Over at Presentation Zen, Garr Reynolds has written up a summary of this famous John Cleese talk on Creativity. In a nutshell, Cleese says that Creativity is not a talent, but a way of operating.
Cleese says that we can describe the way people function at work in terms of two basic modes: open and closed — and creativity is not possible in the closed mode. The closed mode is the one we are in most of the time at work, running around busy in an “active…slightly anxious mode.” The closed mode is not a bad thing, of course, and is often crucial for getting things done — but it is not creative.
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In this video, Gary Vaynerchuk presents on the Thank You Economy and how he got started as a teenage entrepreneur selling baseball cards.
Recorded at the Social Mix 2012 conference in Toronto. Caution: Some language NSFW.
Startups face unique pressures, from execs with skin in the game to investors pushing for quick returns. In this video, Lucy Marcus from Marcus Venture Consulting discusses the importance of having an independent board for your Startup.
In this video, Satish Dharmaraj and Scott Dietzen explain how to check your egos at the door to remain friends after all the ups and downs of business.
In this video, Grant Cardone discusses the principles of Sales Success in his book entitled: The 10x Rule.
The 10X Rule unveils the principle of “Massive Action,” allowing you to blast through business cliches and risk-aversion while taking concrete steps to reach your dreams. It also demonstrates why people get stuck in the first three actions and how to move into making the 10X Rule a discipline. Find out exactly where to start, what to do, and how to follow up each action you take with more action to achieve 10x the money, 10x your goals, 10x the happiness, and 10x your possibilities with Grant’s latest book, The 10X Rule.”
In this video, Alexis Madrigal from The Atlantic presents: The Jig is Up – Why Startups Need To Solve Real Problems.
Alexis Madrigal thinks our modern entrepreneurial climate has a problem: we’re not solving big problems anymore. The startup boom in the late 90s gave birth to revolutionary mobile devices. Now, the best we can do is Facebook. Madrigal offers two solutions: stop the pervasiveness of “free” web apps and increase the diversity among founding teams. Fresh perspectives, he argues, will bring a new paradigm for startups — and for creativity in general.