This week TED published a playlist called 10 Talks About the Beauty—and Difficulty—of Being Creative. Included in the playlist: David Kelley’s 2012 TED talk, “How To Build Your Creative Confidence,” and my own 2008 talk, “Tales of Creativity and Play.

There’s a powerful relationship between creative thinking and play. To learn about many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn’t), watch “Tales of Creativity and Play.

Then watch David’s talk—and don’t miss the rest of the TED creativity playlist.

What inspires you to be creative today?

(posted also on my LinkedIn Thought Leader blog)

Tim Brown


2 responses to 10 TED Talks About Being Creative

  1. Perhaps the more responsible response would be to carefully examine some of our most propositional beliefs, such as our understanding of the nature of inspiration. How does God communicate Himself to us? How does He reveal Himself to us? How does He inspire people to write words that give us the principles of His character and His work in the Universe and our lives? We have made some assumptions about this, but what are they based on? Most Christians believe that they have a real handle on how inspiration works. Where did they get these ideas? At what point did concepts of the nature of inspiration become Christian dogma? Can this dogma be trusted?

  2. This is one of the best talks from Tim. Makes me wanna pack and work for IDEO!

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