Creative Leadership Toolkit: Curiosity, History, and Discovery skillshare originals badge

John Maeda, Design Partner, KPCB

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8 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. New Lesson: Listening (May 2016)

      11:03
    • 2. Introduction

      4:01
    • 3. Your Assignment

      1:16
    • 4. Curiosity

      8:34
    • 5. History

      10:13
    • 6. Discovery

      10:02
    • 7. Leadership

      9:54
    • 8. Final Thoughts

      1:37
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About This Class

Update: This class originally launched in 2015. In May 2016, John updated his class with a brand-new lesson on the importance of listening, inclusion, and building diverse teams. This new lesson is now at the top of the video playlist.

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Get inside the mind of John Maeda. His leadership at the Rhode Island School of Design, MIT Media Lab, and KPCB has inspired the world to dream bigger and better about ways to bridge design, technology, and art. Now, he brings that leadership to Skillshare.

In this 60-minute adventure, learn how to seek, shape, and achieve a truly creative career. No gimmicks, no tricks, just real wisdom. Go behind-the-scenes with John as he explores curiosity, why history is the heart of innovation, how to instigate discovery, and the core of creative leadership.

The class journeys through examples from John's storied career, includes a project to put the lessons into action, and features exclusive interviews with a dozen creative leaders, including: Behance Founder Scott Belsky, Design Within Reach Founder Rob Forbes, Airbnb Founder Joe Gebbia, and Cooper Hewitt Curatorial Director Cara McCarty.

Who is this class for? Designers seeking new paths, enthusiasts discovering their creative identity, entrepreneurs eager to start a new type of company, and so many more.