Episode 6 - Creativity - Laura Linney

Who’s On The Show Today:

Today we speak with Laura Linney (Twitter , IMDB), a 3-time academy award nominated actor and 4-time Tony award-winning actor, appearing in films such as Primal Fear, Love Actually, and The Squid and the Whale.

 

What’s Discussed on Today’s Show:

●    Why creativity is essential to building unique and valuable companies, and how we can develop it and use it to build extensions that connect us to others

 

●    Creativity and the creative process, inherent creative genius versus iterative creativity, and the impact of practice on creativity

 

●    Where creativity comes from, how it’s developed over time based on one’s environment, and whether it requires intelligence

 

●    Whether a key component of creativity is a high EQ - and whether you need a high emotional intelligence to be very creative

 

●    Laura’s background, her process, and why she knew early on that she wanted to be an actress ●    Why creativity shouldn’t ever be result oriented, and why building a product or company shouldn’t be either ●    The idea of freedom within the form and how knowing your subject matter incredibly well can catalyze the creative process

 

●    The idea of creative genius and how perceived genius is really a product of extensive experience ●    The concepts of experimental and iterative creativity, how the creative process manifests itself in these forms, and how these things relate to lean startup methodology (ie. the 7 whys)

 

●    Why sleep and time-off is important for enhancing creativity

 

●    How mistakes, risks, and failures contribute to creativity

 

●    How you find the people in business, arts, and life who are inherently or naturally creative, and who can effortlessly tap into that within their work

 

What Was Mentioned on Today’s Show:

 

Intangibles: A podcast about traits, behaviors, and qualities that entrepreneurs can cultivate to be successful. Find us on the web at www.intangiblespodcast.com

 

Antecedent Ventures: An enterprise-focused, seed-stage venture firm in NYC. You can find us at www.antecendent.vc

 

Dentons Venture Technology Group: Operating as a boutique within the world’s largest law firm, the venture technology group runs with hard-charging tech entrepreneurs to drive growth through strategic business, finance, and legal advice from Silicon Valley to New York, to London, Berlin, Hong Kong, and beyond. Learn more at www.dentonsventurebeyond.com