Sarcasm may make you more creative…

… new research from Harvard Business school suggests that the processes involved with initiating and delivering a sarcastic comment may improve the creativity and cognitive functioning of both the commenter and the recipient.

From an article this week on www.pop-sci.com, the website of Popular Science magazine, reporting on a new study by the Harvard Business School

… a lot of people believe that being creative is all about having ideas.

… But filling your head full of the right information is just as vital… If you haven’t got enough information, you’ll never come up with any good ideas.

From the book “How To Be Creative: Demystifying the creative Process” (2014), by Neil Pavitt

Every new idea is born drowning.

Attributed to, among others, Bob Woodruff (1961-), American TV news anchor