Sir Ken Robinson addresses a big pain point in our education system and how it kills creativity.  I danced in high school and always enjoyed creative expression.  A few months ago, I met with an investor and she spot on identified that I was excited by creative intelligence.  It is painfully true – I am a true science news nerd and relish in well executed creative expression.  I also have been exploring how best I would like to apply my need to seek efficiency and remain extremely creative.  My current role at NYA allows this and I constantly am able to re-evaluate and assess the organization and work flow.  It is the same with startups I advise – creative problem solving.   

I am currently reading Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative.*  Sir Ken Robinson has a belief that we are all creative, however, education and other factors tend to kill creativity.  People get older and actually believe that they are not creative.  Wandering through San Jose, Costa Rica, my partner in crime and I stumbled upon the National Day of Artists.  It was a festival dedicated to artists of dance, comic, mimes, expressive movement and much more.  

Remaining creative, practicing and growing creativity is exciting, healthy, and more importantly, it is necessary.  There are festivals like this in New York, but there is not enough push for creativity in all aspects of our community.  The book addresses this early on as well.  

Additionally, Robinson explores how technology and mobility have been growing at an exponential rate in recent history.  Where will we be in 5, 10 or 20 years?  How will creativity help facilitate these growths? The point is creativity should continue to be encouraged and grown.  How do you explore your creativity daily?  

Enjoy this talk and keep creating.  

* – Kindle version, 2011 edition

 

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