Creativity can be learned and unlearned for that matter:
…most children display highly creative thinking before going to school but gradually lose this creativity as they progress through schooling. You can imagine pretty much the same kind of process going on as initially young, enthusiastic recruits proceed up the corporate ladder.
Rote practice and standardization suck our creativity. Agreed that some skills are essential like math, spelling, and proper grammar but after that, it’s time to think and be different.
The good news is that while many people lose creativity they can easily get it back. Not everyone is Steve Jobs but everyone can be the prick that gets the head honchos like Jobs to explore other stuff.
Some people are born creative, others just feel inspired or force it out. However, you do it just remember to share it with others. Crazy ideas run the world.