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IN OUR WORLD
Coming to you live from the City by the Bay, beautiful
I had the opportunity to help launch a 30,000 ft series of strategic initiatives that will shape the organizations future. You can’t get much more exciting than that! The interesting thing about change is the immediate push back it gets. The failure to see value, the idea of having to do something different and the thought that here comes something else to eat up my time are overwhelming and they set up a fear response. The key then is to take the delivery model one step at a time and always start with value.
Next week will mark my first week of 09 without travel! I hope to get caught up on a wide variety of design projects sitting on my desk. Despite all the travel I get to do I have never developed great work while on the road. I need to have familiar surroundings.
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THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
I am a student of the creative process and am constantly searching for information on new avenues and directions in this way of thinking. Tom Kelley is the General Manager of IDEO, the great design firm offers a couple of suggestions that will help you with some right brain thinking:
- Hire a Coach (I’m available!): Find someone that understands the process and offer you ways to tap into your human gift of creativity.
- Keep a Journal: Not just a diary type document, record “why am I bored or when did I feel engaged?”
- Blow Your Curiosity: Focus on what you love while at the same time looking in new directions. Pick up a copy of a magazine in a new area or listen to a new subject podcast. Think cross pollination.
The creative process is the birth place of innovation and transformation. Work some of these activities into your schedule to kick start your new ideas.
MOVIES: UP: Pixar may be the most successful movie studio in the world. Grab a kid and go see their latest masterpiece. If no kids are available, go see it anyway.
NetFlix Fans: The Legend of Baggar Vance: This is a great little movie directed by Robert Redford with two fantastic performances by Will Smith and Matt Damon. You will love this wonderful story.
TV: Trying to see the French Open and check out the fantastic games of the NBA semi finals. There are some great USA Network shows making their summer debut next week. Make sure to see Burn Notice.
BOOKS: Conversation Piece – By Lowrie & Nicholaus. Keeping with the creativity theme, this book poses questions that are designed to kick start your creative juices.
MUSIC: A spectacular Richie Havens cover of a Van Morrison and Bob Dylan song. WATCH THIS!
WEB SITES: To help your creative process –
Science is always interesting. In the world of genetics, earth shattering news hit the papers when Japanese scientists decided the world would be a better place by genetically altering monkeys so that they glow green under fluorescent lights. Yep, glow green. I imagine a group of scientists meeting to decide what trait might be the most beneficial. One would say; “what if we could increase their muscle strength so that they escape predators more easily.” “Maybe we could work on their eye sight so they can more easily find food.” Then some guy in the back of the room raises his hand and says; “dude, what if we made them glow green?” Yea, great idea! Read the story here:
She’s as sweet as
Of the third degree.
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Thanks for stopping by and until next time, Adios and Aloha.