May 1, 2023

Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide

John Cleese

Co-founder of Monty Python and celebrated actor/writer, John Cleese has written an interesting little book on creativity that can be read in one sitting. A big part of successful investing is the idea generation process and creativity is critical. The book highlights the importance of giving the unconscious mind time to consider complicated problems. Most prefer to make quick decisions and alleviate the anxiety of making important decisions. Mr. Cleese advises finding that childlike state of ‘playing,’ or becoming completely absorbed by an activity, as this often leads to creativity. For those of us lucky enough to be bitten by the stock-picking bug, we think this book will be a worthwhile addition to any investor’s library.

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