I am working with Leo Burnett this summer on the innovation squad with with Mark, Chief Innovation Officer and Carey, SVP Strategic Partnerships. The project is about exploring collaboration and innovation, and working toward building a company culture of creativity. Leo Burnett is a 78 year-old award winning agency employing 1900 people globally. They are … Read More
Storytelling predates written communication. Stories have been shared in every culture that exists. Whether instilling moral values, recounting ancestral heritage or passing down culture through the generations, the entire fabric of our lives and existence of humanity is simply series of stories intricately woven together. It’s a key component of the curriculum at Experience Institute, … Read More
Two experiences down. We’re in the home stretch now of this learning journey, but it’s really just the beginning. In the last meetup, there was much action around the idea that reflection is learning. Sure, I’m a founding student of Experience Institute where we believe in learning by doing. We’re discovering, though, that it’s in that reflection time … Read More
It’s easy to complain when something goes wrong. It’s easy to forget about everything that happens behind the scenes and all the effort that goes into starting something.
As we shed our old skins, the year of the snake slithers into history and we welcome the galloping horse. According to the Chinese Zodiac. January 31st marked the Chinese New Year signifying the beginning of the year of the horse. I don’t usually read into this kind of stuff much, but I can’t help … Read More
Teams are the glue that bind everything together in our world. There’s lots of frameworks and models freely accessible about different functional pieces of a venture like finance, business model, sales, marketing, community building, social media, organic farming, etc. The tools to learn all of these practices, and more, already exist. There’s a difference between … Read More
At Island Vibes, I met Fred who had recently taken a permaculture design course at a newly developed piece of land. Fred spoke of a gasifier machine he learned about at the course which sounded remarkable. They launched a community project to build one – a wood stove that runs a generator, produces gasoline, runs … Read More
When you start focusing on opportunities and solutions, it becomes evident that the problem are actually much smaller than they’re made out to be. We live in a world of opportunity.