Inspiration: David Kelley’s How To Build Your Creative Confidence


As I mentioned in my current reading list, after watching David Kelley’s TED Talk (below), I stumbled upon Tom Kelley’s book The Art of Innovation written with Jonatahn Littman.  David Kelley is the founder and chairman of IDEO while brother Tom is IDEO’s general manager.

Building creative confidence is something we should all make a priority.  In his TED Talk,  David Kelley asks us to think of creativity as a process that we can ALL develop.  Creativity isn’t some talent bestowed only on certain people; it is a trait we all inherently have.  If we’ve forgotten how to be creative, we must learn to see creativity in a different way, to focus on creativity as a process, and to build back up that creative confidence we had when we were younger.


This Talk echoes many ideas in Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk on creativity.  Watch Gilbert’s fantastic presentation here.


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