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Is your company ready for a drum circle?
By April 26, 2012 Read More →

Is your company ready for a drum circle?

Back in September of 2011, about a week after its first encampment had been set up at the now legendary Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan, I got my first glimpse of Occupy Wall Street. I showed up with a camera on a warm and overcast Tuesday afternoon, wanting to see what exactly was going on, […]

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Milton Glaser on Embracing Failure
By June 19, 2011 Read More →

Milton Glaser on Embracing Failure

  Legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser discusses the difference between the fear of failure in professional life versus fear of failure in our personal creative development. On the professional side we fear the disapproval of others and the possible financial consequences that can result.  On the personal side we fear the knowledge that we might not […]

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Is peak performance just a big act?
By December 7, 2010 Read More →

Is peak performance just a big act?

I’ve spent a good deal of my career as director of films, both commercial and documentary, and my clients have often remarked on the quality of the performances I get, whether it’s from professional actors or just regular folks. Some have asked whether I use any particular method to get people to perform at their best. I had never really […]

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Are you a visionary?
By October 6, 2010 Read More →

Are you a visionary?

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has been called a “visionary.” In this clip from Bloggingheads.tv, Robert Wright and David Kirkpatrick argue over what it actually means to be a visionary. Of particular interest is the assertion that although many may share an idea, it is only he or she who has the confidence and pluck to […]

Why Creativity Matters

Why Creativity Matters

Lately there’s been a lot of discussion around the importance of creativity to business success. “For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining,” reports Newsweek in “The Creativity Crisis,” published in July. The article further cites a recent IBM poll of 1500 CEOs who identified creativity as the No.1 “leadership competency” of the […]

The Creativity Crisis
By July 10, 2010 Read More →

The Creativity Crisis

For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining. What went wrong—and how we can fix it. Reprinted from Newsweek.com Back in 1958, Ted Schwarzrock was an 8-year-old third grader when he became one of the “Torrance kids,” a group of nearly 400 Minneapolis children who completed a series of creativity tasks newly designed […]