Make Your Own Creative Class

I have an associate who was a stand-up comedian for a little while. For right now, let’s call him Bill. Bill started out on open mic nights at a local…

6 Easy Steps to Create a Crappy Super Bowl Ad

For the past week or so, I’ve seen a hilarious Volkswagen video clip floating around that has a little kid in a mini Darth Vader costume trying to use the…

An Idea That Will Stick to the Roof of Your Mouth

If you ever wanted to get into the food business, I think it’s important to check your knowledge of food history first: Who invented the crop rotation method for farming?…

Simultaneous Discovery

History is littered with examples of what is known as simultaneous discovery, or simultaneous invention.  It’s a phenomenon in which multiple people, sometimes in the same era, and sometimes over…

Avocation vs. Vocation

I recently attended a discussion group lead by Scott Calvert, the Vice President of Sales at Trada.com, a crowdsource marketing company in Boulder, Colorado (their promo video is awesome –…

“Wreck-it Ralph” a Lesson on What It Means to Be a Hero

SPOILER ALERT: The following blog post will discuss details about the movie “Wreck-it Ralph.” You’ve been warned. And, yes, it’s worth watching it in 3-D. In the Disney 3-D animated…

Skill vs. Capacity

A skill is usually a measureable ability, whether it is physical or mental. The ability to code a website from scratch in less than an hour, or the ability to…

Constructive Feedback vs. Destructive Feedback

Feedback is a tricky thing. First of all, a critique or criticism is not necessarily the same things as feedback. What separates criticism and feedback is the intent. The intention…

The “CEO” Search Experiment

The “CEO” Search Experiment

Originally posted on Medium One of my favorite search tools for finding rights free images (Creative Commons) is the Google Images Search Tool. I was curious as to what would…

Thoughts and Prayers to The People of Boston

Thoughts and Prayers to The People of Boston

  Yesterday around 1:12pm MST, among the stream of the usual content marketing junk tweets on Twitter, a blip about “unconfirmed explosions at the Boston Marathon” caught my attention.  I…

The Theory of Incongruence and the Authentic Self

A psychologist named Carl Rogers posited that when we do not live the life we were meant to live, that when we are not being ourselves, or when we settle…

Hyperfocus vs. Hypofocus

When we think about ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), we typically think of a young child running around from one activity to the next.  When we think of Adult ADD,…


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