Saving Your Creative Soul (video)

We share a mass confusion about creativity – why are ideas are so fun in our minds but so frustrating when we work on them? Through my own stories, and tales from Picasso, Michelangelo and Yoko Ono, I explain how to close that gap. Recorded live in front of a great crowd of 2500 attendees of the World Domination Summit 2014.

This version of the talk contains the largest live game about cognitive bias that has ever been played (as far as I know). Jump to 18:31 if you want to start there.

I gave a shorter version of this talk, without slides at TEDxDePaul.

4 Responses to “Saving Your Creative Soul (video)”

  1. Phil Simon

    Thanks for posting that. I find it hysterical that many really intelligent people think that the secret to whatever is a five-point list. Kudos to you for rightfully emphasizing the role of luck. Many gurus minimize if not altogether disregard it.

  2. Suzanne Leclair

    Scott… thanks for putting the cognitive bias experiment in “play”. I learnt your top 3 secrets to getting things done:)

  3. Nancy

    I enjoyed a good number of the talks at WDS14, but this is the one that has stayed with me as I transition onto a new path. Perhaps it’s due to the fact it mirrors my experience; mostly, though, I think it is because (despite my cheerleader past) the rah rah talks were the tentpoles and the talks that shared life experience were the indies. Said it then, and I’ll say it again, “why no standing o for Berkun?”


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