On Creativity

5 Reasons Why You May Never Be Creative

5 Reasons Why You May Never Be Creative

Throughout the business community there’s no shortage of discussion about the importance of creativity for both corporate and personal success. In fact, it’s increasingly viewed as a core competency. As a creative professional, I couldn’t agree more. So I’d like to outline some of the obstacles to creativity, what might be keeping you or your company […]

Learning To Think Inside A Box

Learning To Think Inside A Box

Search Google for “Training To Think Outside The Box” and you’ll get close to 10 million results. An overabundance of articles, seminars and workshops will instruct you on the myriad ways to overcome the box-like constraints that are keeping you or your company from reaching its true creative potential. There’s just one problem: Creativity is […]

Learning

Learning How To Learn | A Musician’s Approach

Learning How To Learn | A Musician’s Approach

In a recent episode of Sam Harris’ Waking Up podcast, author and futurist Kevin Kelly claimed that the most important skill contemporary education can offer is learning how to learn. As technology changes at an ever-increasing pace, Kelly argues, we’ll all be perennial “newbies,” forever required to master new competencies which themselves will soon become […]

The Power of Practice

The Power of Practice

In his bestselling book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly mentions the “10,000-Hour Rule,” claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours. Whether the correct amount is 10,000 hours or 20,000 or 5,000, the fact remains that […]

By October 29, 2010 Read More →

On Storytelling

Critical Thinking And Storytelling

Critical Thinking And Storytelling

We usually don’t speak of critical thinking and storytelling in the same breath. But critical thinking is key to storytelling in a number of ways. Before we explore them, it might be best to review what we mean by critical thinking in the first place. In short, critical thinking is an approach to determining whether […]

What Is Brand Storytelling?

What Is Brand Storytelling?

A lot has been made about the importance of brand storytelling. Which begs the question: what exactly is brand storytelling? Moreover, is “storytelling” even the right word to describe what a brand does or should be doing? Is Brand Storytelling Just A Buzzword? We tend to think of “stories,” after all, as narratives that have a […]

By July 14, 2016 Read More →