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msg:

This video of John Cleese discussing the structure of being creative is pure gold!

Watch/Listen to the talk in its entirety, below are some highlights.

  • Have a place where you will be uninterupted
  • Set aside specific time [~90 minutes every week] after that go back to regularly scheduled programming. make sure there is start and stop time otherwise it is not play.
  • Maximize pondering time by making decisions when they are due, not right away; most creative people often stay with a problem longer
  • Have confidence to fail; there are no wrong ideas.
  • Make sure humor is involved = its a quick way to go from close mode to open mode
  • Keep going back to problem a solution will appear 
  • You are more creative when you can bounce ideas off of other people [make sure they are people you like and trust & be sure not to negate their ideas; always be positive]
  • Bonus japanese business tip re: company meetings - Let junior ppl speak first so they are not intimidated to provide ideas different from veterans

found via Ryan + Kortina

This was a pleasure to watch! Thanks for taking notes, Michael!

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    If anyone has experience with being creative, it’s this guy!
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    Memo to myself: See if John Cleese is hiring.
  5. bustr reblogged this from msg and added:
    This was a pleasure to watch! Thanks for taking notes, Michael!
  6. youmeandmyapi reblogged this from msg and added:
    Other’s have laid out similar principles, but
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