A few weeks back, I gave a speech at one of the Standford Breakfast Briefings. The topic was on “Garage Based Innovation” with the emphasis being on the personal ability to innovate.
What is shocking to me is how many people don’t think of themselves as being creative. Whenever I give a speech, I ask the audience if they consider themselves as creative. On average, about 1/3 raise their hands which means 2/3 of the audience self classify themselves as non-creative.