Is there such a thing as original creativity?
Where is the birthplace of creativity, do we every really create anything from an original place?
Network, look at whether there is such a thing as innovation or is it just imitation?
Elvis Presley is celebrated as one of the most original musicians of the 20th century, but he was once described by Mick Jagger as, “An original in the field of copycats.” He never once performed one of his own songs.
Does this make Elvis less creative or talented? Clearly not.
Mark Twain sums it up when he says ‘For substantially all ideas are second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources’
In essence what he means is that good ideas are always the product, to one degree or another, of collaboration.
Steve Jobs famously said in 1996: “Picasso had a saying — ‘good artists copy; great artists steal’
So this is our invitation to you to be a thief of originality and inspiration and discover innovation in the ordinary.