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Tina Seelig: How constraint unleashes creativity

An expert in entrepreneurship explains why often a lack of resources is just what is needed to spark real innovation.

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Tina Seelig is a faculty director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, a center within Stanford Engineering that helps entrepreneurs turn their ideas, enthusiasm and energy into real-world products.

In short, she is an expert in creativity.

Seelig has learned that it’s not abundance — of money, time or energy — that makes an idea succeed, but often quite the opposite. A lack of resources can be a source of great creativity.

In this video, Seelig discusses creativity with constraints and answers questions from a live online audience. Watch here: