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.
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.
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.
“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.”
I love Monty Python. They brought about the silliness of life in their sketches. This sketch always tickled my funny bone. When I was a teenager I memorized the lines of this all time classic.
The founders of Instagram break the rules on Entrepreneurship and share their insights on what it takes and means to really be in business.
Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it. – Sai Baba
The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don’t have.
Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.
A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them. – John C. Maxwell