Creative cross-pollination

“The key to creativity is to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then to bring those things into what you are doing. What made the original Macintosh computer great is that the people working on it were musicians, and poets, and artists, and zoologists, and historians, who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world.”

Steve Jobs is credited with saying this. What’s even more incredible is that he had the courage to actually do it. Yes, there are those who said he was a pain to work with, but somehow he was able to bring the best and the brightest to make world class devices we never realized we needed.

When I think of the projects I’m working on, I wonder how much better they would be if I just took the time to get more input. While it’s great to get other people actually involved, it also possible to at least get their involvement through research and observing the masters of art and creativity.

Think about pausing long enough to bring the best of the best to your work.


It's still a novelty when I see an Amish buggy co-existing with all our modern vehicles.


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