TED Talk: Taking Inspiration from Mess

Creating something good out of a mess can be difficult… but the advantages to our problem-solving are immense.

In this TED Talk, Tim Harford tells the unusual story behind the best-selling solo piano and Jazz album of all time. The artist, Keith Jarrett, created a breath-taking experience, one that is still being enjoyed some 41 years later, out of a less than ideal situation.

What we can learn from Jarrett’s performance, and the other examples Harford provides in his speech, is that approaching a problem from a different angle has unforeseen and often extraordinary consequences. Stepping out of our comfort zone can do wonders for our work!