Office Hours — our one-of-a-kind radio-ish program — continues its run of great guests on Friday when we host Jonah Lehrer, author of the just released Imagine: How Creativity Works.

As many of you know, Jonah is a prolific writer on science and culture for Wired, The New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal. His new book, about the inner workings of creativity, will debut Sunday at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Join us Friday April 6 at 1pm, EDT to talk about the myth of muses, whether some people are more naturally creative than others, when to push through a problem and when to take a hot shower, and much more.

You can listen in live, and ask Jonah a question, by calling (703) 344-2171 at the appointed day and time — and entering this passcode: 203373.

For those who haven’t caught the bug that’s sweeping the nation like Legionnaire’s Disease, Office Hours is our new approach to smart listening. Think of it as Car Talk . . . for the human engine. Once a month, I open up the phone lines and guests like Jim Collins, Seth Godin, and Susan Cain answer your questions about work, business, and life. If you’ve missed an episode, you can catch up on iTunes.

That’s April 6 at 1pm EDT. Ask Jonah Lehrer anything you want. Only on Office Hours.

4 Responses to “Next on Office Hours: Jonah Lehrer talks creativity”

  1. Jim O'Leary says:

    For many months, actually years now, I have been meaning to officially chime in on what great work Dan Pink does, and how thankful I am that I started reading his books and now listening to office hours. Reading Dan’s books and listening to office hours is like putting premium unleaded in your gas tank with octane booster. If you are interested in enhancing your effectiveness, efficiency, leadership skills, becoming a better manager, parent, student, entrepreneur, employee or person, you will certainly improve your life by reading and listening to Dan’s work. Dan is on the cutting edge of the most creative, innovative and actionable strategies being discussed today. This is a sincere endorsement of person who I feel is clearly committed to excellence in his work, a true leader in the field, and someone who can help make you, your family, your organizations, and our world a better, more effective, efficient and happier place. Plus, he’s funny! 🙂 Thank you Dan and keep up all the great work!! Jim

  2. Well, it took Jim’s comments about you, Dan, that prompted me to second the kind words Jim had for you. I have read most everything that you have published (except your first book;-}. And, Dan, as you know, I mentioned your book, Drive, and an activity you suggested in it (Your sentence)when I accepted the School Psychologist of the Year award from our national association. Your last two books, Drive and A Whole New Mind, have been an inspiration to me in my work as a psychologist. Invariably, I recommend your books and website to colleagues as I meet them along my path. Thank you for doing what you do!!!

  3. Ian Durias says:

    What a rich time! Office Hours NEVER disappoint. Thank you! Also, what phone service did you use? I like how it was radio-ish and I can see how I could use it in my own work.

  4. I am an artist/designer for the U.S. Treasury. When I was interviewed for this job, I was told that I would have a hard time with the “structure” – meaning that i would have to adhere to breaks at designated times, etc. To defer doubts, I had to think fast, so I answered, “Artists thrive in structured environments.” …Actually, I was right. Please note that I am 100 % right-brained and surrounded by 100% left-brainer types. And I can prove it: go to my online Treasury portfolio at

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