Who Killed Creativity? and How Can We Get it Back? | Andrew Grant | TEDxHongKong

  • Everyone is talking about the need to “breakthrough” with innovative new ideas,
    so what is holding us back? CEOs say it’s the #1 leadership competency needed for the future - and it is a stronger predictor of life success than IQ. Yet CQ (Creative Quotient) testing shows that creative thinking has been on the decline worldwide over the last generation. Individuals also lose the ability to think creatively over their lifespan - with a dramatic drop from children who score as geniuses on creative thinking tests, to adults who lose that capability. Why does this happen and what can be done about it? An interesting case is woven to reveal the brain’s inherent neurological gaps and demonstrate the subtle but powerful art of the sort of creative thinking that dares to be different and leads to breakthrough innovations.
    Andrew Grant is a co-founder and director of Tirian International Consultancy, and an author of the breakthrough book ‘Who Killed Creativity?… And How Can We Get it Back?’

    Andrew has travelled the world with his partner for over 25 years working with diverse groups ranging from remote tribes through to corporate CEOs to explore creative thinking and innovation.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Comments • 11

  • icecream brownie
    icecream brownie 2 months ago +2

    I think it might be school. When people start primary school/kinder garden 98% are genious lateral thinkers but by the end of it only 43% are.

    • Cuenta Fake
      Cuenta Fake 11 days ago

      I agree, we're always told what to do in school and we don't even need to think.

  • just me
    just me 7 months ago

    He should define creativity and then explain why he has not put his 5 year old in charge of his business.
    Most jobs do not require creativity but a adherence to standards in pursuit of a goal and deviation away from that will lead you to lose that job.
    How creative would he like his accountant to be in his job?

  • MONEEB An Artist
    MONEEB An Artist 9 months ago +9

    I don't know how But my Creativity is lost. I used to pick a pen and jot an interesting verse in no time but nowadays its not coming to ME.

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      Ruby LaForest 5 months ago

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  • Burning Legion
    Burning Legion 11 months ago +1

    Who knew, micromanagement kills creativity and makes outcomes worse than the possible chance that an individual with autonomy could come up with something better.

  • Spirit lady Mother of twins brothers

    Guy: who killed creativity

    Me: my mom

  • Hillsong CollegeJobs
    Hillsong CollegeJobs 3 years ago +1

    Really good explanation of what could be holding us back as an organisation.
    I heard Andrew has written a book. Where can I buy it from ?
    I'd love to learn more about this.

  • Jaxon Jennings
    Jaxon Jennings 3 years ago +1

    Wow ! This is one of the most interactive TED videos I've watched. Such an innovative way to approach business and life. Great presentation!

  • Maroubra Baptist Church

    Great video. Andrew's knowledge has changed the way I approach creativity and innovation in my organisation. Looking forward to continue to put it to use.
    Thanks !

  • Steward Well
    Steward Well 3 years ago

    Love this video !
    Amazing presentation look forward to hearing more from Andrew! How can I find out more about him...

  • Aidin Flores
    Aidin Flores 4 years ago +1

    I'm not sure but I believe he palmed the card like he explained but instead of putting it behind his hand he put in behind the packet when he sealed it and put it separately in the pocket and then just simply pulled it out without having to open the packet. but that's just what I believe after one watch

  • Polar Bear
    Polar Bear 4 years ago +18

    The world kills creativity...