How to Nurture Creativity in Your Kids

Every parent believes their child is special and gifted from the moment they hold their little bundle of joy in their arms marveling at the miracle they created. But as they grow, it’s easy to lose sight of that amazement as everyday tasks take over: eating and sleeping, school, after-school activities, homework. But in order […]

Whats missing to ensure we have a robust community of entrepreneurs?

  Do you agree that entrepreneur’s are artists? I do.  The act of creating something from nothing is art and that’s what entrepreneur’s do everyday.  This holds not only for the process of launching a business but also for the innovations they create. The  drive to innovate is at the heart of the entrepreneur.  Its […]

US vs China Parents – What skills do children need to be innovative?

During a recent meeting I attended with educators and government officials, I shared my frustration with the “output” of the current educational system.   In my opinion, the system is optimized to produce graduates with deep technical skills and the ability to take tests.  One competency that I see missing in our children is the ability to apply creative […]

Stupid Wins In The Game Of Innovation

We are a race of innovators – born to use our imagination to create not only solutions to our most pressing problems (polio vaccine) but to also create the fun in our lives (pet rocks). We only have to look as far as our kids so rediscover that fundamental draw to use our imagination to create something out of nothing. Children are naturally superb innovators. They can create the most amazing toys from normal household items. Who would have thought of all the uses for a paper towel roll?