Tag Archives: creativity

Embracing the Innovator’s Mindset

When a sports participant lacks confidence, a coach might advise the player to “fake it until you make it.” In other words, if you act as though you’re confident, you’ll eventually develop real confidence. It’s a mindset. Similarly, adopting a … Continue reading

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How They Do It: Brand Strategy with ZEESMAN CEO Bonnie Nijst

Can you grow your business by putting your marketing on hold? Most MBAs would tell you no. But the strategy worked for a client of ZEESMAN, a highly regarded Los Angeles-based brand strategy and marketing firm. While conducting a brand … Continue reading

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Are You Part of the E-Reading Trend?

Have you read an e-book recently? If you said yes, it’s likely that you: Read more books, including print versions, than those who say no. The average e-book reader reports reading 24 books in the past 12 months. This compares … Continue reading

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Education Key to Fostering Innovation and Creativity

Technology continues to change how we access and consume information. But are we equipping our students to filter, analyze and synthesize information from multiple streams? Achieving such digital literacy will ground 21st century students for success in work and life. … Continue reading

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Interested in Media? Here’s an Interactive Map to Bookmark

Are you a news junkie? If so, you probably know a thing or two about the top U.S. media outlets. Now, there’s a chance to learn even more about your favorites. The researchers at Bitly, a URL shortener service, have … Continue reading

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How to Increase Your Creativity Quotient

Journalist Jonah Lehrer previewed his new book “Imagine: How Creativity Works” in the March 9 edition of The Wall Street Journal. Whether it was the author’s encouraging tone or his myth-breaking stance about who really fits the creative profile, the … Continue reading

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​What “The Artist” Can Teach Us about Communications

We didn’t need dialogue. We had faces. Norma Desmond Sunset Boulevard Later today, I’ll be among millions worldwide watching the 84th annual Academy Awards. Although surprises do happen, this year’s favorite for best picture is director Michel Hazanavicius’s homage to … Continue reading

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A Communications Resource and Eight Tips for Memorable Leadership

If you write, present or simply seek inspiration from thought leaders, you may be interested in a new resource from TED. The team behind “ideas worth spreading” has collected memorable quotes from its presenters in categories that include business, creativity, … Continue reading

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Four Shadows You Can Avoid on Groundhog Day

Today, Punxsutawney Phil will poke his head out of his burrow to survey the weather near his Pennsylvania home — his 126th prognostication. Will he see his shadow and hibernate for six more wintry weeks? Or will his forecast promise … Continue reading

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Putting Visual Storytelling to Work for Your Brand

Does it seem that as soon as you’ve mastered one social networking tool, another appears? One promising site for brands whose business or product has a strong visual component is Pinterest. A virtual bulletin board, it describes itself as a … Continue reading

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