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John Cleese on Creativity

Joshua Neuman

How can we become more creative? According to Cleese (in a lecture you knew he could pull off, but which it somehow still seems shocking to watch him deliver), we become most creative when we play, are curious, undistracted by doubt, and ponder in the "open mode." In what TED would look like if it were around in the 1970's, Cleese delivers a veritable emancipation proclamation for the blocked creative self.

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