Frans Johansson

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Could UNESCO's Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible cultural heritage be harmful ?

Most people have heard of UNESCO's list of World heritage sites – a list aiming at the protection and preservation of physical buildings, monuments and natural sites considered of interest to mankind all over the world – but, few have heard of the relatively new convention from the same organization on th...

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The Medici Effect: What Ele...

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“Leonardo da Vinci, the defining Renaissance man and perhaps the greatest intersectionalist of all times, believed that in order to fully understand something one needed to view it from at least three different perspectives.15”
Frans Johansson, Medici Effect: What You Can Learn from Elephants and Epidemics

“It was not even necessary for people to know how to sing to be considered rock musicians. Bob Dylan had no clue, but that did not stop him from becoming one of the greatest artists ever.”
Frans Johansson, Medici Effect: What You Can Learn from Elephants and Epidemics

“If intrinsic motivation is high, if we are passionate about what we are doing, creativity will flow. External expectations and rewards can kill intrinsic motivation and thus kill creativity. When intrinsic motivation drops off, so does our willingness to explore new avenues and different ideas, something that is crucial at the Intersection. This means that in order to stay motivated and execute an intersectional idea, as did Prothrow-Stith and Hawkins and Dubinsky, we must be careful of explicit, external rewards. Stephen King puts it this way: “Money is great stuff to have, but when it comes to the act of creation, the best thing is not to think of money too much. It constipates the whole process.”14”
Frans Johansson, Medici Effect: What You Can Learn from Elephants and Epidemics

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