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A signal that you won’t ever innovate

Last weekend my company, Blu Maya, held a small conference at our office building. The theme of the conference was the process of animation. The event was great, but it could have been even better. Here’s why… One thing that stood out for me the most, was how most people don’t go to conferences/talks unless [...]

From Script to End: The Process of Animation

Blu Maya and IOS Offices is proud to bring you two pioneers in the art of animation for the first time together on one stage to show and talk to you about how they do it: Walt Disney Studios and The Simpsons. I’m proud to say that this is the first time an event like [...]

The first innovation principle non-innovators must embrace

I’ve mentioned this before, but it is worth mentioning again: anything can be reimagined. And I think this is a key innovation principle non-innovators must embrace. In practice, what does this mean? For an example, read the text below: The ice cream scoop has gone through different iterations. Yet, it isn’t perfect. Why is that? [...]

Is critical thinking irrelevant because of social media?

. @jorgebarba@copyblogger Social media cause world of Critical Thinking to have flat or circular orbit? Re: copyblogger.com/critical-think… — Steve Koss (@SteveKoss) August 27, 2012 Here’s my answer Steve: It’s a circular orbit in every sense. It has made more obvious what we already know: Critical thinking is non-existent on the web. Or anywhere else for [...]

Creative awareness: Hidden innovation obstacle for organizations

This is a guest post by Chris Grivas, principal of Chris Grivas Consulting (www.chrisgrivas.com) an organizational and leadership development consultancy focused on increasing the creative capacity of individuals, teams, and organizations. He is co-author of THE INNOVATIVE TEAM: Unleashing Creative Potential For Breakthrough Results. A recent IBM study of more than 1500 executives around the [...]

The difference between good and bad rebels

If you are an Insurgent (like me!), then you are a Rebel. So, what makes a Rebel? Here’s simple chart I received on a newsletter from Rebels at Work: Are you a Good Rebel or bad?

Useful Familiar + Useful Familiar = Value

For those of you who can’t find a fast, easy and reliable way to backup your tweets, my friend @dscofield alerted me to a very useful tool: Need to #Backup Tweets? I found a recipe at @ifttt that backups tweets to your dropbox – so easy & current! very cool! ow.ly/caWRp — Deb Mills-Scofield (@dscofield) [...]