Keys To Creativity

Over at Harvard Business Review blogs, a couple of author acquaintances, David Burkus and Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, have blogged on the topic of creativity.

David Burkus, whose book The Myths of Creativity I enjoyed and interviewed him on, surprisingly ballyhooes Adobe’s “Kickbox” program.

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, whose book Confidence I enjoyed and interviewed him on, surprisingly goes down a “do more” path.


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Confidence Is Overrated

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Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, an international authority in personality profiling and psychometric testing, believes all entrepreneurial activity starts at an individual level and that some individuals have much more potential for it than others. He’s the co-founder of META Profiling (META stands for “Measure of Entrepreneurial Talent and Abilities”). The company uses an online profiling tool to help identify entrepreneurial potential to help businesses nurture and retain their entrepreneurial talent.

When Chamorro-Premuzic’s new book Confidence: Overcoming Low Self-Esteem, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt crossed my desk, I assumed it was going to tell me what the title promised. I wasn’t prepared for what it really is: an expose of the dark side of confidence. I absolutely loved it, because it shatters so much incorrect but conventional wisdom with key scientific research.

I recently caught up with Chamorro-Premuzic to speak with him about confidence, success and entrepreneurial talent.


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