A lot of presuppositions about ideas is that they come to individuals in their head. It’s a very individualistic way of thinking. But actually, most ideas come through their being shared, being developed together often over long periods of time.
So I think the roots of most culture and creativity are to do with interconnectedness, and that process of collaboration and sharing.
Therefore, one way of thinking about it is: Do you see yourself as an ingredient in other people’s solutions? So actually, what you’ve got becomes much more valuable when you can connect it to other things that other people have got.”
–Charles Leadbetter, author of We-think: The Power of Mass Creativity, and former adviser to British Prime Minister Tony Blair