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.

  • Artificial Intelligence: The Cannabidiol of Business

    In the bustling marketplace of modern business, we hear whispers of a new remedy from startup garages to the corridors of boardrooms – Artificial Intelligence (AI), or as I like to call it, "the Cannabidiol (CBD) of Business."

  • Executive Cheatsheet: What’s the difference between critical thinking, design thinking, and human-centered design?

    Critical thinking is a general cognitive skill focused on rational analysis and decision-making. Design thinking is a creative problem-solving approach focusing on empathy and user-centric solutions. Human-centered design is a broader concept encompassing critical and design thinking, emphasizing the importance of user needs and preferences in problem-solving and design processes.

  • Unlocking Creativity and Expertise: The Benefits of an Apprenticeship with a Design Consultant

    Kevin Popovic, Education Manager for Design Lab at UC San Diego, explains that in a competitive job market, undergraduate students are constantly seeking opportunities to gain a competitive edge and enhance their employability. One avenue that has gained significant recognition is apprenticeships with experienced design consultants. These apprenticeships offer students a unique chance to delve into the world of design thinking and apply their academic knowledge to real-world projects.

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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