Many people think that creativity is a mysterious trait like charisma — you either have it or you don't. The received wisdom is that creativity is one of those elusive arts that must be a birthright, and can't be taught.
Tina Seelig, the executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, which is the entrepreneurship center at Stanford University School of Engineering, says that's a myth.
Creativity, she believes, is a renewable resource that we can tap into at any time. And, yes, she says, it's a process that can be taught.