5 Creativity Tips from Music

Here are some of the quotable quotes, as extracts from the book “The Music of Business“.  There’s much more in the book itself, available as an illustrated paperback book and a Kindle version.

“Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity”

Charlie Mingus

“Anytime I have an idea, I’ll make sure that I put it down so that when we do sit down to write an album, I don’t have to dream it all out of thin air. I don’t have to be creative on the spur of the moment, or spontaneously artistic. I just take advantage of whenever creativity strikes ” 

Neil Peart, Rush

“The spirit of jazz is the spirit of openness”

Herbie Hancock

And the fourth and fifth tip?  Well, that’s up to you.  Write in with your favourite tip.

Find out much more about creativity in our books “Best Practice Creativity”, “Sex, Leadership and Rock’n’Roll”, “Punk Rock HR” and “The Music of Business” and via our work at The Academy of Rock:


About the Blogger:  Peter Cook leads The Academy of Rock – Keynote events with a difference and Human Dynamics – Business and organisation development, training and coaching.  Contact via peter@humdyn.co.uk  Buy his new record Fiscal Cliff – an unusual song about Keynsian Economics, banking and repentance.  All formats available via the link Fiscal Cliff.


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