Maria Konnikova questions the merits of brainstorming.

Is Brainstorming More Squall Than Strategy?

Is Brainstorming More Squall Than Strategy?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Nov. 30 2016 4:54 PM

What’s Bunk About Brainstorming

Maria Konnikova wonders, “How about we touch base later and piggyback on a few of these ideas?”

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Does this actually work?

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Listen to Episode 630 of Slate’s The Gist:

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Does brainstorming light a creative fire or smother the sparks of invention? Our regular guest Maria Konnikova looks at the merits of spitballing. Konnikova writes for the New Yorker and is the author of The Confidence Game.

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.