10 TED Talks That Will Help You Increase Your Creativity
If you think you’re creative now, you should spend a little time with TED.
TED Talks that is.
We’ve gathered ten of the best TED Talks for inspiring creativity:
The process of creating Raku pottery is a metaphor for creativity. Letting go encourages creativity, and Echelman recommends that you be open to experience, grow from your pain, celebrate tension, and follow your sense of urgency.
Signature behavior creates patterns of inspiration, but it’s when we cultivate the hunches we have that we become creative. The liquid networks we develop with others are the incubators of great ideas.
An idea is only great if you can get it to spread. Ideas that spread are remarkable. Market to special niches or otakus, because the people in these niches are the ones who will share your idea.
When you look at how and why things happen, you begin to make associations which then provide meaning. Intention, however, is the true mark of creativity. Rather than accept assumptions, you may be served by moral intention rather than moral ambiguity.
Data doesn’t generate ideas; ideas generate more ideas. Eventually, you’ll experience a flood of ideas that keep flowing, and it all begins with a simple word game.
Not everything is a masterpiece. It doesn’t have to be. Almost-failures and near-wins can push you forward, getting you to convert mastery into success.
It takes plenty of bad ideas to come up with good ideas. You must be able to recognize people who are original and become like them if you want to become an original thinker.
Children are the original artists who learn by playing and creating, but adults squelch their yearnings for both because of grown-up responsibilities that don’t nourish creativity. To be creative, be child-like.
Everyone has a genius within them, but not everyone can be a genius. Too often people allow self-imposed psychological pressures to limit them. Gilbert explains that the ancient Greeks and Romans relied on their muses called geniuses to protect them from impossible expectations and help them produce creative art.
When you feel as though nothing is working right, it’s time to step back and find a new perspective to discover your creativity.
These masters of creativity will inspire you!