Creativity Comes From Mental Chaos

415NIR1--sL._SX330_BO1,204,203,200_I just finished reading “Why Greatness Cannot Be Planned: The Myth of the Objective” by Kenneth Stanley and Joel Lehman, and I think it’s big idea can be summarized with the quote,

“We assume that any worth social accomplishment is best achieved by first setting it as an objective and then pursuing it together with conviction.  It makes you wonder, is there  such a thing as accomplishment without objectives?”

The authors address the negative impact that high stakes goals have on fields like education and their conclusions, which are based on artificial intelligence research, show how important non-directed thinking is on creativity.

Definitely worth the read.