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Too Much?

Too Much?

I’m trying to spend more of my free time creating. As part of this effort, I am working on writing and recording one song every month. This pace gives me a little breathing room to balance life, while still forcing me to sit down and construct a melody, write lyrics, and complete a recording every […]

The World Will Always Need Story Tellers

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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of making a road trip to Athens, Ohio to present to The Ohio University Society for Professional Journalists. I spoke about the potential opportunity for journalism students to find happiness, and maybe even a steady paycheck, in the field of marketing. The presentation forced me to think […]

odd man out

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Looking for a fun exercise to get your creative juices flowing.  Try Edward De Bono‘s odd man out exercise.  It is simple, fun, and as my friend Artie Isaac would say, it is a great way to “exercise your creative pet.” Start by going to a random word generator site like this one.  Take the […]

Surprisingly Simple Solution for Storing Surprises

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Recently I wrote a post about a simple technique for enhancing your creativity that I learned from reading the book Creativity by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.  In a nutshell 1. Be surprised by something every day, 2. Surprise someone everyday, 3. Write both down and chronicle them over time. I thought it might be wise to […]

What’s the big idea?

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Recently some members of the Dayton Marketing Community met up for the 1st (of what will hopefully be many) Big Idea Breakfast – something I thought up a few days prior while writing my morning pages.   The concept for the event was as follows: This meeting is part networking part innovation part caffeination part collaboration […]

Can You Learn to Be Creative?

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of viewing a speech given to the Columbus Metropolitan Club by Artie Isaac – who among many other things, teaches Creativity to MBA students at The Ohio State University.  I was not present for the event, but rather caught it being run on ThinkTV in Dayton as […]