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Navigating the Difficulty of Blending Cultures

Culture is defined by the norms, values, and behaviors that determine how disparate people working together do things. It is shaped by all the past experiences we bring to the community. That is why there can never be a ground … Continue reading

Awakening the Inner Artist

guest post by Carolyn Scarborough

I’m sitting in a coffee shop with my sketchbook, drawing the mugs hanging above the counter. I take out my water pen and rub it over the graphite pencil sketch to make it look more artsy. That feels pleasurable, and … Continue reading

Is Creativity a Hard or Soft Skill?

“Your weapons. You will not need them.” – Yoda, Star Wars According to Linkedin, creativity is the most important skill in the world. Creativity is not merely a gift; it is a skill that can be learned and taught. But … Continue reading

Impressions from SXSW 2019

What’s up, SXSW?

Pretending to be able to sum up a conference with 600+ sessions is hubris. But throughout the sessions that I attended (30 or so), I tried to identify patterns, motifs that repeat themselves. One of the reasons that makes SXSW … Continue reading

The Five Criteria to Develop a Culture of Innovation

If you ask managers, employees or executives whether they want to work in a company that has a culture of innovation, most will say yes. Why does this sound so attractive? Innovation is associated with rapid success, disruptive innovation and … Continue reading

Failure — Driver for Creativity

Review of Sarah Lewis’ The Rise

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams   Is failure a mandatory step in achieving mastery? This is the question that art historian and curator Sarah Lewis examines in her … Continue reading

The Transforming Power of Play

What if there was a way to turn things you dread into games? Former philosophy professor Antanas Mockus had an intriguing and wildly successful idea to do just that when he was elected Mayor of Bogota, Columbia, in 1995. One … Continue reading