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Creativity in the Name of Social Change: Embrace Global Receives Social & Economic Innovations Award

Creativity in the Name of Social Change: Embrace Global Receives Social & Economic Innovations Award

February 18, 2014 8:21 am

When innovation meets a passion for social change, a little creativity can save a life… or millions. The latest reminder came from the co-founders at Embrace Global (Jane Chen, Rahul Panicker, Naganand Murty and Linus Liang) who were recently named winners of the 2013 Social & Economic Innovations Award from The Economist.…

4 Ways To Find Motivation in Times of Burnout

4 Ways To Find Motivation in Times of Burnout

December 11, 2013 7:58 am

Some days, we wake up raring to get at our day, fueled with passion and creativity to do the work we know sets us apart from the crowd.…

Why is it so hard to give a good speech?

Why is it so hard to give a good speech?

March 15, 2011 12:45 pm

The ability to communicate is a skill/ability that is in short supply.  I know of a number of highly intelligent people who seem to struggle during their presentations to share their ideas.…

Killer Question #27

Killer Question #27

December 29, 2008 10:24 am

Killer Question #27: Who is passionate about your product or something it relates to? Why or why not? It all started with an idea and a passion.  In 1901, William Harley, age 21, took an idea and created a blueprint drawing of an engine designed to fit into a bicycle.  Over the next few years, its the passion and determination of William Harley and Arthur Davidson that turn that blueprint into a working engine.…

Podcast: Finding The Dream Innovation Job

Podcast: Finding The Dream Innovation Job

December 15, 2008 12:47 am

Finding that dream job in the innovation/creativity economy seems out of reach to many.  It’s not.  With the right level of commitment, energy and passion, you can land that job.  What is your dream innovation job?  Some may say that I have the dream job and I would have to agree.  Now that doesn’t mean  its perfect each and every day.  The most common question I get is “how do you I get your job?” … more accurately the question being asked is “how do I get a job like yours?”.…

Podcast: Finding and Keeping Innovation Champions

Podcast: Finding and Keeping Innovation Champions

October 15, 2007 1:19 am

Segment 1: Finding and Keeping Innovation Champions What are innovation champions? Passionate about an idea Will do almost anything to see the idea become a reality Why are they iimportant?…

Podcast:  Career advice for the creative/innovation economy

Podcast: Career advice for the creative/innovation economy

April 22, 2007 3:50 am

Segment 1: Career advice for the creative/innovation economy Find mentors: Look for different mentor/apprenticeships over your career to gain different skills/perspecive. Find and feed your passion:  With passion, your sucess is all but gaurenteed Change jobs/change industries:  Don’t get stuck in the same role.  Change roles and expand your experience and perspective.…

Killer Innovations CD Project

Killer Innovations CD Project

December 18, 2006 12:03 am

As I have mentioned in some of the most recent podcasts, I’m beginning work on a CD. This is in response to the numerous requests I get to recommend a handful of shows that someone should share with their management, team members, etc to help them "get it".  A number of you commented on how hard it is to get some people to even download one show much less listen to the back catalog.…

Podcast: Creative Failure Methodology and Becoming An Innovation Evangelist

Podcast: Creative Failure Methodology and Becoming An Innovation Evangelist

June 20, 2006 8:53 am


Creative Failure Methodology When looking for ideas or creative solutions, we tend to ignore the unexpected — and as a result, we fail to take advantage of the creative opportunity BF Skimner: Whenever you are working on something and found somthing interesting, drop everything else and study it.…