I’ve been thinking about creativity lately. As explained on Wait But Why, there are basically two types of folks in the world, chefs and cooks. Chefs invent the recipes while cooks follow instructions. Chefs are the creative ones, coming up with new ideas through experimentation, trial and error.
Creativity is powerful. It is underestimated and under-appreciated. Most of us accept the status quo and refuse to flex our creative muscles.
More on this in a moment.
Last, week, I asked you if you were in tune with your body. I also discussed poor conversation skills and truck nuts:
Here is what you had to say:
Matt from Distilled Dollar passed on some Warren Buffett wisdom:
If we can improve our communication skills by 50%, we are guaranteed to double lifetime income. I got that wise idea from Buffett.
Eric from EricBowlin.com poses an interesting point. I think he is on to something. If you’re at a dinner party, do you really care to hear about your Anne’s job at The Yarn Barn? Probably not. But, perhaps we act interested for some ulterior motive (Anne can get you yarn discounts or makes really good cake). I’m too tired right now to think about it much, but under the surface, there is a lot going on.
Reading this article makes me wonder… does anybody really care about what other people have to say?
Reader Daniel Patton likes Seeking Wisdom (book I mentioned last week) and also recommends Nasim Taleb. I haven’t read any of Nasim’s works yet, but other smart folks that I know have mentioned him, so I’ve added Nasim to my list:
In terms of books, Seeking Wisdom is so good. One of the few I will revisit often.
Also, anything by Nasim Taleb.