Fattening Your Ideas File, My Way.
I was reading advertising legend Carl Ally’s response to a question about what makes a creative person tick. According to Ally it is all about knowledge. "The creative person wants to be the know-it -all. He wants to know about all kinds of things: ancient history, 19th Century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, flowering arrangements and hedge funds. He never knows when all these ideas may come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later or six years down the road. But the creative person has faith that it will happen."
Typically I tend to have faith in Ally’s thinking like a new born baby does his mother but I disagree with Ally on his "knowledge is creativity" mantra. How many people do you know who read a lot, have lots of data swimming around in their head but haven’t created a thing in their life. Do you know many? Me too.