Innovators, provocateurs, creatives…are we

“What is a creative?” writer Jeff Goins asks in his blog, goinswriter.com. Jeff knows how creative people are sometimes misunderstood or make others uncomfortable when they step off the yellow brick road.  Creatives are doing every kind of work where advancement and innovation is required: engineers, programmers, system designers, new …

Technology Blurs Work and Life

In Daniel Pink’s books—from “Free Agent Nation” to “A Whole New Mind” and “Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us”—we have a record of the shift in workers’ mindset that technology brought. The nature of work changed from working for companies to owning our own work. We now recognize how ubiquitous innovation and creativity …

Everyday Creatives

The word “creative” used to be one not spoken in the mainstream business world. Nobody wanted to think you were getting “creative” with your bookkeeping or product claims. I’ve been in meetings where I was labeled as a “creative” and it wasn’t meant to be a compliment; it meant what …

Unconscious impressions

Picasso investigated the essence of things – what lay underneath the things he painted. Contrary to what Pablo Picasso is known for – the abstracts of cubism – Picasso could paint with academic accuracy at an early age. He painted “Science and Charity” when he was 15. Picasso untrained his academic …

Born to be life pioneers

We love a good success story, especially in a two-hour movie where we can comfortably experience the thrills of inspiration, the surprises and stresses of a journey, and most of all, the satisfaction of a successful conclusion. Life isn’t like that, is it? Actually, it is like that – in …

Look Homeward, Worker

The stuff of dreams The movie, Field of Dreams (1989, Kevin Costner), is an entrepreneur’s story. “If you build it they will come” is still a catch phrase that speaks to an entrepreneur’s resolve. In the movie, a visionary person risks acting on a very personal belief. It won’t leave …