Isaac Asimov on How People Get New Ideas

From MIT Technology Review:

In 1959, Isaac Asimov was invited to take part in a project whose task was to think “out of the box” to develop a next-generation ballistic missile defense system. He declined, concerned that having access to classified information would limit his creative freedom. He did, however, contribute an essay on creativity - how groups of people develop new ideas, how to engage in effective creative collaboration, what mindsets are necessary to produce novel and useful ideas, and so forth.

Find the full essay here.

Author: Isaac Asimov (introduction by Arthur Obermayer)