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Stories by Scott Barry Kaufman

Grit and Authenticity

When grit is driven by your authentic soul, and a prosocial purpose, you are one unstoppable hero!

June 21, 2016 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Introducing the "Imagination Retreats"

The Imagination Retreats aim to further understand how imagination operates within specific domains—and ultimately, how to cultivate this critically important capacity in all people. 

June 10, 2016 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Resources on Creativity, Intelligence, Education and Well-Being

I get asked a lot for resources on my favorite topics-- creativity, intelligence, education, and well-being. So I decided to consolidate everything on one site! I'm super excited to announce my brand new website: Check it out and let me know what you think.

May 17, 2016 — Scott Barry Kaufman

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

“Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes

October 21, 2014 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Why Creativity Is a Numbers Game

It's a great myth that creative geniuses consistently produce great work. Whereas consistency may be the key to expertise, the secret to creative greatness appears to be doing things differently—even when that means failing

December 29, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Is it Time for a Personal Growth Mindset?

Our focus on competition, grades, and standardized test performance is actively robbing children of the opportunity for the sort of personal growth that really matters.

November 30, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman