HOW ARE CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION RELATED TO BEING A MAVERICK?
“If you look at left brain vs. right brain. If you have an entirely systematic way of thinking which is always based on boundaries and rules and a set of obliged things to live by then you inherently impede your creativity in that sense. So to me creativity is absolutely tied to being a maverick. There are many facets of creativity, so it doesn’t have to be the utmost creativity where there’s zero structure and you move forward and you do all this random stuff that’s never been done before or it can be selective creativity, but does not need to be the centrepoint of it all. Mavericks strive on innovation, whether it’s innovation on something that’s not actually innovative. It could be an innovative way of billing a client, which doesn’t actually create much, but it’s a huge maverick thought to change an entire industry on the servicing side when it comes to money transfers. So I would say every aspect of maverick thinking would have to be innovative in some regard, not necessarily inventing something new but re-imagining a process to come to the same or better conclusion.”