SuperCreativity Podcast with James Taylor | Creativity, Innovation and Inspiring Ideas

SuperCreativity Podcast with James Taylor | Creativity, Innovation and Inspiring Ideas

In the SuperCreativity™ podcast, creativity expert and innovation keynote speaker James Taylor interviews leading thinkers, innovators and performers and has them reveal their strategies and techniques to help you unlock your own creative potential. If you enjoy listening to conversations with creative thinkers, innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, authors, educators, and performers then you’ve come to the right place. Each week we discuss their ideas, life, work, successes, failures, creative process and much more. As a leading creativity and innovation keynote speaker James teaches and interviews creative leaders including Seth Godin, David Allen, Jonathan Fields, Amy Edmondson, Amanda Palmer, Chris Guillebeau, Tommy Emmanuel, Eric Ries and Donald Miller on subjects including; how creativity works, the creative process, what is creativity, how to generate ideas, creativity exercises, creativity research, creative block, creative personality types, theories of creativity, creative thinking, educational creativity, divergent thinking, organizational creativity, creative cultures, and innovation. His work builds on other leading creativity experts including Julia Cameron, Sir Ken Robinson, Michael J Gelb, Eric Maisel, Scott Barry Kaufman, Twyla Tharp, Todd Henry, Jeff Goins, Richard Florida, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Steven Pressfield, Tina Seelig, Josh Linkner and many others. James Taylor shows us how we can all learn to be more creative.

Episodes

June 29, 2022 35 min
The World’s Most Creative People With Debbie Millman – #337

Named as “one of the most creative people in business” by Fast Company, Debbie Millman is a designer, author, educator, curator and host of the podcast “Design Matters,” one of the world’s first and longest running podcasts. In the 16 years since its inception, “Design Matters” has garnered a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, six Webby nominations, and an Apple Podcasts...

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The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley With Jimmy Soni – #336 Tesla, Facebook, YouTube, SpaceX, Yelp, Palantir and LinkedIn. What do all of these companies have in common? They were all formed, funded, or advised by a small group of men who founded or worked at one company, PayPal. Members of the PayPal Mafia as it’s sometimes called, and who include Elon Musk, Peter Thiel, Max Levchin, and Reid Hof...
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The New Leadership Playbook with Andrew Bryant – #335

 

Being an effective leader in a post-pandemic world goes beyond being good at what you do; it requires balancing empathy with accountability. In The New Leadership Playbook, self-leadership coach Andrew Bryant provides a practical guide to being human and understanding people, whilst simultaneously driving for accelerated results. For nearly 25 years Andrew Bryant has been tr...

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The Creative Brain With Dr Iain McGilchrist – #334

My guest today says that in order to understand ourselves and the world we need science and intuition, reason and imagination. Dr. Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist, neuroscience researcher, philosopher, and literary scholar. He is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, ...

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How Emotions Shape Our Thinking With Leonard Mlodinow – #333 How can you make better decisions? How can you improve your relationship with others? What can you do to live a happier life? My guest today argues that the answers to all these questions and more lie in understanding our emotions. Leonard Mlodinow is a theoretical physicist and author of five best-selling books including Subliminal, The Drunkard’s Walk, and the #1 Ne...
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Lean Innovation Problem Solving With Peter Newell – #332

Peter Newell is a nationally recognized innovation expert whose work is transforming how the government and other large organizations compete and drive growth. 

He is the CEO of BMNT, a Palo Alto-based innovation consultancy and early-stage technology incubator that helps solve some of the hardest real-world problems in national security, state and local governments, and beyo...

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Innovation Is All About People With Alison Hawks – #331

Dr. Alison Hawks is the CEO of BMNT, Ltd and Executive Director of the Common Mission Project in the UK, and a recognized expert in military strategy and sociology.  Ali was previously the Director of Research of the Section 809 Panel, a US congressionally mandated commission tasked with streamlining and codifying defense acquisition.  She was a Lecturer at King’s College...

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Overcoming Resistance To Innovation with Jim Euchner – #330

Many large companies today have begun to adopt the principles of Lean Startup, a methodology first adopted among Silicon Valley tech startups in order to become more innovative and agile in implementing new products, services and business models. However large corporations are not just bigger versions of startups. My guest today, Jim Euchner has studied how the Lean S...

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Human Creativity in the Age of Analytics With Chris Jones #328 Chris Jones is a long-time journalist and short-time screenwriter. He has written extensively for Esquire, The Atlantic, WIRED, the New York Times Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, and has won two National Magazine Awards for his feature writing. He was also a producer on Away, the Netflix series starring Hilary Swank. His latest book The Eye Test makes the cas...
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The Lean Startup Approach With Steve Blank #327 To say that Steve Blank has led an interesting life would be an understatement. He’s had three careers: First, in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Vietnam War. Next, as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur in 8 startups in two decades (with four IPOs). Currently as an academic teacher at Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, and NYU. Steve Blank has changed how startups are built; ho...
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Project Management And Leadership With Anh Dao Pham – #326 How many books have you read on project management? What about leadership? The problem is these topics don’t exist in silos. My guest today says we need to combine the practice of project management and leadership into one balanced approach – project leadership. Because as we emerge from the pandemic, organizations need leaders who can unlock creativity, get projects do...
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How to Find What You Love With Marcus Buckingham Did you know that less than 16 percent of us are fully engaged at work, with the rest of us just selling our time and talent and getting compensated for our troubles? Meanwhile, many leaders' energy levels are depleted; employees are burning out at an alarming rate, and parents met their breaking point long ago. When it comes to work my guest today argues that we are getting some...
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Sebastian Mallaby: Venture Capital and the Art of Disruption

Innovations rarely come from “experts". When it comes to improbable innovations, one legendary tech Venture capitalist told my guest today that the future cannot be predicted, it can only be discovered. Sebastian Mallaby is the Paul Volcker Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Washington Post columnist. In his new book The...

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Elaine Pofeldt: Strategies for Creating a High-Revenue Business

Whether you’ve launched your own e-commerce endeavor, built your own professional services firm, sold online courses or membership programs, or are just itching to flex your entrepreneurial muscles, starting a small business – a company with 20 employees or fewer – is a rewarding way to earn a living and get creative. In Elaine Pofeldt’s new book ‘Tiny Business, Big Mo...

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The Art And Business of Turning Your Ideas into Gold – #321 There has never been a more crucial time than now to develop your creativity and your ability to innovate. In her new book ‘How Creativity Rules The World‘, New York-based contemporary art advisor and curator Maria Brito illustrates how creativity is merely a series of habits, actions, and attitudes that anyone can develop—regardless of who you are or what you do. Mari...
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David Schonthal: Overcoming the Resistance That Awaits New Ideas.

David Schonthal is an award-winning Professor of Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management where he teaches courses on new venture creation, design thinking, healthcare innovation, and creativity. Along with his colleague Loran Nordgren, David is one of the originators of Friction Theory – a ground-breaking methodology that expla...

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How to achieve your worthy goals – #319 Perhaps you’ve already achieved things in your career, but now feel it’s time to “climb that second mountain” and think about your legacy. Or maybe you’re unhappy with how the world is working out right now, and you want to change your part of it for the better. You want to start doing something that matters. My guest today would like to help you find that ‘something’. That Worthy Goal, t...
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The Future Of Office Work With Julia Hobsbawm – #318 As remote working becomes the norm rather than the exception for many office workers around the globe, my guest today proposes a radical new way of thinking about work both now and in the future. Julia Hobsbawm is an entrepreneur, writer, and consultant who addresses the challenges of the hyper-connected age, in particular remedies of what she has called Social Health for org...
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Daniel Lamarre: Cirque du Soleil Executive Vice-Chairman - #317

Without creativity, there is no business. That is an idea that has guided Cirque du Soleil Executive Vice-Chairman Daniel Lamarre as he helped grow and pilot a billion-dollar business through stormy waters. In his new book ‘Balancing Acts‘, Daniel shares what it takes for anyone, regardless of position or industry, to embrace the value of creative leadership. Because C...

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Fredrik Haren Dream-Inspired Creativity – #316

Fredrik Haren is The Creativity Explorer. He has spent the last 25 years traveling the world to learn as much as he can about human creativity. He is the author of ten books – including “the idea book” which was included in “the 100 best business books of all time” and Fredrik has been invited to speak more than 2000 times in 70 countries on 5 continents. As The Creativity Explore...

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