Category: Creativity

What can we learn from the European Renaissance about building an economic, business, and cultural environment where innovation can flourish? Can we apply the same principles today to infuse creativity into our companies – and into our nations? Continue reading

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Let’s look at the impact of digitalization and cloud computing (the connecting of people and machines) and the considerable upheaval caused in the marketing mix. Continue reading

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How would the world be different if you controlled your own data? Wouldn’t it be great if there was an API of You, of all of your own data? What if there was a way that anyone who wanted your data would have to ask you, would have to connect to your API? Continue reading

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A lot of change- and innovation projects start in January. Trying to do things differently or to do different things within an organization is hard. Being an innovator is not an easy job. Nothing works better changing a mindset than a great quote… Continue reading

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Creativity drives problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a critical skill (and mindset) that leads to new and more efficient solutions to existing problems. It also enables individuals and organizations to find ways to address customers’ needs as a differentiating factor. In theory, creativity is widely praised and desired. But, in reality, creative solutions are often met with pushback, reluctance and even hostility. Continue reading

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How to Stay Innovative While Growing Your Team

Innovators, by definition, are unconventional. Apple, Amazon, GE – they’re all famously innovative companies with dynamic, high producing teams uninhibited by traditional business practices. Startups everywhere are pining for these qualities in their own ventures as they tirelessly push envelopes and abolish thinking within the box. Unfortunately… Continue reading

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Eight Proven Methods for Hatching Brilliant Ideas

I’m sitting by the fire on this chilly early morning in Santa Barbara, enjoying a cup of coffee. I am reflecting on all the people I’ve met and the places I’ve been this year, and thinking about the meaning of it all. When my friends and family ask where I’m off to next, I tell them I’m “home for the holidays,” and this invariably brings a smile to their faces. Continue reading

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