John Cleese on Creativity

Sometime in the early 90s John Cleese tells a whole bunch of lightbulb jokes. And inbetween those jokes, delivers a brilliant lecture on creativity and what it means to be a creative person (hint: it has nothing to do with talent). He speaks about the “open mode” and “closed mode” of thinking and the importance of play and humour in creativity. Definitely worth a half hour of your day. And then, when you’re done watching it, get back to that sculpture / rock opera / abstract painting / epic poem  that you’ve been putting off working on, or always wanted to start.


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