Questions

What are you looking forward to?

What has surprised you?

What have you learned today?

Do you believe in magic?

Can you perform magic?

What are you faithful to?

What are you so afraid of that inaction is the better choice?

What is the last piece of music that made you cry?

In what ways are standards getting in the way of your creativity?

How do you define creativity?

Have you ever danced?

When was the last time you went to a museum?

What frightened you today?

What are your favorite mistakes?

Do you welcome the elephants in the room?

Are you the smartest person in the room?

What can’t you live without?

Do you mostly answer questions or ask questions?

Can you finish it quickly?

Who controls your creative work?

Why are manhole covers round?

Have you smiled today? 

What made you smile?

What do you pay attention to?

When was the last time you ate a home-cooked meal?

When was the last time you engaged in any kind of physical activity?

Can you tell a good story?

Has it been done before?

Do you like change?

What has inspired extreme anger in you?

In what areas of your life are you organized and meticulous?

What do you walk away from?

Are you good with math?

What do you deserve?

What do you want?

Have you experienced something new lately?

Can you learn on your own?

Who do you trust?

Have you ever taken yourself to a restaurant for a nice meal, alone?

Do you only know people in your industry?

Could you go a day without technology? A week? A month? A year?

What would make you give up technology?

Do ideas come easily, or do you have to wrestle with them?

What’s your best failure?

Are you interesting?

Are you interested?

In five years you are on the cover of Time and Newsweek (in whichever format they take then), what’s the headline?

How did you do it?

Why did you do it?

Are you answering the right questions?

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit SmarterCreativity.com.

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