Bruce Springsteen’s mind blowing insight into creativity.

(Note to reader: when I posted this yesterday The Boss’ speech was all over Youtube in it’s entirety.  Now we have a bunch of sponsored clips. Thank you, capitalism.)

There are few lessons about creativity greater than those taught by a conscious, creative genius.  If you’re serious about understanding the creative process, and you missed Bruce Springsteen’s recent keynote speech at South by South West in it’s entirety here are my notes; the highlights and flashes of enlightenment that moved me:

Bruce talks about “The one thing that has been consistent over the years, the genesis and power of creativity…

“The elements don’t matter… the purity is not confined to guitars, to tubes, to turntables, to microchips…

“There’s no right way, no pure way of doing it. There’s just doing it…

“Everyone has their genesis moment, whatever initially inspires you to action…, my genesis monument was in 1956… Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show. I discovered… that you could call upon your own powers of your imagination, that you could create a transformative self.”

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