Roger von Oech

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Randy Bosch

Excellent (and timely!) post. My education was one of learning how to learn. I am often reminded and remain awed by the links to current creative challenges are informed not just by that process, but by the resources and references I gained even long ago while learning it.

And, as Werner von Braun is quoted:
"Research is what I do when I don't know what to do".

All the best, and welcome back Heraclitus!
(I want to be an enigma, someday, too!)

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Sometimes you've got to let everything go - purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.

Melissa Williams

Hi Roger,

Great post!

I'm with you on #1. I find that for myself, though stressful for the moment, being under pressure produces some great creative results. There's something about a deadline that forces me to come up with something, anything - and usually what proceeds when I'm up against the wall is much more interesting than if I'd had all the time in the world.

And giving ourselves freedom to just come up with "anything," no matter how far-fetched it may sound will many times uncover an idea or problem solution that will really work.

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that's great post My education was one of learning how to learn.Because you'll find that when you're free, your true creativity, your true self comes out


So right...i totally agree..i am left brain myself..and am working hard to bring out my right brain...your posts are very interesting will be reading them ...thanks

Amit Pandey

Amazingly true indeed!!! the second point has actually made me focus on the more important existing strength rather than a new creative idea...


I think my creativity style stems from past experience and things that I love. I'm happy to see that others are similar to mine.. I think this was an interesting thing to read.

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