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This is good article and it makes a lot of sense in so many ways.

This is just the evidence I need to convince my boss that sleeping in is actually cost-productive!

As I was reading this I was reminded of a book I'd recently read on creative problem solving. It's called Jack's Notebook and it's written by a guy named Gregg Fraley.

It's written in the new genre of "business fable", a novel that subtly weaves in the techniques of problem solving as you follow your way through the story.

It doesn't examine the use of sleep in the creative problem solving process but the concepts are real and become ingrained as you relate to the characters in the book - meaning that upon reading it, a good, thought-filled sleep while the concepts are still fresh on your mind could bring both worlds together and who knows what ideas will spring forth!

Hi Peter,

Thanks so much for sharing that resource! Yes, I think that may be it--sleep brings together two worlds, the behind the scenes problem solving side of your unconscious and reality. Sleeping on something always seems to help.

Cheers,
Sharon

Very nice post!

Creativity allows you to become who you want to be. If you cannot release your creativity, you may feel your professional growth stunted, or you may not be able to think as clearly as you would like to. Many of people don’t realize the importance of creativity until they are taught to tap into it through creative thinking.

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