guide, its time for your moon shot David Meerman Scott, bestselling author of ten books including Marketing the Moon The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program, soon to be a major film Drawing on interviews with highly successful entrepreneurs, Gannett shows that the generation of creative ideas is not the result of a stroke of geniusany than are the winning performances of Olympic athletes Both are the culmination of years of preparation and practice His book uncovers the effective practice methods, such as intensive self study and experimentation, the search for feedback from masters and peers, and gradual refinement of product ideas K Anders Ericsson, Conradi Eminent Scholar and Professor of Psychology, Florida State University and co author of Peak Secrets from the New Science of Expertise The Creative Curve is a must read for anyone in the business of innovation And Allen Gannett is one of the smartest entrepreneurs and writers of his generation His writing is fresh, compelling, and delightfully fun to get through You ll find yourself wishing for even Shane Snow, author of Dream Teams and SmartCuts Can we learn to be creative The Creative Curve demonstrates, persuasively, that yes, you can Gannett interviewed living idols and leading researchers From this, he paints a picture of creativity not as some mystical 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    • The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time
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    • Allen Gannett
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    • 25 September 2016

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