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Building Creative Confidence in young people is the need of the hour. It's great initiative by IDEO and kudos to the Tom & David for bringing out this subject into the open.

I consider Creative Confidence to be at Level 5- Self Actualization of Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Maslow had rightly pointed out that "What a man can be, he must be". It's unfortunate that many of us have to be in pursuit of our basic needs- physiological, safety, love, esteem for most part of our lives and hence, hardly get to reach Level 5.

Self-confidence precedes Creative Confidence. Therefore, it's vital to work towards the former from a very early age. Planting seeds of Self-confidence helps to grow fruits of Creative confidence.

Creative Confidence is a meta-skill and needs to be kept active through continual application in diverse situations.

For example: Sketching, which is a powerful visual tool that can be applied across different settings and situations. One of the ways it can be applied is for taking notes or jotting down minutes of a meeting. This makes it easy to comprehend the flow of the meeting and go about performing the actions as discussed/delegated (which happens to be the main objective of the meeting anyway!)