- Sat, September 03 2011
- Filed under: Fun stuff
Long weekends are a great time to get back in touch with your creative side, which tends to get stamped out in meetings and inbox inundations during the week.
Treat yourself today to 18 minutes of creative inspiration from Tor Myhren. In this wonderful talk, he explains how critical creativity is in today’s workplace, and he describes the things that get in the way of it: surveillance (people looking over your shoulder), over-control and fear of failure, and competition with colleagues. Raise your creative quotient with this stimulating video. (If you subscribe to this blog by email and don’t see the video embedded in your inbox, just click here.)
One of my favorite writers, Ann Patchett, often talks about the merits of staring into space and thinking. Tor, a fellow daydreamer, would most likely advise you to do the same. I certainly swear by it. (If you love Patchett and want her advice on writing and creativity, read her new short tome, The Getaway Car.)