John Cleese on Creativity

Below is a 10-minute video excerpt from a presentation by John Cleese expressing his ideas on creativity.

Among other thoughts, he emphasizes that creativity requires a quiet mind and we have to create an “oasis” with boundaries of space and time where we are free of interruptions and can have a safe atmosphere for creative ideas and insights.

We don’t know where we get our ideas from. We do know that we do not get them from our laptops.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGt3-fxOvug?wmode=transparent]

If you are interested in the topic be sure to read Garr Reynolds‘ reflection on this topic at presentation-zen.

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