On the Origins of Creativity

By |2013/02/26|


How Human Ingenuity Arose
Fascinating articles by Heather Pringle in Scientific American Magazine, on the origins of creativity:

Scientists long thought that early humans were stuck in a creative rut until some 40,000 years ago, when their powers of innovation seemed to […]

What is the “Secret Sauce” of Innovation?

By |2013/02/26|

I recently gave a talk at ProductCamp Vancouver, on the 5 Discovery Skills of Out-Performing Innovators, based on the Innovator’s DNA study by Christensen et al. Have a look at the slides here:

What is the […]

How to sell your creative ideas to bosses, clients & other decision-makers

By |2013/01/28|

 When it comes to putting creativity to work, the biggest challenge usually isn’t about coming up with ideas, it’s getting those ideas listened to, accepted, and implemented in your organization.
That’s why it is so […]

9 Questions for Creative Reflection

By |2012/12/13|

9 Questions for Creative Reflection
Design your future. Sculpt your career. Compose your life.

What creative projects did you complete in the past year?
What creative risks did you take?
What wisdom have you gained?
What didn’t you accomplish […]

Books on Art, Creativity, Design and Innovation

By |2012/12/12|

Load up your reader with these books on Art, Creativity, Design and Innovation:


 by Harold G. Nelson and Erik Stolterman. MIT Press 2012

Harold Nelson is a colleague and I value his wisdom and clarity. He […]

Meditation makes you more creative

By |2012/11/20|

Meditate to create: the impact of focused-attention and open-monitoring training on convergent and divergent thinking
How interesting! Cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato and her fellow researchers at Leiden University used creativity tasks that measure convergent and […]

Science of Creativity Moves Into the Body

By |2012/11/15|

Jeffrey Davis, M.A. has written a wonderful article in Psychology Today about embodied creativity. He asks,
“Why do new ideas and solutions surface to awareness when we’re away from the studio and instead gardening or […]

What is the connection between creativity and workplace wellness?

By |2012/10/18|

Workplace wellness isn’t just about physical health, it is also characterized by a motivated, engaged and inspired workforce who do great work.

The presence of creativity indicates a healthy life force energy and spirit of […]

Fine arts degrees open doors – thestar.com

By |2012/10/04|

Honoured to be mentioned in the Toronto Star

Here is an excerpt

The value of a fine arts degree in Ontario has been challenged in the past few years. Universities, such as Queen’s in Kingston, Ont., […]

The Rising Tide of Corporate Refugees: Is your company at risk?

By |2012/09/19|


The rising tide of Corporate Refugees: Is your company at risk?
Here’s my take on emerging trend: A new breed of corporate refugee is emerging that could have an adverse effect on your company. Over […]