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Creativity and Creation

Lessons about artistry, skill, craft, creativity, design, invention, and creation.

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Great design simplifies a very complicated world.

Complexity is sometimes preferred over simplicity. It’s exciting to not always be in control. Being in an overwhelming forest is a richer experience than being in a controlled park.

Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement.

— Sir Ken Robinson

Storytelling is very important, from beginning to end. Begin early in the life of a project, and weave it into every aspect of the innovation effort.

It's easier to aim high and scale it back than aim low and add more; keep your ideas bold and innovative.

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

— Alan Kay

The best way to complain is to make things.

— James Murphy

Real artists ship.

— Steve Jobs

When you get lost in a project, choose the first idea, because it’s the correct one.

— Oki Sato