The world is quickly changing in ways we find hard to comprehend. Conventional methods of dealing with problems have become outmoded. To be successful, one can’t just be good; one must also be a creator, a problem solver, and a doer.
In Creative Intelligence, Innovation expert Bruce Nussbaum charts the making of a new literacy, Creative Intelligence, or CQ. From corporate CEOs trying to parse the confusing matrix of global business to K-12 teachers attempting to reach bored kids in classrooms, creativity is viewed as the antidote to uncertainty and complexity. Creative Intelligence embodies a bundle of specific literacies that increase our ability to navigate the unknown. It’s a skill-set that explorers have tacitly used for eons but which, only now, is explicitly revealing its secrets to us.
Nussbaum explores how people and organizations are learning to be more creative in work and in life. He investigates the ways in which individuals, corporations, and nations are boosting their CQ—and how that translates into their abilities to make new products and solve new problems. Ultimately, Creative Intelligence shows readers how to frame problems in new ways and devise solutions that are original and highly social. Smart and eye opening, Creative Intelligence shows readers how to boost their creative capacity and build creative confidence.
Creative Intelligence will inspire us to connect our creative output with a new type of economic system, Indie Capitalism, where creativity is the source of value, entrepreneurs drive growth and social networks are the building blocks of the economy. This Indie Capitalism may well help solve some of the world’s most difficult challenges.