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The rise of “pro-ams”

An oldie but goodie! Charles Leadbeater’s theories on innovation have compelled some of the world’s largest organizations to rethink their strategies. Originally a financial journalist now an innovation consultant, Leadbeater noticed the rise of “pro-ams” — passionate amateurs who act like professionals, making breakthrough discoveries in many fields, from software to astronomy to kite-surfing. Charles […]

Great video about ideas.

Rethink Scholarship at Langara 2010 Call for Entries from Rory O'Sullivan on Vimeo. This video was created in the hopes of attracting aspiring creatives to submit their sketchbooks to win a Rethink Scholarship at Langara College. Rethink drew on the notion that ‘it all starts with a sketch.’ The script documents the process of bringing […]

Tips for coming up with fresh ideas

Whatever your career, whatever your goals in life, ideas are going to matter to you. An idea could lead to that million dollar business you’ve dreamt of, it could lead you to raise millions for charity, or it could lead you to change your whole life. The thing is ideas are not always the easiest […]

Incredible look into the creative mind

From the video: I have three muscles, without which I couldn’t do my work. The first is curiosity. (You can call it inquisitiveness, you can call it questioning.) The second muscle [is] the muscle of appreciation. It’s not questioning so much as it is noticing… how joyful things can be, how colorful things can be, […]

The Holstee Manifesto in video

The Holstee Manifesto in video – it’s a call to action to live a life full of intention, creativity, passion, and community. Love it – just as much as I love the poster.

Is This A Good Time For Creativity?

Absolutely love this thinking! Are your 3 muscles in shape?

Innovation: Myths vs. Realities

The “face” of innovation is changing. It’s becoming increasingly open and even more vital to continued success in an ever increasing competitive environment. Open Innovation is something I’ve always believed in… it speaks to my community roots. I’ve often run into challenges from individuals who come from a more “closed” innovation culture and have always […]