Passion can be a deep motivator for creative people, but being too concerned with “finding our passion” can be self-limiting. “The presence of talent is not sufficient. Many people have more than one talent, and wonder what to do with them.” Jane Piirto, Ph.D. adds in her book “Talented Children and Adults” that “A useful […]
What seems to be a setback, error or limitation, may often be valuable for encouraging more creative thinking and innovation.
Valerie Young writes about two “mistakes” that resulted in very successful products:
“Did you know, for exam…
Writers J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and others discussed religious and literary ideas and their own works in progress in a famed discussion group, the Inklings, which met regularly at Lewis’ college rooms at Oxford or in pubs, in the 1930s and 40s…
“A highly creative individual is in constant self-actualization. . . Creativity makes life worth living.” That is from the book “Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind” by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire – “an empowering manifesto for creative people” says Susan Cain, author of “Quiet.” Scott Barry Kaufman is director of […]
“The rules to me are very very simple: your job is to tell a story; a story has a hero and he or she wants one thing.” David Mamet is a playwright, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Glengarry Glen Ross (link to book), and later adapted […]