Creativity is paradoxical

According to author Michael Michalko, to create a person must:

Have knowledge but forget the knowledge;

See unexpected connections in things but not have a mental disorder;

Work hard but spend time doing nothing;

Create many ideas yet most of them are useless;

Look at the same thing as everyone else, yet see something different;

Desire success but embrace failure;

Be persistent but not stubborn;

Listen to experts but know how to disregard them.

Indeed, this is exactly what we’ll be doing at the FCL Summer Academy next week. Our goal is to boost creativity and to enhance innovation and we’re ready to develop new concepts and ideas, to combine existing ideas and to imagine and design new possibilities.