On Creativity

I like to ponder creativity. Have you ever wondered what it is? Why is it that some people are extremely creative and others aren’t? I was reading a list on Fast Company of the 100 most creative people in business. (List like that are usually just a load of bullcrap, and there list is certainly no exception.

http://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/2012

Lists like that are intended to make you marvel at what others consider to be creative behavior.

Here is my take, you can only be creative if you understand and believe in FREEDOM.
Creativity and innovation both require you to have the courage of your convictions and ideas.
Most people do not allow themselves to live in a free world. They are condemned by the good opinion of others. My greatest ideas have come from my failures. My failures resulted from me being free enough to pursue what I considered to be a better way of doing things.

If you really want to get a Phd in Creativity develop the courage to fail at something you are passionate about.

Nuff said.

Muhammad Yunus – Building Social Business

Muhammad Yunus won the Nobel Prize by proving that money could be loaned to people in poverty. This lecture talks about Socially Responsible Business. His bank currently has over 8 million borrowers where many of the loans are twenty dollars or less. That is what I call innovation!

Yunus challenges the traditional idea of what creates poverty. While I don’t always agree with his conclusions, I respect his work greatly and must acknowledge the social effect he has created.

Muhammad Yunus – Building Social Business – YouTube.

George Carlin The Best

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” – George Carlin

“I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam.”
-George Carlin