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Up is Down

Everything popular is wrong. Oscar Wilde and you’ve been eating apples and oranges wrong as well. So before you take on your next, trivial task, stop and think it could … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Flowers, Worms and Iterations

If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing. Edwards Deming Yesterday I attended a talk by Dr. Craig Mello, the 2006 … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Have a Laugh

Play so that you may be serious. Anarchasis If you are looking for group driven innovation and the group isn’t laughing, then you are failing. In a recent study, Shaping … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Get Your Employees Drunk

A drunk driver is very dangerous. So is a drunk backseat driver if he’s persuasive. Demetri Martin Perhaps it is the content I choose to read, but it seems that … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Anacreon In Heaven

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep, … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

10 Reasons not to Read This

USA Today has come out with a new survey – apparently, three out of every four people make up 75% of the population. David Letterman Top 10 things you need … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Simple Change

Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. Will Rogers It’s human nature to see problems, envision solutions and then act on them. We … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Power to not Point

Boredom is rage spread thin. Paul Tillich Here is a tiny fraction of a list of people who changed the world through the power of speech John Fitzgerald Kennedy Martin … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 1 Comment


Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. JFK The video is humorous and creative and worth watching simply for fun. But I’d also like … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment


And the vision that was planted in my brain; still remains; within the sound of silence. Paul Simon Before you hold your next brainstorming session, keep in mind that these … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

In Defense of Gurdon’s Teacher

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Bureaucratic Creativity

“When I ask, ‘Where do you not want creativity?’ someone will inevitably answer, ‘accounting.’” Teresa Amabile Having established in last weeks posting that we can measure creativity, we now ask … Continue reading

August 12, 2011 · 2 Comments

A Measure of Creativity

Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so. Galileo Galilei Is your organization creative?  Should your organization be creative?  How do you change your organization’s level of … Continue reading

August 1, 2011 · 2 Comments

Borrowing Your Way to Greatness

I don’t think anybody steals anything; all of us borrow.  BB King. This article isn’t about cycling.  Well, OK, it is about cycling, but it is also about creating the … Continue reading

July 26, 2011 · 1 Comment