"I talk to so many people about the lack of creativity in companies in America. Part of creativity is contrarianism, " says Mickey Drexler, CEO of J.Crew.
"Creativity battles common wisdom. Because if there's common wisdom, there's an opportunity. In my own experience, whatever was a good idea was a bad idea to most people," he says in a recent interview with Fast Company.
Here are ten of his insights on what it takes to be creative.
- "Every business could be creative."
- "Companies are in the Stone Ages organizationally."
- "Most companies should have a rule about how big they get."
- "America's companies are built to destroy creativity."
- "You have to keep moving forward."
- "I'm a very proud micromanager."
- "You cannot copy high quality."
- "You can drown in data."
- "It's aggravating to be a public company."
- "Simplicity is very difficult to achieve."
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