Making Creativity Waves

As you may have guessed from some recent blog posts, I’ve spent some time on the west coast during the past couple months and many ideas were spawned by that seaside setting — like this one about creativity and ocean waves.

While walking along the beach watching the waves comes crashing into rocks and wash across the shore, I was struck by the concept that creative inspiration and brainstorming…

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Emergency Coffee

Emergency Coffee

emergency-mugA few weeks ago I was in San Diego taking a few vacation days after delivering three workshops at the DogWatch Hidden Fence annual Dealer conference in Huntington Beach, California.

My fiance and I had asked an employee at The Nat gift shop if she could recommend any local restaurants near our hotel, and without hesitation named Cafe 21 as the place we had to visit for breakfast the next morning.

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Don Draper meets Dr. Seuss

Don Draper meets Dr. Seuss

sneetch01As most of you, as a kid I was a Dr. Seuss fan.
Unlike most of you, I continued to not only be a Dr. Seuss fan as an adult — but look back on the old “children’s books” that Theodor Suess Geisel wrote and see lessons for grown-ups.

As a child Green Eggs and Ham was a book about trying new things. Mothers often referred to it when one of her children were reluctant to try a brussel sprout for the…

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Let’s Not “Not Reinvent The Wheel”

Let’s Not “Not Reinvent The Wheel”

Some people go out of their way to “not reinvent the wheel”.

“Let’s not reinvent the wheel” is a pretty common phrase in meetings.
It’s used as a statement of intent not to over invest in time, labor, money or creativity in order to get something done.

But sometime’s it’s worthwhile to reinvent the wheel

Take a look at the early computer mouse.
It’s a series of reinvented wheels that are driven by…

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200,000 Bad DrawingsView Post

200,000 Bad Drawings

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A picture is worth a thousand ideasI was wandering around some shops at the mall with my fiancethis past weekend and ran across the…View Post

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Mind GamesWracking your brain for an idea can be mentally draining (literally!) and physically exhausting…View Post

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Wracking your brain for an idea can be mentally draining (literally!) and physically exhausting…

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