Blog posts cover topics such as arts-based learning, arts-in-business, culture, creativity, leadership, innovation and neuroscience.

January 2011

Embracing creative chaos 

Malcolm Gladwell on why creative types need to embrace chaos Gladwell speaks about creativity, chaos and the messiness of imagination. In my experience as a [...]

Top Ten Reasons to Play

  Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown [Avery]   Why is play essential to organizational [...]

Brain Jazz: A new view of the brain’s inner workings

From the Salk Institute for Biological Studies Jan. 2002 According to accepted dogma, the brain responds to sensory experiences somewhat like an electronic bucket brigade, [...]

Dr Amen: Seven Simple Brain-Promoting Nutritional Tips

Dr Amen's seven step plan to get your diet under control and to use food as brain medicine.

Dr Amen: Seven Ways to Optimize your Brain and Your Life

By Dr. Daniel G. Amen   The brain is a three-pound supercomputer. It is the command and control center running your life. It is involved [...]

Interview with inventor Dr. Nakamats

by Chic Thompson Author of What a Great Idea! [amazon_image id="0060969016" link="true" target="_blank" size="medium" ]What a Great Idea: The Four Key Steps Creative People Take[/amazon_image] [...]

Xerox PARC: Collaboration at the Intersection of Art and Science

An interview with John Seely Brown By Linda Naiman One of the most enjoyable aspects of being co-author of Orchestrating Collaboration at Work, was interviewing [...]

Four Ways to Replenish your Creative Spirit

1. CAPTURE YOUR DAYDREAMS Daydreams are fertile ground for the imagination to soar. As you sit absorbed in a problem, notice when you get lost in [...]