Below are a few excerpts from ImagineIt's media library of creativity and innovation thought leaders collected over the past three years. Clips from the media library were initially used to build awareness about the importance of creative thinking and its role in ensuring a brighter future for society and the economy. The media library is also used throughout ImagineIt's education and corporate curricula to illustrate critical principles and introduce participants to creative role models.
Featured Thought Leader: Dr. George Land, Author, Breakpoint and Beyond, and Transformation Theory
We are featuring Dr. Land based on his landmark study of 1600 children over a 10 year period. Hoping to determine whether creativity was inherited or learned, Dr. Land initially tested the 1600 young subjects when then were 3-5 years old. Using a series of eight divergent creativity instruments, Land observed that 98 percent of the subjects were considered creative geniuses. When he retested this cohort five years later, only 32 percent of the subjects qualified as creative geniuses. By age 15, that percentage dropped to 10 percent.
Dr. Land's "aha moment" came when he discerned the real issue is not whether creativity is inherited or learned. More importantly, it is UNLEARNED. ImagineIt's mission of helping individuals of all ages rediscover their inner child is in large part a response to Dr. Land's research.
In 2010, Dr. Land agreed to a video interview with ImagineIt In the following excerpt he shares his excitement about what he sees as the next generation's creative response to the challenges of our time.
Dr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman/CEO, X Prize Foundation on "Taking Risks"
Sir Ken Robinson, Author, The Element and All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education on "Public Education as an Industrial Process"
Dean Kamen, Founder, DEKA Research and FIRSTRobotics on"Curiosity"
Dr. Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space on the "Impact of Big Dreams"
Matt Goldman, Co-Founder, The Blue Man Group on "AHA Moments"
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