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Can a Table Kill Creativity and Collaboration?

April 19, 2014 by Edward Boches
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Boardroom Creativity

Sit on the floor. Get rid of the chairs. And the desks. And the teacher at the front of the room. What happens? Ideas and creativity happens. Collaboration happens. It’s amazing the influence that physical space has on how we determine our roles, perceive ourselves, and interact.[read more]

9 Ways To Create Time, Space, and Stillness For Meaningful Work

December 29, 2013 by Ernest Barbaric
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Space for Good Work

I am fascinated by people who do meaningful work. People who create, share and nurture ideas that move us toward a better future. They somehow operate differently, and I am curious to find out how. Late last year, I decided to start set up interviews with some of these people I could get access to.[read more]

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Content Creation: Let Creativity Thrive

December 4, 2013 by Monica Jade Romeri

Content creativity.

Content creation is a major and ever-present challenge for marketers and companies of all types. Although frequent blogging is a best practice, the pressure to create original, compelling and valuable content stymies many content writers.[read more]

Creativity vs. Me-too Content Creation [VIDEO]

May 7, 2013 by Gini Dietrich

Jason Konopinski

Creativity is a challenging concept, and it’s something I write on frequently… stringing out the best way to present my unique voice, my unique perspective, and how to translate that into client work. Let’s be honest: Marketing creativity is hard, it’s not easy, and marketers in particular tend to take the path of least resistance. We try to replicate the success of others.[read more]

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So You Want to Get Creative in Content Marketing

March 15, 2013 by Kimberly Grimms

There’s a saying that’s been going around among content marketers since the rise of the internet. It’s whispered in hushed yet angry tones, passed secretly between one zombified content marketer to the next. Creativity is dead. Hard sell is the way to go.[read more]

12 Powerful Ideas On Creativity and Business From The PSFK Conference

November 2, 2012 by Rohit Bhargava
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The event lived up to its expectations. Despite an understandably reduced crowd (thanks to the Hurricane), we all gathered at the Kabuki Sundance Theater in San Francisco as branding gurus, designers, architects, educators and entrepreneurs all took the stage to share groundbreaking new ideas on the future of business and culture. In a few weeks, all the video from the event will be available online, but in the meantime – here’s a short recap of some of the most profound ideas that I took away from the day of speakers:[read more]

Clay Shirky on Creativity: “You Can’t Fake Interestingness”

May 21, 2012 by Maddie Grant

Clay Shirky

"Shirky describes five student projects that he thinks are pushing the creative boundaries – from interface design to how people cluster to build new work. At the end of the talk, the technology thought-leader compares creatives as members of a philharmonic orchestra and wonders if any rules can be drawn from looking at such an ensemble.”[read more]

Should You Major in Social Media?

March 14, 2012 by Deborah Sweeney
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Is it worth it to take out a student loan to study social media instead of a broader major in say, marketing or communications? An attractive idea on paper, but you’re better off skipping it in favor of a more established area of concentration and pursuing working on your blog on the weekends for several reasons.[read more]

Those Brilliant Marketing Ideas

June 24, 2011 by Ric Dragon

"Our daily work can help reinforce our cognitive patterns, so that when it’s time for creative thinking, it can be challenging to get out of the rut. While they might seem preposterous at the moment, small changes in our collective behavior can get us out of those ruts, and bring in fresh thinking."[read more]

How To Be A More Compelling Writer

July 23, 2010 by Harry Hoover
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We’ve been examining the ways to make your blog more compelling.  A number of Twitterati responded to my request for their ideas on the topic. The quality of writing was on their minds: As we heard from Jim Dietzel, a Fortune 1000 blogger for Rubbermaid, “Hire a good writer. Seriously.” Colleague Tom Pick...[read more]

Heaven Looks (a lot) Like YouTube

January 23, 2009 by Valeria Maltoni

Paul Bennett is my new business hero. I discovered his post on creativity and the rise of optimism via Diego Rodriguez [metacool] and I'm already a fan. The title is an expression he used in the post. Paul says something very simple, and  very very hard for businesses to understand - people want to contribute. In the command and...[read more]

Why Big Ideas are so Big

August 19, 2008 by Gary Bembridge

When it comes to developing creating communication, I am a believer in the need to focus first and foremost on the BIG IDEA. Once you have the Creative Big Idea then you can get into the execution. Once you have a Big Idea it is then also very easy to globalise it or write new executions - as then all people locally need to do is create...[read more]

WGA Writer Strike: The Longtail Revenue is at Stake

November 28, 2007 by Daniel Riveong

My friend Nina speaks out on the WGA Strike The WGA Writer strike has been ongoing for more than two weeks now. At the heart of it, the WGA Writer Strike is a signaling that writers and the producers knows that the future of film and televisions shows is not in cable television, but with in the “New Media”: we are moving away...[read more]

Google's Eric Schmidt on “creation in the cloud” and “platformizing” the Web.

October 26, 2007 by Tom Mandel

In the introduction to Google's 3d Quarter earnings call, CEO Eric Schmidt says: …we are now seeing a massive transition to web-based cloud computing at a consumer and enterprise level. … We are really on the cusp of a world where everyone can create, share, collaborate and find their content in the cloud anytime and...[read more]

 
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