The Creative Edge

Author: Kuniko Miyanaga
Editor: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412836395
Size: 14,95 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Foreign interpretations of Japan hinge, in large measure, on the notion of a simple homogeneous culture in which individuality is subsumed in collective enterprise. Such interpretations posit a society organized with incredible efficiency for economic superperformance, a society to be, at once, feared and emulated. In this volume, Kumiko Miyanaga argues that the simplistic view of monolithic collectivity is misleading, and that Japan is undergoing a period of social transformation in which traditional attitudes toward collectivism and individualism are shifting in favor of the latter. Miyanaga finds that individualism is flourishing most significantly in the area of entrepreneurship, thus invigorating an already vital Japan. The author begins with a carefully nuanced analysis of the traditional and contemporary relationship between individual and collective attitudes. Historically, individualism has been a quiet, peripheral subculture, a refuge for society's dropouts, expressing itself chiefly in religion and art, and influencing little in the way of social change. With the acceleration of economic and technological growth since the 1960s, some individualists on the periphery of the Japanese economy have gained a position strong enough to enable them to interact with the mainstream without losing their independence. In such areas as the fashion industry, in high technology, and in venture-capital firms, individualists who would never "make it" with Hitachi or Toyota suddenly find themselves with very lucrative economic opportunities. Miyanaga contends that there is now a mutual influence between the peripheral and mainstream sectors. As enterprises on the outskirts of the economy grow larger and more successful, they feel the pull of the old ideology, and, conversely, mainstream organizations have discovered that they need the "creative edge" that comes from the periphery. Just as the small Japanese entrepreneur dreams, at least occasionally, of being a Toyota, large corporations have come to realize the importance of individualism. This book offers an original and distinctive contribution to a very important debate over the future of the Japanese economy. It is a work of great fascination for social scientists, economists, and those seeking a social perspective on Japanese culture.

Leading On The Creative Edge

Author: Roger L. Firestien
Editor: Pinon Press
ISBN: 9780891099758
Size: 19,74 MB
Format: PDF
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Leading on the Creative Edge provides you with the vital information you need to take your leadership to a new level. It shows you how to nuture your own creativity while igniting the creativity in others.

Your Creative Edge

Author: Chipo Shiloh Moyo
Editor: UrbanPress
ISBN: 9781633600812
Size: 12,34 MB
Format: PDF
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A necessary book for our generation, Your Creative Edge is loaded with revelation and insight to rethink your jaded adult lense perception of Creativity. We are all born with a colorful imagination and an insatiable desire to try, but often lose the original intensity of creativity through experiences. Creativity is not rare, but time and patience is. And we all carry a Creative gene we cannot afford to ignore that came from God. Regain your creative consciousness as you are encouraged to think beyond your limitations on this journey to rediscovering Your Creative Edge.

Creative Edge

Author: Gail Deibler Finke
Size: 15,65 MB
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From CD booklets to annual reports, this inspirational guide takes designers on a visual tour of 119 of today's most progressive brochures and provides insights into their concept, development and design.

Flea Market Style

Author: Emelie Tolley
Editor: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780517701676
Size: 13,90 MB
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Teaches readers how to ferret out distinctive bargains to go with new pieces or fine antiques, and includes techniques on how to decorate

The Creative Edge Inspiring Art Explorations In Libraries And Beyond

Author: Mary C. Fletcher
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440861102
Size: 14,66 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Library facilitators of art-based creativity sessions will learn how to choose materials and art experiences appropriate for young people from toddlers to teens and for intergenerational groups. • Offers a guide for creativity programming for librarians, teachers, program coordinators, and college students • Teaches how to facilitate open-ended creativity programs for children of all ages and caregivers • Describes how to design story time art groups linking art and literacy inspired by picture book illustrations

The Creative Edge

Author: Brent D. Taylor
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118319451
Size: 20,61 MB
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Discover the x-factor—the driving force behind extraordinary success. What accounts for the difference between the mega-success of Madonna and a thousand other wannabees waiting in the wings? Why did JK Rowling succeed where so many others aspiring writers have failed? And what was it about the slightly neurotic and mediocre schoolboy Sigmund Freud that ensured his position as one of the most brilliant and original thinkers in history? In this engrossing new book, Taylor builds on his theory that feeling like an ‘outsider’ from an early age, whether consciously or subconsciously not fitting into the norm, creates an edge that can drive outstanding success in later life. To this core philosophy Taylor adds a new ingredient: that of creativity, and he explores the interplay of these two factors—a lack of belonging and creativity—in the lives of a sparkling cast of individuals. Go beyond the glitz and glamour to discover how creative energy, harnessed to produce lives and works of extraordinary genius, can often exist against a backdrop of personal struggle and despair. From childhood outsider to adult icon, understand the journey of the following celebrities: Brad Pitt • Elvis Presley • Frieda Kahlo • Walt Disney • Sigmund Freud • Albert Einstein • Andy Warhol • Coco Chanel • David Beckham • Dan Brown • John Lennon • Sir Edmund Hillary • JK Rowling • Angelina Jolie • Tiger Woods • Amelia Earhart • Madonna

The Creative Edge

Author: William C. Miller
Editor: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780201524017
Size: 10,12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Markets are changing, Values and behavior are changing. The way we do business is changing. Today's most successful people and organizations are responding creatively to these changes. The Creative Edge will help you meet the challenge. Both a practical handbook of techniques and an inspirational work, this book can help you develop your creative skills and promote creativity within your organization.

Global Cosmopolitans

Author: L. Brimm
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230289797
Size: 20,61 MB
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As globalization creates the need for leaders who transcend national borders, this book provides an insider's view of what makes them special. This is the first book to present a framework for understanding this fast-growing and influential group and it provides tools for readers to discover their own inner competitive edge.

The Creative Edge

Author: Mary Todd Beam
Editor: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440341823
Size: 16,99 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Guides painters through exercises that encourage experimentation with new mediums, styles, and techniques, while sharing insights from artists about expression and the creative process.