HOW ARE CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION RELATED TO BEING A MAVERICK?
“They are one and the same. I love the word creativity, and all it really means is being comfortable with things you don’t know about and comfortable with doing things that haven’t been done before, comfortable with things that aren’t fully defined, or comfortable with things that are not black and white. It’s all exactly the same, so in a way, if you’re comfortable with being a maverick that means kind of trying things different to everything else, so by definition that’s exactly being a creative person. Innovation as a word get’s attached to something being actually purposeful in the end in some way, shape or form. I think with creativity if you want to be purposeless that’s alright, and the same with being a maverick, you don’t know where you’re allowed to play in a space if it doesn’t yield anything don’t worry. I think that when the word innovation comes in I kind of tend to associate that with something that actually happens. That needs to have to effect something or do something or change something vs. hey we’re feeling this space out now and it’s kind of interesting. So in that respect applied maverickness is innovation.”