miércoles, 26 de agosto de 2015

Looking for a Breakthrough? Study Says to Make Time for Tedium

Innovation isn’t all about eureka moments. In fact, the road to creative breakthroughs is paved with mundane, workaday tasks. That’s the message of a recent study that might as well be titled “In Praise of Tedium.”

In the study, researchers sought to examine how extended periods of free time affect innovation. To do this, they analyzed activity on Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website, in nearly 6,000 American cities. Kickstarter has proved to be a kind of petri dish for researchers who study innovation, said Ajay Agrawal, a management professor at the University of Toronto and one of the paper’s authors. (Its other authors are Christian Catalini of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Avi Goldfarb of the University of Toronto.)

More info: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/business/looking-for-a-breakthrough-study-says-to-make-time-for-tedium.html

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