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GA 335 | Leveraging Creative Thinking with Erlin Kakkanad

By Jessica Bush Updated on September 3rd, 2020

This week’s guest is Erlin Kakkanad. Erlin explained the differences between critical and creative thinking, stressing the specific powers of creative thinking. If you’re looking for new ways to solve problems, this episode is for you. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires Erlin (3:12)
  • Erlin’s background (4:53)
  • About future work/skills (10:25)
  • What critical thinking is all about (13:29)
  • How creative thinking factors in (14:34)
  • Why it’s hard to think creatively (19:10)
  • The conflict between creativity and efficiency (22:30)
  • The problem with lacking creative thinking (23:58)
  • Fostering creative thinking (26:18)
  • A utility versus a product (33:08)
  • Erlin’s final words of wisdom (41:18)

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