The title of this article is from a quote I read, and when I read it, I knew it was about something great. If you get a chance, give Collabology.org a look. A while back I found myself at an interview for a job, when the interviewer looked up from my resume and asked me, […]
Picture in your mind a paperclip. Any typical, run-of-the-mill, office paperclip will do. Now forget everything you know about paperclips and list as many alternative uses for this object as possible. You will see that a paperclip could actually be many things… like a ruler. My computer monitor measures 9 paper clips high by 12 […]
“I don’t accept the judging of process… we’re all trying to get to the same island. Whether you swim, fly, surf or skydive in… it doesn’t matter.” Those are the words of Jerry Seinfeld as he talked with Micheal Richards over coffee. What he’s referring to is creative process; it’s an essential element in bringing any creative work […]
As a teenager, I was painfully shy and self-conscious, but the first time I stepped on a dance floor I knew I was hooked for life. I had found a pathway to ‘flow,’ a key ingredient to happiness and something all of us can experience. I was in my late teens when I first danced […]
View this post on LinkedIn. One day, Sara Blakely had the idea to cut the feet off from her pantyhose, and Spanx was born. This idea led to a skyrocketing business with hundreds of millions in revenue and turned Sara Blakely into one of the world’s few female billionaires. It sure seems like ideas are valuable.
View this post on LinkedIn. “I’m just not very creative.” In college, I majored in art and I can’t tell you the number of the conversations about selecting majors that ended up with the other person making a statement like that. As if by birthright only art majors can make the claim of being creative. But this was […]
ADVERTISING Cadillac says “America, Fuck Yeah!” Cadillac debuted this controversial commercial during NBC’s broadcast of the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Drawing praise from the political right, and criticism from the political left, the commercial goes on about what is great about America… namely, being white and rich, and the privilege that […]