John Cleese on Creativity
Here’s a wonderful talk given by John Cleese on creativity and how to “be” creative. What’s really interesting is that he offers a pretty sound theory that everyone can be creative but you need to be in what he calls an ‘open’ state of mind.
An open state of mind is the state of mind when we are at play and being playful for the sake of play. However, the paradox being that we also need to switch to a ‘closed’ state of mind in order to execute that creativity.
It’s an incredibly inspiring talk and it’s well worth the half hour of your time, particularly if you want to help yourself be more creative and also see if your work environment is helping or hindering that process