Are You Disorganized? Research Says Thatâ€™s a Good Thing | TIME
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
Well then I must be REALLY smart.
InÂ Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, Steven Johnson posits that â€śthe more disorganized your brain is, the smarter you areâ€ť in reference to the results of a neuroscience experiment by Robert Thatcher.
Across the board, in Johnsonâ€™s book and other sources it seems pretty clear that creativity is messy.
At the end of his book JohnsonÂ recommends:
You may not be able to turn your government into a coral reef, but you can create comparable environments on the scale of everyday life: in the workplaces you inhabit; in the way you consume media; in the way you augment your memory.Â The patterns are simple, but followed together, they make for a whole that is wiser than the sum of its parts. Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies; frequent coffeehouses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle, reinvent. Build a tangled bank.