Tag: creativity

  • Inside Stephen Colbert’s Creative Process

    Inside Stephen Colbert’s Creative Process

    Master satirist Stephen Colbert describes how he runs his (now retired) Colbert Report each day: “I say hello to the guest. I ask them the if they’ve seen the show. Sometimes they have, sometimes they haven’t. I always say the same thing, ‘I do the show in character. He’s an idiot. He’s willfully ignorant of […]

  • Inside Tolkein’s Creative Process

    Really fantastic lecture by Brandon Rhodes walking through the beginning of Tolkein’s writing and the support of a creative community of writers to evoke his best work: (via Metafilter) While Tolkien had friends who could devise ingenious ways to critique his work without sounding critical, he had others whose remarks were merciless and direct — […]

  • 3 Ways Perfectionism Kills Innovation

    I’ve got a new post up on the Mindjet blog: We love to cast ourselves in this drama as we huff and puff and sweat and tear our hair out — “It’s important! Look how hard we’re working! I’m an important person working on important things!’” — but the reality is that you really can’t […]