I love John Cleese as a comedian and his talk on creativity is no disappointment. He makes some great points, particularly about the need to disconnect, at times, to center yourself and let your mind both wander and focus. This disconnection isn’t just from technology, but also from the bonds of our daily lives. The minutia that keep us from reaching our potential.
Of course the message to me is, stop blogging and Tweeting this and read your students’ papers 🙂