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Scientists identify key conditions to set up a creative ‘hot streak’

theguardian.com

Creative Career or not?

Those in creative careers often see a burst of success. That burst or a "hot streak" is seen right after an experimental phase of focus on one approach. 

Many creatives find themselves on a roll at some point in their career, like Peter Jackson (Lord of...

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One Hot Streak

"About 90% people have at least one hot streak" says Prof Dashun Wang, NWU. 

To facilitate a breakthrough, create an environment that will help achieve your full potential. Your work would be more diverse before you see a true hot streak. 

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Switch Your Approach, Focus

Once you see success, stick to a narrower than expected approach. It helps one become substantially more focused on what they work on, reflecting an exploitation strategy during hot streak. 

Experimentation and implementation of learning is the formula for a hot streak.

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Experimentation of process

Scientists are more likely to try new things with small teams before a hot streak and large teams when it begins. Your future work is to analyze how long your experimentation period should be.

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