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Creativity quote from Steve Jobs

July 22nd, 2012


Here is a creativity quote from Walter Isaacsons “Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs” (Harvard Business Review).

Jobs was a strong believer in face to face meetings. “There is a temptation in our networked age to believe that ideas can be developed by e-mail and iChat” he told Isaacson. “That´s crazy!

Creativity comes from spontaneous meetings. From random discussions. You run into someone. You ask what they´re doing. You say: Wow! And soon your cooking up all sorts of ideas. He had the Pixar building designed to promote unplanned encounters and collaborations… So we designed the building to make people get out of their offices and mingle in the central atrium with people they might not otherwise see. The front doors and main stairs and corridors all led to the atrium. The cafe and the mailboxes were there. The conference rooms had windows that looked out onto it. And the 600 seat theater and two smaller screening rooms all spilled into it.”

Listen to our podcast about the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

Posting the quote on our facebook page we got a response from a reader named Are Husby “Hmm, can there be a difference between introvert and extrovert personality types here? Maybe a chaotic social environment isn’t where introverts are most creative? I don’t know.”

From Eirik Myhr we got “Den mannen var jaggu inne på noe, ass!”

Put that in your google translete and smoke it! This is good feedback. How do you feel about this quote?

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