I’ve had an amazing opportunity over the winter to visit San Francisco with the Lehigh Silicon Valley program. Whether it was software giants like Adobe or fast-growing FinTech companies like Square, the companies that I got to meet were gleaming with innovative ideas and drive to create. One thing that I learned from my time in San Francisco is that healthy competition really brings out creativity. Given similar circumstances and resources, competitors must turn to creative solutions in order to gain an advantage and succeed. Having a rival brings out the creative plays from an athlete and critical acclaim motivates innovative filmmaking. What challenges you to be more creative? Who is your biggest critic?