Be More Attentive; Be More Creative; Be More Productive – A few thoughts from some recent reading

I’ve just read the sample pages of the book Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results by Drew Boyd and Jacob Goldenberg. The premise: there are templates, “inside the box” templates, to help come up with creative breakthroughs. I’ve just re-read portions of David Allen’s Getting Things Done, including the foreword… Read More Be More Attentive; Be More Creative; Be More Productive – A few thoughts from some recent reading

Thoughts on Baylor University, and Turning a Blind Eye – (with insight from Margaret Heffernan, Willful Blindness)

News item: The President, and the head football coach, are both removed from their positions at Baylor University. One specific finding: Actions by University administrators directly discouraged some complainants from reporting or participating in student conduct processes and in one instance constituted retaliation against a complainant for reporting sexual assault. (read the statement from Baylor’s… Read More Thoughts on Baylor University, and Turning a Blind Eye – (with insight from Margaret Heffernan, Willful Blindness)

Martin Lindstrom on “Small Data”: An interview by Bob Morris

At the age of 11 Martin Lindstrom opened the doors to his own Legoland, optimistically anticipating hoards of visitors from near and far. Not a single person showed up. Aware that something more than mere brilliant design was needed to attract visitors, young Martin suddenly had a flash of inspiration: he would advertise! He promptly… Read More Martin Lindstrom on “Small Data”: An interview by Bob Morris

Needs Arise; Solutions are Found – Paper as newfangled technology, and it’s impact (insight from Mark Kulansky)

Technological inventions have always arisen from necessity… As needs present themselves, solutions are found. Mark Kulansky, Paper: Paging through History ——————– So, this morning, I pricked my finger and registered my blood sugar level, as I do every morning. I then entered the reading into an app on my iPhone. With a tap of an icon,… Read More Needs Arise; Solutions are Found – Paper as newfangled technology, and it’s impact (insight from Mark Kulansky)

Spiritual Resource for Defeating Anxiety

There are so many resources available about how to reduce stress and manage anxiety.  Sometimes, we forget that there is a spiritual resource available to us as well. I invite you to read the newest blog posts written about this subject from a spiritual perspective by one of our part-time speakers at Creative Communication Network,  Carmen Coreas.   You can find her post about DEFEATING… Read More Spiritual Resource for Defeating Anxiety

Six Categories, for Learning From the Best Business Books – To Help You Plan your Own Learning Schedule

Life is best understood in chapters, wrote Elton Trueblood many years ago. Maybe so, but your work life may be best understood in “categories.” And, in the years that we have led the First Friday book Synopsis, Karl Krayer and I have presented our synopses of business books, 2 books every month, 12 months a… Read More Six Categories, for Learning From the Best Business Books – To Help You Plan your Own Learning Schedule

What’s your first impulse? Is it compassion – or rejecting judgment? – This reveals so much

I think we can tell a lot about people when we discern their first impulse. I think we can tell a lot about ourselves when we discern our own first impulse. What do I mean? On a corner not far from my house, there is a new “nightly gathering spot” of some homeless folks. A post… Read More What’s your first impulse? Is it compassion – or rejecting judgment? – This reveals so much