Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration

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Basic Books, 2007 - Business & Economics - 274 pages
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A pioneering expert on creativity and innovation shows the power of collaboration for individual organizational creativity
 

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Contents

1 The Power of Collaboration 3
3
2 Improvising Innovation 21
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3 Group Flow 39
39
4 From Groupthink to Group Genius 59
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The Collaborative Mind
75
5 Small Sparks 77
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6 Collaboration over Time 99
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7 Conversation and the Mind 127
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8 Organizing for Improvisation 153
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9 The Collaborative Web 179
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10 Collaborating with Customers 203
203
11 Creating the Collaborative Economy 219
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 227
227
NOTES 229
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR 257
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INDEX 259
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The Collaborative Organization
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About the author (2007)

Keith Sawyer is an associate professor of psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of the textbook Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation, has designed video games for Atari, and lectures frequently to both academic and business audiences. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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