Category: Entertainment

The Little Known Secret To Pixar

With 15 Academy Awards and an average worldwide gross of over $600 million per film, Pixar might just be the most successful creative enterprise ever—and one of the most profitable. Out of the 14 features the firm has produced, all but one have made the list of top 50 highest grossing animated movies. Continue reading

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Spinglish for Innovators - Innovation Excellence

Why is Spinglish important to innovation practitioners? All innovation has a political dimension and requires selling ideas (sometimes over and over and over again) and being able to translate possibilities into commitment, action, investment. It’s probably wise to be alert to the Spinglish on the other side of the table, and from time to time, using some spinning can be practical. Continue reading

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GE & Nat Geo: Breakthrough TV series celebrates scientific progress and innovation - Innovation Excellence

GE has partnered with National Geographic on a new series, ‘Breakthrough’, which premieres tonight, November 1st on the NatGeo channel. The series examines scientific explorers and cutting-edge innovations. Continue reading

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The show’s premise is simple: it’s essentially a business pitch competition where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas on live TV to a panel of investors known as the “sharks”. Continue reading

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Improvisation Lessons from Paisley Park University

Just recently I was asked to interview Marcus Anderson, a brilliant young sax player that works with Prince and Sheila E and has performed at The Whitehouse for President Obama. Read on Continue reading

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Sheila Escovedo is a world-class drummer, percussionist whose credits read like chapters in a music history book: Pete Escovedo, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Ringo Star, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan and George Duke.

Having been Prince’s musical director, I was interested in Sheila’s ability to lead teams of musical giants amongst the many things we talked about. Continue reading

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Leni Sloane, Laurie Meadoff, Derrick Ashong

The Editors Pick this week is Derrick Ashong’s Take Back the Mic: World Cup of Hip Hop – a global competition for musically inclined youth and their fans. From Ghana originally, Ashong understands that the most powerful way for global youth to find their own powerful original voices is to (have them) Take Back the Mic. This is an IndieGoGo campaign worth checking out and funding. Continue reading

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