[T]hinking outside the box might be facilitated by having a somewhat less intact box.
Source: de Manzano Ö, Cervenka S, Karabanov A, Farde L, Ullén F (2010) Thinking Outside a Less Intact Box: Thalamic Dopamine D2 Receptor Densities Are Negatively Related to Psychometric Creativity in Healthy Individuals. PLoS ONE 5(5): e10670. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010670
It isn’t every day that academic texts receive coverage in the popular press, so I was excited to learn that a review of a book I contributed to, Sensory Marketing: Research on the Sensuality of Products, was published in the November 2010 issue of the Maine Antique Digest.
If you’re interested, you can read the review here: “A Book Review: Please Touch!” And if you’re really interested, you can buy the book on Amazon!
When there’s no experimenting, there’s no progress. Stop experimenting and you go backward. —Thomas Edison
Source: “$5 million to encourage innovation in digital journalism“, Official Google Blog, October 26, 2010.
In response to a question about why people start their own businesses, Seth Godin writes:
The people who successfully start independent businesses … do it because we have no real choice in the matter. The voice in our heads won’t shut up until we discover if we’re right, if we can do it, if we can make something happen. This is an art, our art, and to leave it bottled up is a crime.
This jibes with a recent article in The New York Times: “Just manic enough: Seeking perfect entrepreneurs“.
Of course, another common reason may be a desire for control over one’s work environment.