- Creativity, Innovation, Ideas and Trends for Business


Ideas are the Only Currency in the New Economy

Every Business is Becoming a Coffee Shop

March 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Collaboration

In the idea economy, our social connections (social capital), and effectiveness in collaboration are critical success factors. Historically, there has been no better location for the creative classes to work, connect and share ideas than coffee shops. Futurist Stephen Gordon, predicts that In the Future, Everything will be a Coffee Shop.

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Forget Collaboration – Individuals are More Creative than Groups

February 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Collaboration

Individuals perform better than groups in quantity and quality of ideas. The larger the group, the more they are susceptible to group think.

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Why Collaboration Often Fails and What to Do About It.

January 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Collaboration

There is no question that the Internet has changed the way we work and connect with others. From a few people working on a shared Google document to thousands contributing to projects like Wikipedia or Linux, we are collaborating in unprecedented ways. When it works, collaboration is synergistic and amazing. The problem is that too often, real, meaningful collaboration is thwarted by an ugly thing called people.

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Occupy Wall Street – Grows to a World Wide Protest

October 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Collaboration

Big Ideas Tens of thousands are now involved with the Occupy Wall Street Protests worldwide Web based platforms facilitate the coordination of mass gatherings and protests around the world With online collaboration tools, a single leader or clear plan are not required. You have undoubtedly heard about the Occupy Wall Street protests that have been […]

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Social Media and the Changing Face of Politics – Lessons from the Alberta PC Leadership Race

August 18th, 2011 · No Comments · Social Media

Social media and technology in general, are having profound effects on all aspects of our lives. From toppling dictatorships in the Middle East, to getting an under dog in the white house, to outing rioting hoodlums in London and Vancouver, the world is much different than it was just a decade ago. Success requires embracing the principles of Authenticity, Transparency and Collaboration. The Alberta PC Party Leadership Race offers a great case study in the future of politics and social media use in general.

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Share Office Space to Lower Costs and Increase Collaboration

February 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Collaboration

I love the idea of co-working type environments where freelancers and smaller businesses can minimize some of the costs of having an office, yet still get the benefits of a shared work space. There is a buzz and energy when you work around other creative entrepreneurs that is near impossible to duplicate when in cafes or at home. These benefits can be amplified if you take time to find a company that you might work together with or for. ShareYourOffice is a fantastic idea that I hope is really successful.

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Innovate like a Kindergartner

February 3rd, 2011 · 2 Comments · Creativity

To foster creativity, everyone should draw, everyone should contribute and how people move within a physical space plays a crucial role in our creative work.

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Creative Decisions Can’t be Made by Committee

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Collaboration

Crowdingfunding is great to encourage fan involvement, but ultimately decisions need to be made by an individual.

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