Creativity, Future of Work, innovative education, Innovative stimulus, Lead, Learn, Looking for insights, People Management, unconference, Work Futures

Maria Giudice on changemakers…

A great speech on changemakers here by Maria Giudice. People who can solve problems based on evolving circumstances. Changemakers. People who can see the patterns around them. Identify the problems in any situation. Figure out ways to solve the problems. Organise fluid teams. Lead collective action. Continually adapt as situations change. Designers are change makers. […]

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Creativity, Eco Outdoor

The way of Wabi-Sabi

An Essay we commissioned @ Eco Outdoor | by Emma Heath It is the intrinsic beauty we find in peeling paint, battered floors and weathered stone that is testament to our yearning for a deeper connection with the materials that surround us. Think about the rust that forms on metal giving it a weathered appearance. […]

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Creativity, Eco Outdoor, Problem Solve

Choose imperfect

It would do us all some good to celebrate imperfection a little more in our own lives as well. We talk a lot about imperfection in design, in pattern and in texture. We celebrate imperfect stone patinas and timber finishes. We look for the character that comes with vintage or pre-loved. We love broken sourdough […]

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Creativity, Eco Outdoor

Natural imperfect beauty

We have always been enamored by the beauty found in nature’s artistry. As children we carefully collected little treasures from the garden and lovingly stowed them safely away. An odd shaped twig or a small stone that was so shiny it felt as if it must contain deep magical powers even as it just rested […]

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Creativity

build collective

 It starts from nothing, just a drawing or a sketch. The sketch is part of the process and not necessarily an end in itself as the conceptual idea emerges and turns itself over. Measured observations of the life to be lived draw conclusions about shape and form; define the intersection of spaces and the transitions between […]

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Creativity, Find, social media, steal or borrow info, unbusiness

the curation conundrum

I was trawling through my usual channels of content this morning and came across these posts on curation. Certainly a lot of conversation in the bloggersphere has been stimulated by the posting of the curator’s code. The code states that we should “keep the rabbit hole of the Internet open by honouring discovery”. Not only […]

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Creativity, Future of Media, Futures

on the brink

A transformer from Nike sent me this link to “On The Brink” which discusses the past, present and future of connectivity with a mix of people including David Rowan, chief editor of Wired UK; Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr; and Eric Wahlforss, the co-founder of Soundcloud. Each of the interviewees discusses the emerging opportunities being […]

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Creativity, innovative education, Learn, Meet

Creativity is as important as literacy

Where’s the innovation in our education system? I had a question posed by one of my readers yesterday about innovation in education. She contends that our public schools have become “test factories powered by child labour where there is only one correct answer for each question”. Many parents I know have expressed frustration at our […]

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Creativity

Steve Jobs on joining the dots…

Now I’m not a super techie but I must admit, when Steve Jobs passed away I was devastated. Maybe I’d read too many Silicon Valley articles, books and biographies. Over the years I’d churned through the lives of Steve Wozniak, Paul Allen, Bill Gates and the rest of the tech revolutionaries. I’d poured over business […]

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