I also stumbled upon this video and it is great to watch and listen to this famous book author as he shares insight on creative thinking. In a nutshell, he said:
- Creative thinking is a skill,. It is not just about having talent or being different. Unless it can show value, that is not being creative.
- There's a lot of reason why a lot of us are not as creative. Edward De Bono noticed that creative ideas that don't work is often referred to as mistake. In general, people don't like mistakes. There's no word that can aptly describe "fully justified venture which for reasons beyond our control, did not succeed". It is like anything that did not succeed is considered a mistake.
- Thinking outside of the box is escaping from or breaking out to change concepts, rules, and ideas that is unexpected. Oftentimes, it is greater or unusal or lateral thinking.
- Provocation can open us to new ideas and possibilities.