Creativity Late in Life

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Creativity can happen any time in life. It is not only for the young. Indeed, great bursts of creativity can happen late in life, as these examples, culled from Gene Cohen's "The Creative Age" attest. Enjoy!
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    Thank you for presenting this subject. I enjoyed it because it diversified the typical online banter on Slideshare.
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  • nome of the ones cited belongs to the last 20 years age. there will be a reason why....nowdays comptetition doesn't let anyone compete at any age
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Creativity Late in Life

  1. C r e a t i v i t y Late in Life Excerpted from “ The Creative Age” (Gene Cohen) Slide Show: www.ideachampions.com Painting: Sven Rabe
  2. Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks <ul><li>Do you ever think that you are “over the hill?” Have missed the boat? Are too old to start something new? Do not fret! As the following examples will attest, it is never too late to create. Never! All you need is some imagination, commitment, and the willingness to begin. </li></ul>
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  4. There’s No Place Like Dome <ul><li>Michelangelo designed the dome in St. Peter’s Basilica between the ages of... </li></ul>72 & 88
  5. <ul><li>Stradivarius fashioned his two most famous violins when he was in his... </li></ul>Violins in the City early 90’s
  6. A New Wrinkle Late in Life <ul><li>Grandma Moses starting painting when she was... </li></ul>64
  7. A Know Brainer <ul><li>New research into the capacity for learning and creative development in the second half of life has shown that when the mind is challenged , the brain biologically responds in positive ways, regardless of age. </li></ul>
  8. Two Pops Under the Big Top <ul><li>P.T. Barnum joined forces with his arch rival, James Bailey, at the age of… </li></ul>71
  9. Making News When Old <ul><li>Mary Baker Eddy established the Christian Science Monitor at the age of… </li></ul>87
  10. Design of the Times <ul><li>Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Guggenheim Museum in New York City at the age of… </li></ul>91
  11. Your Brain is Branching Out <ul><li>From an individual’s early 50’s through the late 70’s, there is an increase in the length and extent of the dendritic branches of the brain, which compensates for brain cell loss that can occur over time. </li></ul>
  12. Nobody’s Dependent <ul><li>Mahatma Ghandi successfully completed negotiations for Britain to grant India’s independence at the age of... </li></ul>77
  13. The Prime of Life <ul><li>Golda Meir served as Prime Minister of Israel from the ages of... </li></ul>70 to 76
  14. Managing Just Fine <ul><li>Peter Drucker wrote “Management Challenges for Turbulent Times” at the age of... </li></ul>89
  15. Shake It Up Baby <ul><li>Science has shown that a stimulating environment results in individual brain cells sprouting new dendritic branches and an increased production of acetycholine within the brain – the chemical messenger most involved in memory and thinking functions. </li></ul>
  16. The Real Golden Rule <ul><li>Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as President of South Africa at the age of... </li></ul>75
  17. Noah’s Arc <ul><li>Noah Webster published “An American Dictionary of the English Language” at the age of... </li></ul>70
  18. Composing (not decomposing) <ul><li>Giuseppe Verdi composed his operatic masterpiece Falstaff at the age of... </li></ul>80
  19. Etching (not kvetching) <ul><li>Pablo Picasso produced a remarkable series of 347 etchings at the age of.. </li></ul>86
  20. <ul><li>What is it that YOU want to do...create...invent...design... paint…publish...etch…write... establish... compose or launch? </li></ul>And when will you begin? The Age Old Question
  21. <ul><li>If not you , who? If not now , when? </li></ul>
  22. Now is the time. There is never any other time than now. Now is the time to begin.
  23. Idea Champions helps people become more creative… … no matter how old they are
  24. <ul><li>© Idea Champions, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>845-679-1066 </li></ul>Gene Cohen’s fabulous book: “ THE CREATIVE AGE: Awakening Human Potential in the Second Half of Life” is available on Amazon http://tinyurl.com/3eegghj Cover art: Sven Rabe www.3dbasemesh.com

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