Creating Creativity

I’ve puzzled for some time about what makes something or someone creative.

Pablo Picasso apparently said:

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

There have been times in my life when I’ve been massively more creative than I feel I am at this phase. But why should that be? What are the things that create a good recipe for creativity? What are the elements the stifle artistry?

In this talk, at Google, Tina Seelig author of Ingenius: Unleash Your Creativity to Transform Obstacles into Opportunities outlines how it’s the interaction of attitude, knowledge and imagination with resources, culture and habitat that creates the engine for innovation:

Tina Seelig: “InGenius”, Authors at Google

(I’m writing this sat at a light grey desk, with a darker grey surround looking at a grey and silver laptop connected to a silver monitor while typing on  a very dark grey keyboard. I think it might be my habitat that I change first.)


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