Creativity can be an advantage in every field of work, not just the arts. Here’s our list of some of the best creative thinkers from history for their innovative and curious nature.
An icon for innovation with a collection of patents for over 1,000 inventions. His approach towards joint thinking collaborating with other innovators and always thinking positive came to light in his work and problem solving thinking.
“I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison
Greater knowledge came from Newtons achievements and understanding in science, finding inspiration from his home life surroundings and a now famous yet simple apple tree.
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton
He built an entertainment empire by turning his dreams and goals into reality, through ’Imagineering’ his own term combining imagination and engineering.
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney
He constantly challenged notions not only his own but those that came before him, to reach revolutionary new ideas.
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” – Albert Einstein
An entrepreneur and visionary in technology changing the way people use computers in their everyday lives introducing the personal computer revolution introducing the ipod, iphone and ipad. He was an innovator funding the creation of pixar, initiating a development in the visual effects industry with the first computer-animated film.
“Creativity is just connecting things.” – Steve Jobs
The first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win a Nobel Prize twice in two different fields. She paved the way for women in science with her discoveries and breakthrough ideas. Her determination and dedication had a profound effect on her work and ultimately her life.
“Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.”- Marie Curie
Leonardo Di Vinci
An inventor, painter, sculptor, scientist, architect, mathematician, anatomist, writer and engineer. Considered to be one of the best talented painters of all time his sketches, notes and scientific diagrams shows his forward thinking mentality with inventions for flight, musical instruments and mechanical engineering.
“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo Di Vinci
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