How to kill creativity, part 2

In a previous article, I discussed the creative process and how pressure and constraints kill it. Here are the 5 elements that when combined, will increase your chance of getting good ideas. Remove distractions If my phone keeps ringing, if someone keeps talking to me or if I need to monitor my e-mails, I cannot be creative. When I must think alone,…

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How to kill creativity, part 1

Edit: I recommend reading this article first and then watching the video afterwards. It will make more sense in this order. I first viewed this enlightening lecture on creativity by John Cleese (Monty Python) a few years ago. Since then, I saw an incredible progress in my problem-solving skills and generated countless creative ideas. John…

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