TED Talks to Inspire Creativity

Featuring talks from David Kelley, Adam Grant and Linda Hill

These will get your creative juices flowing.

David Kelley: How to Build Your Creative Confidence
From The Design Studio session at TED2012, guest-curated by Chee Pearlman and David Rockwell

Ted.com description: Is your school or workplace divided between the “creatives” versus the practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create.

 

Adam Grant: The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers
This talk was presented at an official TED conference.

Ted.com description: How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals — including embracing failure. “The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they’re the ones who try the most,” Grant says. “You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones.”

 

Linda Hill: How to Manage for Collective Creativity
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxCambridge, an independent event.

Ted.com description: Is your school or workplace divided between the “creatives” versus the practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create.

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