The AIGA GAIN conference was recently held in New York, focusing on design in business. Malcolm Gladwell was one of the speakers there, discussing the development of creativity and the manifestation of genius:

“Genius and creativity don’t necessarily spring forth unbidden… they require time and support to experiment, to try and even fail.”

Luckily for us who didn’t make it there – despite my best efforts – a video of his talk and a transcript has been made available online (no embedding sorry). Watch it. It only takes half an hour but it is so inspiring. He’s also a very funny and engaging speaker, so the minutes will fly by. Ahh it totally encourages me to get up off my ass and create, create, create all day. I hope you feel like that too after listening!

10,000 hours of hard graft