The Truth: Creativity Comes From Blending Dissonant Goals Into Radical Harmony | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

I find myself mostly agree with this guy: inclusive thinking is creative thinking. From Jobs I add one more thing: perfectionism is doable when you have a team. Jobs himself does not know much tech but he insisted on perfectionist criteria and imposed on his team.

In my experience, there is no single specific behavioral trait, methodological approach, or carefully selected set of contextual factors that guarantees success in the ability to think differently and translate that thinking into success in the market.

That said, there is indeed a common trait in the typical way creative thinkers approach challenges: They can comfortably hold opposing thoughts in their heads and get to work. At times, this trait can be misconstrued as “the magic of creativity” and especially in the design field

Successful creative thinkers see opposites and apparently contradicting goals not just as a potential for dissonance, but as an opportunity for dynamic harmony.

To paraphrase one of Walt Whitman’s most famous verses “creative thinkers are vast, they contain multitudes.” And to paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, the mark of a truly intelligent person is the ability to still function while holding two, opposing ideas in their head. Creativity is inherently inclusive.

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