John Cleese is a man who knows a lot about play. Turns out he’s a man that knows a lot about productivity and business, too. If you’ve not watched it, his speech about creativity given a number of years ago is a good watch.

His points about “open” and “closed” modes of being, and how they relate to creativity (Open is good. Closed is bad. ) are particularly interesting.

If you’re interested in learning more, watch the video. Bede also wrote more about creativity and play here.