DAY 1 : Bobby Fischer --Bobby Fischer is best known for being the first American grandmaster of chess. Fischer first learned the game of chess at age 6, and left school at 16 to pursue chess full time. He became the first American world chess champion in 1972, after defeating Boris Spassky. Many consider him the greatest chess player of all time.
Creativity Quote: "All that matters on the chess board is good moves." (Bobby Fischer) Creativity finds solutions that others never saw.
DAY 2 : Jimmy Nelson --is a British photojournalist and photographer known for his portraits of tribal and indigenous peoples. In 2009 Nelson started to work on his biggest project to-date, Before they Pass Away. He traveled for 3 years and photographed more than 35 indigenous tribes around the world in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the South Pacific, using a 50-year-old camera that produced 4 inch by 5 inch negatives --this allowed for unbelievable detail in the images. CREATIVITY QUOTE: "I wanted to create an ambitious aesthetic photographic document that would stand the test of time --a body of work that would be an irreplaceable photographic record of a fast disappearing world." Creativity is complete awareness --it notices everything, seeing the wonder in that which is overlooked and unappreciated.
DAY 3 : Margaret Thatcher - was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 at a time when very few women were even in Parliament . She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is currently the only woman to have held the office. A Soviet journalist called her the "Iron Lady," a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and strong leadership style.
Creativity Quote: "What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose." (Margaret Thatcher)
DAY 4 : Manny Stepanek - was an American poet who published six books of "Heartsongs" poetry and one book of "Just Peace" essays. All seven of his books reached the New York Times Best Seller List. He became a peace advocate and motivational speaker, and lobbied on Capitol Hill on behalf of peace, people with disabilities, and children with life-threatening conditions. Stepanek suffered from a rare form of muscular diystrophy. Unfortunately, Mattie died a month before his 14th birthday. Creativity Quote: "Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second." (Manny Stepanek) With creativity 1 + 1 is never 2, but "3."
DAY 5 : Pele Edson Arantes do Nascimento --A member of three Brazilian World Cup-champion teams, Pele is considered by many to be the greatest soccer player of all time. In 1978, Pele was awarded the International Peace Award for his work with UNICEF.To many, Pele's accomplishments on the soccer field will never be equaled, and virtually all great athletes in the sport are measured against the Brazilian who once made the world stop to watch his transcendent play. CREATIVITY QUOTE: "Everything is practice." (Pele) Creative people know that it is practice that makes their talents and ideas remarkable.