My daughter joined me at work today, as she has been doing weekly over the latter part of the summer. I asked her to draw me a picture and write me a poem for my blog. She also drew a picture of me to go alongside. Here is Mady’s poem. It’s called New Seedlings. Lovely […]
I asked Jason Korman, CEO of gapingvoid’s culture design group, the biggest challenges businesses face when connecting with customers and clients. It depends on the business and the target audience. Lowest common denominator would probably just be share of mind/cut through.
I asked Sean Durkin, who was a communications director at Dolby Laboratories and is now a communications consultant at SciQuest:Jaggaer, the following question, which inspired the above cartoon. What’s the biggest challenge you face when trying to stay creative while in a corporate environment? the biggest challenge for me is finding time and space to […]
“Oh yeah, we have someone like you.” I remember when I first heard that. I thought to myself, “really, you have a cartooning sociologist techie and blogger who also happens to have a decade of experience in research and evaluation?” That’s not what they meant of course. What they really meant was that they had a creative. […]
So as promised, I’ve been focusing a lot of attention on building my creative workshop for data people. But while I haven’t posted here, I’ve still been cartooning. So I thought maybe once a month I would send give you a little summary post featuring some of my creative work from around the web. Many of […]
So there’s this thing I gotta do. You know that whole creative workshop for data people thing that I started? I’ve come to the realization that if I want it to be successful, I need to give it everything I’ve got. So freshspectrum’s going to go quiet for a bit. Not sure for how long, […]
The secret to a great whiteboard animation is a fantastic talk. It’s not a way to make boring talks interesting, but rather make already great talks spreadable through a new channel. Check out some of Andrew Park’s work at Cognitive. When you do, think about how many of the talks really need the animation to […]
Austin Kleon was on Kelton Reid’s The Writer Files podcast. He said this when talking about writers block. It sparked today’s cartoon. Problems of output are problems of input.
There is an idea out there that some people are just creative, and others are not. That there is no guide to being creative. But in reality there are a bunch of guides. And there are a lot of teachers too. Each showing or teaching that creativity is as much process as it is talent. IDEO.ORG offers […]
We’re not spending nearly enough time asking each other: What is School For?-Seth Godin My daughter started kindergarten recently. So if you’ve noticed that my posting schedule’s been thrown off or that I’ve seemed a little frazzled as of late, this is definitely a contributing factor. I really disliked school. Or, to dis-aggregate, I was OK with elementary, […]