Seven Habits of Highly Creative People | Dr. Pavan Soni | TEDxIBSPune

  • Published on Jan 15, 2018
  • Innovation evangelist by profession and a teacher by passion. He has consulted for dozens of organisations including Café Coffee Day, Capgemini, GlaxoSmithKline, Infosys, Mahindra, Marico,etc. Innovation evangelist by profession and a teacher by passion. He has consulted for dozens of organisations including Café Coffee Day, Capgemini, GlaxoSmithKline, Infosys, Mahindra, Marico,etc. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Comments • 70

  • Yaha
    Yaha Year ago +23

    “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou

  • Jacqueline Gutmann
    Jacqueline Gutmann 3 years ago +7

    Awesome video! Really enjoyed this! I have had learning struggles, and emotional ones too, but I always found it made me hyper aware or hyper sensitive and that's why I always was a lot more successful in doing creative work than a very logical type of work.

  • Panchal Antonees
    Panchal Antonees 4 years ago +21

    Quite natural and professional. A few of the facts were really interesting to listen. Thanks for sharing...

  • One step at a time
    One step at a time Year ago +11

    I would say a much under rated talk by an educated mind. It's hard to get content like this is TEDx as so many undeserved people are using this platform to showcase themselves and utter nonsense topics than share knowledge.
    Good work by this man.

  • A Roy
    A Roy Year ago +3

    Really liked the correlation between IQ, inhibition (attitude) and creativity. However, for that to happen organizations should adopt the culture where everyone is encouraged to express their ideas without fear of being reprimanded for speaking out their mind. In my opinion, that is what happens most of the time in majority of the organizations.

  • Ramesh P
    Ramesh P Year ago +1

    One of the greatest presentations! Thanks a lot, Pavan. Highly useful and informative content.

  • Betty Luna
    Betty Luna 2 years ago +4

    Thank you for posting this. I have been struggling with feeling stuck in my creative projects, I stumbled on this video and it's exactly what I needed to hear. Thank you Dr. Pavan Soni!

  • Damodaran Seshadri
    Damodaran Seshadri Year ago +2

    Amazing presentation and messages Pavan ! Very apt and very timely for this pandemic time, where people do can pick up and resurrect their hobbies, which, will ultimately make them have a lively life.

  • ViralFlix
    ViralFlix 3 months ago

    That's a great speech sir. Loved the explanation and the clear examples that we could connect with ease. Thank you.

  • Crystal Bernard
    Crystal Bernard Year ago +6

    I am shocked that so few people have watched this! This is one of the best Ted Talks. Don't let the heavy accent deter you. And there was some very funny stuff that the people failed to get. Very insightful.

  • Richard Hatter
    Richard Hatter 2 years ago +5

    Excellent talk loved this ! I am planning a 2 day innovation workshop for the hospitality industry...

  • Ratnesh Tripathi
    Ratnesh Tripathi 9 months ago +1

    Great talk, Dr. Pavan. This content should reach more people.

  • Practice of the Practice
    Practice of the Practice 3 years ago +4

    You explained this really well, thank you for sharing!


    Highly creative minds when taking things seriously and sincerely makes this world a better place.

  • Jitendra Sahu
    Jitendra Sahu 4 years ago +2

    Dr.Pavan- u never fail to amaze with new Insights , everytime !

  • sandip sayani
    sandip sayani 7 months ago +2

    How could I miss this.. Great talk..

  • Doc Tor
    Doc Tor 10 months ago

    One of the best TEDx talks. Highly recommended. Not because its very complex and creative, but because its nicely put together.
    Kudos Dr. Pavan.

  • Rashmi Balakrishna
    Rashmi Balakrishna 4 years ago +2

    Thought provoking and very engaging Dr. Pavan!

  • Yolanda Webb
    Yolanda Webb 4 months ago

    I'm surprised no one laughed at his jokes, he's so funny 😂 I got all of them. Very insightful speech too! Learned a few important things to apply to my life and behaviour.

    • Ibrahem Persson
      Ibrahem Persson 2 months ago

      Yes Yolanda, good catch, I thought the sound is disconnected, but I believe people there were highly focused and ( Serious) :) perhaps! we all need to develop the skill on how to maintain having fun through our journey in life to learn and perform on our best .

  • Anil Thaplar
    Anil Thaplar 2 years ago +4

    Great content and excellent narration..

  • T. F.
    T. F. 2 years ago +5

    "Mona Lisa Is not a painting but Science."
    That because "Scientia sine Ars nihil est".
    I absolutely agree. 👍

  • Lis Engel
    Lis Engel 2 years ago +2

    I really enjoyed the talk and I think of creative people as very curious and tolerant of multipossibilities - and I would brouden the understanding of usefull to something like open soma-aesthetic awareness

  • Ibrahem Persson
    Ibrahem Persson 2 months ago

    Many Thanks for the value Dr Pavan :)

  • wolfgangproductions7
    wolfgangproductions7 2 years ago +1

    Your a excellent speaker ❤️

  • t093
    t093 4 years ago +4

    Great talk, confident speaker

  • Abhishek R.
    Abhishek R. 4 years ago +9

    This was awesome, highly recommended!

  • Amardeep Singh
    Amardeep Singh 4 years ago +2

    Great talk!!! Some of the facts were eye-openers

  • arush498
    arush498 2 years ago

    You are 100 % currect i am very creative but i worked around 7 years as acountant even i did not like it.
    And then started programming language

  • Anita Devi
    Anita Devi 3 years ago +1

    I really enjoyed your talk, intelligent speaker

  • millardpureforlife
    millardpureforlife 11 days ago

    I recently broke my back and when the headache subsided, I could draw! I mean hyper realistic. Here’s the thing…I couldn’t draw anything before. I’m 43 yrs old. I have drawn 78 pieces of art in last 30 days. Have a gallery showing just my work on June 3 rd. Only downside sis short term memory loss

  • e schwarz
    e schwarz Year ago +2

    guy has some very stealth humour. So many great points and ideas.

  • WordPeacePoetry
    WordPeacePoetry 4 years ago +1

    Great speech

  • Calvin Crow
    Calvin Crow 4 years ago +14

    Best indian Ted talK ever , fails to generate laughter though.

  • Parth Toroneel
    Parth Toroneel 3 years ago +2

    Fascinating!! 😇

  • Jaganathan Kannan
    Jaganathan Kannan 4 years ago +2

    Great Talk Pavan!

  • piddnas
    piddnas 4 years ago +2

    absolutely brilliant Pawan

  • Okolo Sylvester
    Okolo Sylvester 9 months ago


  • designmycity
    designmycity 3 days ago

    This was really great.

  • Praveen Cherakkara
    Praveen Cherakkara 2 years ago +1

    amazing insight

  • ABC
    ABC 4 years ago +1

    Excellent Pavan :)

  • Jenith Mehta
    Jenith Mehta Year ago

    Great video👍

  • Lucky
    Lucky 4 years ago

    Awesome one :)

  • UAIZcoach
    UAIZcoach Year ago

    Amazing.thank you

  • Chetan GK
    Chetan GK 4 years ago +1

    Good.. Informative.. 'Married?' question was awesome at that point in time..

  • Pragya Gupta
    Pragya Gupta Year ago +2

    Watch this video - 'A crash course in Creativity: Tina Seeling at TEDxStanford' - 2:14 (5x2=10)

  • HollyandLori Fineart
    HollyandLori Fineart 2 years ago +4

    I don't think he has a full understanding of what innovation is. It doesn't necessarily have to be monetized.

  • O.Hari kumar
    O.Hari kumar 3 years ago +1


  • Siddharth Sharma
    Siddharth Sharma Year ago +1

    Beautiful ❤

  • Divya Patel
    Divya Patel 2 years ago

    This is worth listening

  • John Martin
    John Martin 3 years ago +3

    For anythimg to be considered genuinely creative it must be both inspiring and inspired. All else is mere mechanical inventiveness. And is the province of the mechanical rather than the creative. Creative people don't have hobbies. Their 'work' is their hobby. Since when are scientists and technologists considered to be 'creative'? Surely they are more mechanical than anybody.

    SIDDHARTHA 3 years ago +1


  • Pamela Tanner
    Pamela Tanner 5 months ago +1

    Schizophrenia is not always characterized by paranoia and hallucinations. A common symptom is delusions and often the delusions are paranoid. But many people with schizophrenia do not have paranoia. And not all people with schizophrenia have hallucinations. I have trouble understanding how the brains of creative people and schizophrenics would be similar other than schizophrenics often experience/perceive life in very different ways. Schizophrenia is a progressive brain disorder that destroys much of the brain. Often the most disabling symptoms of schizophrenia are those that are labeled "negative" -- which have to do with impaired relationships, withdrawal, and isolation. Paucity of thought can be one of these symptoms which would be an antithesis of creativity.

  • Pravin Patel
    Pravin Patel Year ago +1

    All are impressed in this talk. Me , too. But guys, do you all know that all principles of evolution from unicellular to the form till date have no proof? Darvin, Lamark, Hugo , ...,...etc. have stated in their theories that whatever they have proposed, is their guess and have no proof, and no surity that it is happened like this in the span of ages or unlimited years..? In England, where Darvin was born, people are challenging his theory of evolution. So, it is yet to get proved. So, the talk this friend it talking about thumb slip and movement modified after , may be within lakhs of years, it yet a mere guess. And all the listeners are amazed by the talk. Still , he has spoken about creativity and habits of creative people is very inspiring. But evolution theories are not proved yet , so think before you agree to all.

  • Heavenly 💕
    Heavenly 💕 Year ago

    Sir.... Monalisa was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci....not by Darwin....

  • Steven Glansburg
    Steven Glansburg 4 years ago +1

    Russel Crowe is our man.

  • sudip gupta
    sudip gupta 13 days ago

    Complete command over subject in the short vedio. It requires Dr. Pawan to give a book.

  • Arena Esportiva
    Arena Esportiva Year ago

    I could relate

  • Square In Square
    Square In Square 3 years ago +3

    My job is my hobby.

  • Brion Braziel
    Brion Braziel Year ago

    Something is off about this, the history isn't in depth, no dates, no inspiration from whom this knowledge was acknowledged. Believe none of what I hear, half of what I see. Creativeness is subjective, he is not explaining, he is trying to convince. Insha Allah.

  • 3am
    3am Year ago

    A human lived 6 million years and grew a thumb lol

  • Rosie Balberde
    Rosie Balberde 2 years ago +1

    Some of makes sense except the evolution part which is merely a theory

  • playground
    playground 3 months ago

    Who feeds this notion that mona lisa is a great painting. He or she must be the best marketing and advertising agent. Because its not that great just because many people says so doesnt make it great. Like just because you know how to talk doesnt mean what you say is true.

  • Krupa Trivedi
    Krupa Trivedi 5 months ago

    hello last slide is not visible which are these 7 habits

  • CrepuscularA
    CrepuscularA 3 years ago +1

    No wonder this is tedx

  • Pragya Gupta
    Pragya Gupta Year ago +3

    Great talk, but the typical indian jokes on marriages are annoying.

  • Love Math
    Love Math 2 months ago

    câu chuyện của bạn là gì đó.

  • Philip Kumah Junior
    Philip Kumah Junior 2 years ago +1

    Yet Another Evolution Lie- The Thumb

  • HollyandLori Fineart
    HollyandLori Fineart 2 years ago +1

    Old news