Monday, January 17, 2011

John Cleese on Creativity

John Cleese talks about creativity and how to find the space and time to be creative at a conference in Belgium.

Cleese's Points:
+ Sleep on it when stuck on a problem
+ Brain works on concept unconsciously, even when you are finished
+ Avoid interruptions (a most dangerous thing)
+ We don't know where we get our ideas from...but we do know we don't get them from our laptops.
+ Need to create a tortoise enclosure for your tortoise mind to come out and play.
+ Create boundaries of space and boundaries of time.
+ To know how good you are at something, requires the same skills it takes to be good at that thing. (Also worded as, "You lack exactly the skills you need to know that you are absolutely hopeless at it.")

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