The Toyota style is not to create results by working hard. It is a system that says there is no limit to people's creativity. People don't go to Toyota to 'work' they go there to 'think'.— Taiichi Ohno
Seductive Creative People quotations
When you build in silence, people don't know what to attack.
A revolution that is based on the people exercising their creativity in the midst of devastation is one of the great historical contributions of humankind.
[The] type of education now prevailing all over the world is directed against human freedom. State-controlled education ... deprives people of their free choice, creativity and brilliance.
The only people who get paid enough, get paid what they're worth are people who don't follow the instruction book, who create art, who are innovative, who work without a map. That option is now available to everyone to take it.
Creativity is about play and a kind of willingness to go with your intuition.
It's crucial to an artist. If you know where you are going and what you are going to do, why do it? I think I learned that from the artists, from my grandmother, from all the creative people I've spent time with over the years.
Self-actualizing people are those who have come to a high level of maturation, health and self-fulfillment... the values that self-actualizers appreciate include truth, creativity, beauty, goodness, wholeness, aliveness, uniqueness, justice, simplicity, and self-sufficiency.
I think that sometimes almost the bigger tragedy in a weird way is all of the future imagined creative projects that could have happened that didn't. I feel the same way about lots of brilliant people who die young, kind of senselessly especially.
Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
The most valuable "currency" of any organization is the initiative and creativity of its members. Every leader has the solemn moral responsibility to develop these to the maximum in all his people. This is the leader's highest priority.
People who accomplish a great many things are people who have freed themselves from biases. These are the creative people.
My purpose is to allow people to move closer to actually being creatures of free choice, to genuinely reflect individual creativity and emotion, freeing the body of habitual tensions and wired-patterns of behaviour so that it may respond without inhibition to do what the person wants.
Creative people are curious, flexible, and independent with a tremendous spirit and a love of play.
A lot of people have taste, but they don’t have the daring to be creative.
Creative people have to believe in the value of their work.
If you don’t have any belief then you can’t give anything—designing is an act of giving, and a belief in the value of the work fuels the desire to express something. It’s important to know what your values are and to take care of them.
Rather than making money I believe in making people happy, all other things are secondary. Money isn't important, creative satisfaction is
Most people die before they are fully born. Creativeness means to be born before one dies.
Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learned.
It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and, where appropriate, profits.
Using some economic issues to make one group of people, regardless of race or religion, the scapegoat for all the problems of the country is just the stupidest, and yet, the most creative propaganda scheme that you can come up with.
The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.
There are three kinds of people: 1. Innovators. 2. Imitators. 3. Idiots.
If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.
When we are placed in a set of circumstances where we have to take initiative and be creative, some of us find it hard to transition. Those people have been trained not to think but to obey orders. They are slaves to the training, unconsciously pledging allegiance to the average. Mentally they recite from the manual of mediocrity.
When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something.
Curiosity about life in all of its aspects, I think, is still the secret of great creative people.
We [Black people] have always used our creativity to battle and we're not the only ones. Black Americans are certainly leaders in that simply because we were denied education and dealt with enforced illiteracy. But people seem to always forget that literacy is not the only way of learning things or conveying knowledge.
Creativity is just connecting things.
When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
Love is the real power. It's the energy that cherishes. The more you work with that energy, the more you will see how people respond naturally to it, and the more you will want to use it. It brings out your creativity, and helps everyone around you flower. Your children, the people you work with--everyone blooms.
The most successful people are those who are good at plan B.
If young people had love, hope, true education, the arts, full and meaningful lives they won’t join gangs. My life since living the gang and drugs has been directed to making positive what it means to be Chicano, human, man, woman, and on how to draw out the imagination and creativity that all people have.
If you're just creative, you'll always have to rely on technical people.
If you're creative and technical, you're unstoppable.
In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.
If you want people to perform better, you reward them, right? Bonuses, commissions, their own reality show. Incentivize them. [...] But that's not happening here. You've got an incentive designed to sharpen thinking and accelerate creativity, and it does just the opposite. It dulls thinking and blocks creativity.
Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.
A lot of people forget how important it is to be creative.
We get caught up in getting ahead and in day-to-day minutiae. But creativity is a fundamental mode of expression, as is being tenacious and standing by your own convictions and passions, even if it's not the "popular" choice.
Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes, with culture.
But music was my first contact with anything creative. Music is it, as far as I'm concerned.
Knowledge empowers people. If people know the rules, and are sensitized by art, humor, and creativity, they are much more likely to accept change.
I think people are sexy when they have a sense of humor, when they are smart, when they have some sense of style, when they are kind, when they express their own opinions, when they are creative, when they have character.