Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Josh Linkner - Creativity is a Learnable Skill and We Can All Be Innovators

March 13, 2021 Mo Gawdat and Josh Linkner Episode 97
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Josh Linkner - Creativity is a Learnable Skill and We Can All Be Innovators
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Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Josh Linkner - Creativity is a Learnable Skill and We Can All Be Innovators
Mar 13, 2021 Episode 97
Mo Gawdat and Josh Linkner

Today’s guest is innovation and creativity expert, Josh Linkner.

Josh passionately believes that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he’s on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals, and communities soar.

He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million and is the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. He has invested in and/or mentored over 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.

Today, Josh serves as Chairman and co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.

His latest book is Big Little Breakthroughs, releasing April 2021.

Listen as we discuss:

  • Is innovation and creativity supposed to be easy?
  • Creativity needs to be unlocked with discipline
  • What's the difference between creativity and innovation?
  • Creativity is 85% a learned behavior.
  • Josh’s new book Big Little Breakthroughs and his mission to surface the creative and innovator in everyone
  • The cigarette litter solution that Josh considers innovative brilliance
  • The biggest blocker of creativity is fear
  • Key lesson: start before you’re ready!
  • How can creativity help us in this pandemic time?
  • Are we ever at risk of going backwards?

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat
Website: mogawdat.com/podcast

Connect with Josh Linkner on Instagram @joshlinkner, Facebook @joshlinkner, Twitter @joshlinkner, and his website, joshlinkner.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.

Show Notes

Today’s guest is innovation and creativity expert, Josh Linkner.

Josh passionately believes that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and he’s on a mission to unlock inventive thinking and creative problem solving to help leaders, individuals, and communities soar.

He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million and is the author of four books including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention. He has invested in and/or mentored over 100 startups and is the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.

Today, Josh serves as Chairman and co-founder of Platypus Labs, an innovation research, training, and consulting firm. He has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is the recipient of the United States Presidential Champion of Change Award.

His latest book is Big Little Breakthroughs, releasing April 2021.

Listen as we discuss:

  • Is innovation and creativity supposed to be easy?
  • Creativity needs to be unlocked with discipline
  • What's the difference between creativity and innovation?
  • Creativity is 85% a learned behavior.
  • Josh’s new book Big Little Breakthroughs and his mission to surface the creative and innovator in everyone
  • The cigarette litter solution that Josh considers innovative brilliance
  • The biggest blocker of creativity is fear
  • Key lesson: start before you’re ready!
  • How can creativity help us in this pandemic time?
  • Are we ever at risk of going backwards?

Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Facebook: @mo.gawdat.official
Twitter: @mgawdat
LinkedIn: /in/mogawdat
Website: mogawdat.com/podcast

Connect with Josh Linkner on Instagram @joshlinkner, Facebook @joshlinkner, Twitter @joshlinkner, and his website, joshlinkner.com

Don't forget to subscribe to Slo Mo for new episodes every Sunday and Thursday. Only with your help can we reach One Billion Happy #onebillionhappy.