Learning and Trust LO13187

Thomas Benjamin (BENJAMIN@fac.irm.ernet.in)
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 19:11:39 +0500 EST

Replying to LO13169, in which Ed asked,

"What is the relation between innovation and creativity? Are they the
same, different sides of the same phenomenon, or different human actions?"

Pradeep N Khandwalla's"Fourth Eye: Excellence through creativity" and
Harold R McAlindon's "Effective Creativity" are good sources. In
organisations, conditions can be created for creativity in
individuals,groups which may result in innovations. I agree with ED,
Drucker's "Innovation and Entrepreunership" is one of the best resource
describing the process of innovation. Innovation is purposive and is
linked to application by user in new/different ways.

"What is the basis of creativity from a non- religious or
non-theistic(God) point of view?"

The two books refered above deal with creativity in purely a non religious
view. Creativity from non religious view is a means for product/service
development to meet human need. One can argue against this inference of
mine. However, I think, the motive/drive for our creativity is to fill a

On the other hand, the act of creating is a derivative of Gods nature,
that of creation. Since man is created in God's image, I believe,
creativity is a power/gift given to man. In this sense, I am with AT in
his thoughts about creativity and the onus on man to nurture this creative


Thomas P Benjamin
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Email: benjamin@fac.irm.ernet.in


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