I am taking the liberty of extracting a beautiful piece of writing - to illustrate the distinction between 'creativity' & 'innovation' - from an interesting article, 'The Essence of Creativity: A Creative Definition of Creativity', by Jason Cangialosi, a free-lance creator & ghost-writer of books, articles & screenplays, based in Denver, Colorado:
". . . Not all that exists is creative; most of life is redundant and we as a species relish in the routine of predictability.
This is also where the difference between creativity and innovation resides, as creativity is the origin of new ideas and innovation is the act of applying them.
It is the moments of creativity that there is an evolution in humankind's constant recycling of innovation .
We may all have creative potential, just as we can all ask the question, "why"? Yet, it is in the answers to "why" that creativity is kindled, and innovation is answer to the question "how?".
I love what he has written, especially his acronym for 'Creativity', with the symbolic analogy of the whale ". . . so as it swims to the innermost depths of the oceans and then explodes to the surface. Creativity empowers that ability in us; to look deep inside and then reach out with explosive forces in what we have found.":
Here's the link to the original article.
[to be continued in the Next Post.]