I watched this Ted video tonight and I got excited because it touches on some of the ideas I have about creativity and analytical thinking. I actually wrote an article a few days ago on something similar. My thoughts were that perception of ourselves and of others locks people in as either analytical or creative. This happens with our view of intelligence as well. I believe however, that most often our potential is greater than our perceived reality. Well Kelley argues something similar. If you are interested you can read what I wrote here on When Left Meets Right.
Watch the video, it’s slow at first, but you get into it.
“David Kelley’s company IDEO helped create many icons of the digital generation — but what matters even more to him is unlocking the creative potential of people and organizations to innovate routinely. Is your school or workplace divided into “creatives” versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create.” – Video description from Ted