A great read from a recent edition of Creativity and Innovation Management is the article Stimulating Creative Rationality to Stimulate Innovation. It was writtenby two French researchers: Joëlle Forest, PhD in economics, who likes to explore the relationships between design and innovation, and Michel Faucheux, PhD in literature, who focuses his research around the narrative role of technology. Together, they argue that the Western tradition has separated “creativity” from “rationality” for too long, and that innovation requires both! The article is short and easy to read… for those who prefer blog posts: here are some interesting excerpts. And after the post about Harvard’s research in creativity and innovation, you’ll also get a glimpse into a French stream of innovation research.