In this 2007survey conducted by the Conference Board and Americans for the Arts. Essentially, school principals and CEO’s were asked to rate a rank a list of statements as to their usefulness in demonstrating creativity. The statement: “comfort with the notion of no right answer,” rated moderately high with CEOs, but very low with school principals, near the bottom, with school principals.
This little factoid jarred loose from my memory when I read this entry by Malcolm Gladwell in the newest edition of the the expert section of the wonderful website The Big Think.
That’s right, I didn’t make a mistake, not Big Thought, but The Big Think.
Gladwell’s piece is titled: Creative Types: Embrace Chaos.