HOW TO BE
CREATIVE.
(OR: HOW CAN I POSSIBLY DO JUSTICE TO THIS SUBJECT IN ONE HOUR?)

PRESENTED WITH LOVING CARE BY
JEREMY...
CREATIVE?
CREATIVITY IS NOT
FAIRY DUST AND
UNICORN FARTS.
CREATIVE WORK, SUMMARIZED:
In the time you set aside each day to work
your ass off, ignore anything that makes
you conside...
TALKIN’ WITH MERLIN: FAILURE – http://bit.ly/merlinfailure
CREATIVE MODALITY.
        EXPLORER • ARTIST • JUDGE • WARRIOR
WHAT?
HOW?
        SINEK’S
WHY?
        GOLDEN CIRCLE
        http://bit.ly/goldencircle
1.   Assume there will always be tools that are

 ENOUGH.                         2.
                                     ...
JUST
START.
         You’re going to suck at first.
         That’s okay.
         Have a ritual.
         Cocktails help....
DISCLOSURE!
      I STRUGGLE WITH EVERYTHING I JUST SAID EVERY DAY.
                             MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE DO.
THE

BIG IDEA.
http://bit.ly/cocktailnapkin
BIG IDEA ≠ CREATIVE EXECUTION
IDEAS ARE CHEAP.
    THROW A GOOD IDEA AWAY & FIND ANOTHER.
MAKING IDEAS AWESOME IS WHAT’S REALLY HARD.
THANKS.      THAT WAS FUN.
        WHAT DID YOU THINK?
 (SERIOUSLY. THIS IS THE DISCUSSION PART. DON’T MAKE ME CALL ON YOU...
IT DOESN’T STOP HERE, FOLKS. OH, NO. IT DOES NOT.

jeremyfuksa.com
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How To Be Creative (OR: How Can I Possibly Do Justice To This Subject In One Hour?)
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How To Be Creative (OR: How Can I Possibly Do Justice To This Subject In One Hour?)

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This talk, originally created for the advertising students at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, is modified to talk about creativity in general.

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How To Be Creative (OR: How Can I Possibly Do Justice To This Subject In One Hour?)

  1. 1. HOW TO BE CREATIVE. (OR: HOW CAN I POSSIBLY DO JUSTICE TO THIS SUBJECT IN ONE HOUR?) PRESENTED WITH LOVING CARE BY JEREMY FUKSA: CREATIVE GENERALIST
  2. 2. CREATIVE?
  3. 3. CREATIVITY IS NOT FAIRY DUST AND UNICORN FARTS.
  4. 4. CREATIVE WORK, SUMMARIZED: In the time you set aside each day to work your ass off, ignore anything that makes you consider stopping. – @hotdogsladies Merlin Mann, Sayer Of Smart Things
  5. 5. TALKIN’ WITH MERLIN: FAILURE – http://bit.ly/merlinfailure
  6. 6. CREATIVE MODALITY. EXPLORER • ARTIST • JUDGE • WARRIOR
  7. 7. WHAT? HOW? SINEK’S WHY? GOLDEN CIRCLE http://bit.ly/goldencircle
  8. 8. 1. Assume there will always be tools that are ENOUGH. 2. better than the ones you have now. Assume that events in the world will JUST FOR NOW. continue to happen or not happen regardless of whether you learn about them immediately. – This guy again. 3. Assume that you understand and control I told you he was smart. an embarrassingly minute percentage of the universe. 4. Assume that none of this matters if you’re determined to make something you care about today.
  9. 9. JUST START. You’re going to suck at first. That’s okay. Have a ritual. Cocktails help. Eventually, you will suck less.
  10. 10. DISCLOSURE! I STRUGGLE WITH EVERYTHING I JUST SAID EVERY DAY. MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE DO.
  11. 11. THE BIG IDEA.
  12. 12. http://bit.ly/cocktailnapkin
  13. 13. BIG IDEA ≠ CREATIVE EXECUTION
  14. 14. IDEAS ARE CHEAP. THROW A GOOD IDEA AWAY & FIND ANOTHER. MAKING IDEAS AWESOME IS WHAT’S REALLY HARD.
  15. 15. THANKS. THAT WAS FUN. WHAT DID YOU THINK? (SERIOUSLY. THIS IS THE DISCUSSION PART. DON’T MAKE ME CALL ON YOU.)
  16. 16. IT DOESN’T STOP HERE, FOLKS. OH, NO. IT DOES NOT. jeremyfuksa.com
  17. 17. Image credits: All images under Creative Commons License Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 1. Mohawk man: flickr.com/tommyforbes 2. John Hodgman: flickr.com/darthdowney 3. Farting unicorn: photobucket.com/anime_lover-122792 4. Merlin Mann caricature: drawn by Dave Gray of Xplane - flickr.com/merlin 5. Twyla Tharp - The Creative Habit: flickr.com/marklarson 6. Paint brushes: flickr.com/bondiben 7. Hugh MacLeod: flickr.com/adc

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