Dan Wieden on the rise of the independence.
1. People learn best in 20-minute chunks.
2. Multiple sensory channels compete.
3. What you say is only one part of your presentation.
4. If you want people to act, you have to call them to action.
5. People imitate your emotions and feel your feelings.
This video of John Cleese discussing the structure of being creative is pure gold!
Watch/Listen to the talk in its entirety, below are some highlights.
- Have a place where you will be uninterupted
- Set aside specific time [~90 minutes every week] after that go back to regularly scheduled programming. make sure there is start and stop time otherwise it is not play.
- Maximize pondering time by making decisions when they are due, not right away; most creative people often stay with a problem longer
- Have confidence to fail; there are no wrong ideas.
- Make sure humor is involved = its a quick way to go from close mode to open mode
- Keep going back to problem a solution will appear
- You are more creative when you can bounce ideas off of other people [make sure they are people you like and trust & be sure not to negate their ideas; always be positive]
- Bonus japanese business tip re: company meetings - Let junior ppl speak first so they are not intimidated to provide ideas different from veterans
This was a pleasure to watch! Thanks for taking notes, Michael!
There is a story of a young, but earnest Zen student who approached his teacher, and asked the Master, “If I work very hard and diligently, how long will it take for me to find Zen? The Master thought about this, then replied, “Ten years . .” The student then said, “But what if I work very, very hard and really apply myself to learn fast — How long then?” Replied the Master, “Well, twenty years.” “But, if I really, really work at it, how long then?” asked the student. “Thirty years,” replied the Master. “But, I do not understand,” said the disappointed student. “At each time that I say I will work harder, you say it will take me longer. Why do you say that?” Replied the Master, “When you have one eye on the goal, you only have one eye on the path.
One of the most inspirational speeches ever!