It’s a book about the importance of creativity in education today. I really believe strongly in the importance of creativity, so I hope I read a lot of things I agree with!
- Creativity is the greatest gift of human intelligence.
- Most children think they’re highly creative; most adults think they’re not. This is a bigger issue than it may seem.
- Innovation is the process of putting new ideas into practice.
- No matter where you are, or what you do, if you are alive and on earth you are caught up in a global revolution.
- It is essential that education and training enable people to be flexible and adaptable, so that businesses can respond to changing markets.
- In my experience, many, perhaps most people, have no idea of their real capabilities and talents.
- Ironically one of hte main reasons for this massive waste of talent is the very process that is meant to develop it: education.
- Life is not linear. When you follow your own true north you create new opportunities, meet different people, have different experiences and create a different life.
- But as Lincoln said, it is not enough to think differently. We also have to act differently.
- Those with the imagination to invent smarter ways to do old jobs, energy-saving ways to provide new services, new ways to attract old customers or new ways to combine existing technologies will thrive.
- The single-most important leadership competency for organizations to deal with this growing complexity is… Creativity.
- All organizations are organic and perishable. In a world where lifelong employment in the same job is a thing of the past, creativity is not a luxury.
So far, so good. If you’re thinking about getting this book, check out Sir Ken from the TED conference.