Creativity

Leaders: The Medium is NOT the Message

Posted by:

I was just reading a back issue of Harvard Business Review and came upon an article by Jorge Cauz, the president of Encyclopedia Britannica.

YOU: “Encyclopedia Britannica?! Is that still a thing? Are encyclopedias still a thing? I mean, aside from Wikipedia, of course.”

Yes, it’s still a thing, although as of last year they no longer produce a physical, bound, book version. Today they are digital only. When asked about that, Cauz said:

“I’m confident in Encyclopedia Britannica’s ability to endure in ...

Continue Reading →
0

My 10 Favorite Books on Creativity & Innovation

Posted by:

iStock_000017120534_Medium

I’ve written countless (well…I suppose I could count them, but what’s the point?) articles about creativity and innovation. As the leader of an intensely creative team for fifteen years (the team that created and produced Seattle’s legendary comedy TV show Almost Live!), I’ve been a student of creativity and innovation for the better part of my ...

Continue Reading →
5

Innovation Killer: Attack of the Clones

Posted by:

Man holding a bomb in his hand

You want to know who’s really bad at coming up with innovative ideas? Clones. Also goldfish, but for now let’s stick to clones. Why are clones so bad at coming up with innovative ideas? Because they all think alike! They can’t help it—they’re clones!

It stands to reason then, that if you’re looking for an innovative solution ...

Continue Reading →
0

Questioning Your Business Innovation

Posted by:

My friend and fellow motivational speaker (I could also include “Seattle business legend” and “self made millionaire”) Sunny Kobe Cook has an interesting theory, and one with which I agree:

Being innovative in business usually starts with a question.

Asking a question is one of the best ways to spark creativity and innovation, either individually or within a team. Why? Because our brains will try their best to answer whatever question(s) we put to ...

Continue Reading →
0
Page 7 of 14 «...56789...»