By R. Keith Sawyer
Creativity has lengthy been considered someone reward, top pursued by myself; faculties, firms, and full industries are outfitted in this proposal. yet what if the commonest ideals approximately how creativity works are improper? crew Genius tears down the most renowned myths approximately creativity, revealing that creativity is often collaborative-even while you’re by myself. Sharing the result of his personal acclaimed examine on jazz teams, theater ensembles, and dialog research, Keith Sawyer exhibits us the way to be extra artistic in collaborative workforce settings, how one can swap organizational dynamics for the higher, and the way to faucet into our personal reserves of creativity.
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230. 34. I wish to thank Daniel Batista and Sophia Reibetanz for their help with editing this Introduction. " has received many different philosophical answers. One set of answers, of course, comes from the utilitarian tradition. In legal scholarship, these are the answers most often advanced (or presupposed) in the subfield of law and economics. The purpose of this essay is to distinguish two rather different economic theories (or possible theories) within that tradition. The first theory treats enforcement as equivalent to the eventual performance of the promised actions.
Indeed, the same could be said of a third view, which sees contracts not as precursors of some action to take place in the future, but rather as instantly 30. See, for example, I. R. Macneil, "Economic Analysis of Contract Law: Its Shortfalls and the Need for a 'Rich Classificatory Apparatus'" (1981) 75 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1018; I. R. Macneil, "Contracts: Adjustment of Long-Term Economic Relations Under Classical, Neoclassical, and Relational Contract Law" (1978) 72 Nw. U. L. Rev. 854; R. W. Gordon, "Macaulay, Macneil, and the Discovery of Solidarity and Power in Contract Law" (1985) Wis.
Legal Stud. 401. 28. See R. Craswell, "Performance, Reliance, and One-Sided Information" (1989) 18 J. Legal Stud. 365. 29. See, for example, A. M. Polinsky, "Risk Sharing Through Breach of Contract Remedies" (1983) 12 J. Legal Stud. 427. Two Economic Theories of Enforcing Promises 33 doing that, however, it may help to see how this broader theory fits with three other conceptual views of contracts - views that are more often associated with noneconomic perspectives, but which cohere quite nicely with the second economic theory presented here.
Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration by R. Keith Sawyer