The Importance of Mistakes
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The Importance of Mistakes is designed to create a relaxed atmosphere that permits creativity to flow freely and flourish.
This presentation puts John Cleese in front of an audience as he imparts his wisdom on making mistakes. This amusing and engaging lecture is given at one of the most prestigious training forums in the United States. Cleese stresses how mistakes are a vital part of the creative process. He discusses his own struggles with the writing comedic sketches that helped boost his career as a performer.
Cleese suggests that fear of taking a risk and making a mistake can cause the individual and/or group to stifle their creativity and innovation. The audience is treated to Cleese’s famous Gordon the Guided Missile Story.