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There’s a certain generation (or two) that owes its twisted, awkward, scorchingly black sense humor to John Cleese. Famous for his work with the Monty Python films and television series, the BBC comedy Fawlty Towers , as well as feature films like A Fish Called Wanda , the writer, actor, comedian and film producer knows from funny. But he also knows a thing or two about wrestling the creative beast, which is the topic Cleese was invited to speak about at last week’s Cannes International Festival of Creativity. Addressing a group of attendees from the Havas Media group, Cleese brought a storytelling flair to the topic of the creative process, something he’s been discussing for decades through his educational video company Video Arts, sharing tales of writing mishaps and lessons learned from leading creative and scientific minds.
Creative blocks are extremely frustrating.
Mind & Brain :: Mind Matters :: March 6, 2012 :: :: Email :: Print Morning people have more insights in the evening. Night owls have their breakthroughs in the morning
Head over to your neighborhood coffee shop if you want to get that novel finished or make major headway on your project. A new study suggest the ambient background noise or buzz of conversation in public places can fuel creativity.
By Christopher Shea People who like to write in cafes are onto something, it seems: A moderate level of noise—the equivalent of the background buzz of conversation — prompts more-creative thought, according to a study .
T he first step to have great ideas is to adopt an attitude of having lots of ideas . Going further, there are some strategies we can use to dramatically increase the amount of ideas we generate. The Idea Quota is one of the simplest and most effective of them.
From Mycoted This A to Z of Creativity and Innovation Techniques, provides an introduction to a range of tools and techniques for both idea generation (Creativity) and converting those ideas into reality (Innovation).
As a serial entrepreneur, I’m addicted to ideas. I feed off of ‘em.
Kristi Tencarre : Mad Genius Eccentric Creative Beings
Letting your mind wander from time to time can actually help your brain process information, and can serve as a workout for your "working memory," or your mental capacity for handling multiple thoughts and dealing with competing issues simultaneously. In fact, a new study published in the journal Psychological Science suggests that if you frequently catch yourself daydreaming, you may have a strong working memory—meaning you can focus on multiple things and daydream without forgetting the things you have to work on. Granted, the study draws the line between people who daydream because they're bored and subsequently forget everything they were doing before they started daydreaming, and people who daydream because the things they're working on simply doesn't require their full attention.
The tattoo artists throughout Russia's prison system have never had lessons in painting technique (nor, apparently, hygiene training). They don't have ink and tools at their disposal.
Exercise your brain.