I teach creativity and innovation courses at the Unvirsity of Maryland’s Academy of Innovation & Entrepreneurship. One of the questions I ask my students often is, “How many of you think you are creative?” The response is always the same – one or two hands respond yes – that’s less than 10% every time.
Most people just don’t think they are creative or can ever be creative. If that describes you, or if you want to learn how you pump up your creativity, then today’s episode is definitely for you.
Today I speak with Monica Kang, CEO and founder of InnovatorsBox, a company that is helping individuals and organizations learn to be creative and reach their full potential.
In today’s episode, Monica and I discuss:
- Her journey from Nuclear Non-Proliferation to the crazy world of entrepreneurship
- Habits and Practices that we can cultivate to boost our creativity
- Her best book recommendations to help you thrive more
- And more things!
Books Monica Recommends
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman
Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Check Out These Resources Mentioned
The best place to find out more about Monica is at her website.
LinkedIn article she wrote – Rethinking networking: What I learned from 10 Years of Attending 140+ Workshops
“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with,” a quote by Jim Rohn, referenced by Monica while emphasizing the importance of building our network.
Connect with Monica on Twitter.
Resources to help you in entrepreneurship
- Startup Weekend
- American Express Leadership Academey Emerging Innovators Bootcamps
- Open IDEO
- Global Entrepreneurship Network
- Score Business Mentorship
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