Monday, April 2, 2007
“Creative thinking begins with great questions, not answers. Great creative thinkers stay with the question instead of rushing to find an immediate solution. They ask more questions than the average person and are comfortable in the often uncomfortable situation of not immediately having the answer”, (Elaine Duton, The Seeds of Innovation: Cultivating the Synergy That Fosters New Ideas).
“Curiosity we are told, killed the cat. Of course, what nobody ever told us is that curiosity did no such thing. If anything killed the cat, it was not curiosity it was not being curious enough. How do you create something without asking questions? What if we did this? What if we tried that? And yet year after year, we get the creative daylights beaten out of us until one day we actually come to believe we don’t have a creative bone in our body. We have a creative bone alright. We have a lot of creative bones. Most of us just don’t know it.” (Ernie Schenck, The Houdini Solution).