What is Creativity?

“Creativity is just connecting things.”

Steve Jobs

A similar quote by the inventor of the Clojure programming language, Rich Hickey:

Design is separating into things that can be composed. (see Simplicity) — Rich Hickey

According to Tiago Forte, a common misconception is that creativity starts from nothing. In reality, creativity is about finding new connections between seemingly disparate ideas and extending them to make something new.