Driving Creativity

The Next Thing Part 2: A Gamer is Born

Game Collection and Foam Squares

My daughter has been making games for as long as I can remember. We’re closing in on some cool ideas.

The Faintest Ink…

The romantic storyteller will tell you that its because inspiration can strike anytime, and the napkin was the only thing available. However, the real reason is because they had a great idea that they didn’t want to lose and they didn’t have a sketchbook or notebook handy.

Yes, if…

The fact is, the more creative your team is, the more they will thrive on answers that start with “yes, if…”

Haven’t Seen Avatar

Update: On February, 14, a full 8 weekends into its run, I took my wife to see Avatar, hoping it would be a nice diversion from the recent death of her mother and shooting of her sister. It worked just fine. To make sure that we would NOT miss it again, I bought tickets online. Though it felt overly cautious to do so, I just didn’t want to take the chance. I’m glad I did, because once again, t…

Sharpening the Saw: Mental

About mid January most of my team at work took a 2 day course on the principles from Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The 7th habit, Sharpening the Saw, refers to the process of scheduling time for personal growth, relaxation, health and exploration. He breaks the areas we need to focus on into 4 groups, Physical, Social/Emotional, Mental and Spiritual.

When we got…

Linchpin: Are You Indespensable?

I’ve recently started reading a preview copy of Seth Godin’s Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? I’m hoping to make a few updates between now and finishing it, but I wanted to just drop a quick post and let you know that this book is really resonating with me.

See, I stopped freelancing almost 4 years ago because I realized my business wasn’t going in a direction that made me happy, and reading…

Brain Power

This is a silly one suitable for this time of year while many of us are on vacation. You might have already gotten this in your email; apparently its been kicking around the intertubes for a while. If not, enjoy. I’ve found it a very interesting example of not just the power of our brains, but also the idea that things don’t have to fit into the nice little rules we live by to actually work.

Its OK to Fail. Maybe…

Is it OK to fail?

Wise men will tell you that it is OK to fail. That you will learn a lot from failure. That you can grow from failure.

Realists will tell you that failure will cost you, sometimes dearly.

Everyone will tell you that failure is inevitable.

Who’s right?

They all are. So, what do you do about it? Embrace the fact that failure is inevitable by preparing for it.

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