Social media author/blogger Chris Brogan discusses a new business project he’s working on and uses it as an example of why having a “lab” for experimenting with one’s ideas is so important to, as he puts it, “keep your hands dirty,” and avoid being a mere theorist.
This is a website for an organization created by my long-time friend, Melissa Hile Higgins, which aims to raise funds for worthy causes, such as supporting domestic violence shelters, by presenting concerts that feature small musical ensembles. You can also read a column about their inaugural concert on June 27 that benefited the Rose Brooks Center in Kansas City.
Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, leads numerous classes and workshops at the studio, located in Carbondale, Colorado. One of particular interest is the “OH Baby” Mom’s Creativity Circle, which has parents creating art works with their infant, toddler and pre-school aged children!
Paul Sloane, writing on the InnovationTools.com website, discusses best practices for the divergent (idea-generating) and convergent (idea-selecting) parts of brainstorming or ideation sessions.
Jeneanne Rae, the co-founder and president of Peer Insight, discusses how several companies navigate the “O-Gap” — that canyon between pilot projects and innovative products making it into everyday operations.
Susen Fagrelius, CPCC, discusses the role of destruction in the creative process and what this can mean for coaching clients in this article on CoachingToys.com.
Michael Dalton, writing on the Simplifying Innovation website, discusses the affect that constant Internet/mobile device access has on our brains and gives a few tips on how to avoid what he calls Device Attention Deficit Syndrome (DADS).