Areas of Interest

Foreword from the Author

As long as I can remember I’ve been interested in creating ideas that solve problems. New ideas, unique ideas, novel ideas. Some were definitely better than others, but I always had fun and people told me they liked what I created.

Today, I write about creativity, innovation and design thinking. I share experiences from my projects, I include references from my classrooms, and resources that help me do my job as an innovator.

Review the articles, find something of interest and dig in. If you ask a question, I’ll answer. If you share a comment, I’ll reply. If you want to talk we’ll schedule a call. You see, this is what I do for fun – I’m just looking for people who want to play.

    2807, 2019

    Playbook: How to Create an Innovation Funnel

    July 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

    If you don't have a process to create new ideas, your company is not likely to have new ideas. Companies need new ideas to compete. Leadership needs ideas that solve a specific problem, when they need them, and within budget. Management needs clear direction on the problem, and a method to communicate up the chain and down the line. Employees need to know how they can contribute, and that their contributions are valued.

    503, 2019

    Lecture: How to Solve Business Problems Using Creativity

    March 5th, 2019|Business, Design Thinking|

    Every CEO has a business problem, and every one of them can be solved with a good idea. In my lecture, attendees learn a process for generating solutions to business problems using Design Thinking, and understand how to apply the process to theirs. With the addition of a Project Plan, a CEO can move confidently into addressing the issues that impact their brand, their differentiation or revenue goals.

    1109, 2018

    Using Creativity to Solve Problems for CEO’s

    September 11th, 2018|Articles, Creativity|

    Every problem a CEO faces can be solved with Creativity. When a new CEO takes control of a company, there is usually a list of problems, prioritized by a Board, to be addressed by some action—sooner than later. The specifics vary by industry, but the issues tend to fall into one of these three categories...

    2408, 2017

    TEDx | How Creativity Can Change the World, One Bad Drawing at a Time

    August 24th, 2017|Articles, Creativity|

    Everybody is creative, to some degree, in one way or another. In fact, 98% of children measure as divergent thinkers – people who can generate a volume of ideas in a short amount of time. Yet only 2% of adults score as divergent thinkers.

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