John Cleese on Creativity

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Co.Create has a wonderful summary of John Cleese’s recent talk at the Cannes International Festival on Creativity. In it, he shares four ideas on ways to maximize and enhance your creative endeavors. He talks about giving your ideas time to “bake,” the importance of playing, making use of the two kinds of thinking, and the danger of anxiety and interruptions. All told, a very worthy read. Read the full post here.

If you’re interested in more, there’s also a great 36-minute video of another Cleese lecture here, at Many of the ideas are the same, but it’s well worth watching to pump up your creative inspiration.

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