Monthly Archives: November 2011

Innovative Environments

Steven Johnson’s newest book, Where Good Ideas Come From (2010), is a beautiful read. I’m smitten with the adjacent possible, the idea that “we are surrounded by potential new configurations, new ways of breaking out of our standard routines … The trick is to figure out ways to explore the edges of possibility that surround […]

By |November 29th, 2011|Creativity, Innovation|0 Comments

Herding Thoroughbreds

“Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.”  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

This week I was privileged to race with small herds of thoroughbreds – professionals with the pedigree and will to excel […]

By |November 17th, 2011|Leadership|0 Comments

In and out of character

“When I can’t immediately define the character, and there’s an element of mystery to it and still a lot to be explained, that’s when I say yes. I like those kinds of complicated characters. I just do.” ~ Leonardo DiCaprio

There’s a lot to be said for knowing oneself, playing to our strengths and sticking to […]

By |November 10th, 2011|Arts & culture, Creativity, Leadership|1 Comment