Chapter 8

Coming Up with Ideas

Coming up with ideas can be hard. Even more difficult is coming up with new ideas or new modifications for ideas. Harder still is coming up with new ideas that work well, can be made into reality, and actually please people. There is a common notion that some people are creative and others are not. Like so many other aspects of what people do, however, creativity is a skill; it is not just an innate talent. Much like learning to play an instrument, drive a car, play a sport, draw, dance, or sculpt, being creative is partly talent, but mostly it is a learned skill. People who appear to be very creative were likely born with some degree of natural talent, but it is guaranteed that they continued to develop their ...

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