Thinking outside the box is an important business skill. It's about discovering new ideas and approaching situations in a different (likely innovative) way. Brainstorming is a popular way to practice...
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The other day, I was walking through Toronto's historic Distillery District. This District is a must-see spot for both locals and visitors to Toronto as it features a wide variety of artistic and cult...
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Years ago, I was in a significant car accident. I was changing lanes and I didn't notice another car pull into my blind spot. In our lives we have similar moments when something unperceived quickly emerges and shakes our sense of safety and security. Often, this disruptive force enters from a blind spot
Personality really is everything.
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I was invited to Estonia to speak in its capital at the Tallinn Music Week Creative Impact Conference. That's right - a major Estonian music festival also hosted a concurrent summit on society, creative economies and city building.
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Young people are obsessed with colours, food is colourful, which means it creates great still shots. Millennials aren't obsessed with food as much as they are taking pictures of it for social engagement. Since smartphone owners and purchasers of photo editing apps and filters are still dominated by youngins, it's almost impossible for this generation to not be able to take salivating photos, upload them to social media and connect with the rest of the world. Social media is changing the way they eat, maybe even the way we non-millennials eat.
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Are you totally in control of your life? How much of your life resulted from serendipitous events, and how much is the result of deliberate action? How many of those details or interactions did you or...
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It's time to throw a sleepover party for your kid and their stuffed animals.
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River Thames in London; photo courtesy @VisitBritain Water has a profound impact on us. The human body is mostly made of water, about 70 per cent, and we cannot survive more than than a few days witho...
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If you think that creativity will be safe from the automation of everything, you are wrong. It's not a question of "if" creativity and advertising will be automated, it is a question of "when." Whethe...
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It turns out that nobody knows what's what when it comes to the media anymore. Who do you trust for your news and media? Now, picture that media outlet. Which way does their news slant? Left? Right? H...
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For years, I have been captivated by Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences - a theory focused on the many varied ways humans make sense of the world or express intelligence. As presented i...
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It's that time of year, folks. People are scrambling through stores, rifling through racks of clothes, desperately yelling, " I need this in a medium!" before collapsing from pre-holiday exhaustion. I...
Some studies have shown that open-mindedness, intellectual curiosity and creativity do in fact benefit the aging mind, and may even play a role in longevity. A positive attitude and outlook on life may also factor in. Well-functioning mental capacities may also influence how people age physically.