Success favors the prepared mind. - Louis Pasteur
Where does creativity come from? Some think it appears out of no where and some believe you are born creative.
Studies of highly creative people reveal that they nurture their creativity through a continuous quest for knowledge. Tony Buzan, one of the foremost creativity consultants in the world, defines creativity as 'the degree of removal from the norm.' Michael Gelb writes in Thinking for a Change that creativity is the result of a new combination of existing elements. Combining these two ideas: to think outside the norm we must know more, coalesce the ideas, and produce new outcomes.
In conclusion, the more you know the more your capacity for creativity expands.