Developing Your Mindset


      According to Carol Dweck, author of the book Mindset, there are two fundamental types: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. … [Read more...]


      How Different Cultures Define “Type A Personalities”

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      Written By Ilan Nass- an editor at Fueled.  We develop iPhone and Android apps. Type A people tend to be ambitious, assertive, proactive planners who are focused on high achievements – all traits that can be advantageous for entrepreneurs. However, when doing business with other cultures it’s important to understand that being a … [Read more...]


      Art imitating life, or life imitating art? Rap and Hip-Hop Culture in Chicago

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      Written by Marcus Brown For years rap and hip-hop culture has been heavily associated with the crime and murder rates in the inner-city streets of America. Specifically, rap music is often littered with incriminating chants and lyrics about robbing, killing and fornication. The intensity of these discourses varies from generation to … [Read more...]


      Creating Harmony: The new game to learn how to play in the creative economy.


      Harmony is not about what's lasting or permanent. It's about individual voices coming together for a moment. And that moment lasts the length of a breath. That's what I think about my time here.  ~Francis Underwood, House of Cards Harmony is a valuable resource that cannot be overlooked in the 21st century creative economy. The speed of … [Read more...]


      Arts Advocacy Day: Lobbying for the Arts


      Written by John Eger Arts Advocacy Day 2014 is this week (March 24-25). But what to advocate this year? More money? Always nice. More prestige? That, too. The argument I would put forth to artists and art organizations alike -- who most likely will be calling on local, regional politicians and Congress -- is the role that art … [Read more...]


      10 Best Blogs for Female Entrepreneurs


      STAFF PICKS By: Toby Bower Posted: March 19, 2014 From big names to up-and-comers, BadCredit.org experts share their picks for the top resources in the personal finance industry. Women have smashed through the glass ceiling and are now flexing their entrepreneurial spirit in a bold new … [Read more...]


      Women as Elements of Change


      I am writing today from Amman Jordan where I have been attending The first East West & Africa  'Women as Elements of Change' Conference. Hosted by Her Royal Highness Princess Taghrid and the General Director of The Princess Taghrid Institute, Dr. Aghadeer Jewihan. Our sister organization, the Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship, … [Read more...]


      Staying Ahead of the Curve: Shaping your Music Career for Maximum Impact


      By Peter Spellman (excerpted from his book Indie Marketing Power) The music biz stands at an historical crossroads–almost every aspect of the way people create, consume and listen to popular music is changing, dwarfing even the seismic shift in the 1880s when music lovers turned from sheet music and player pianos to wax cylinders and … [Read more...]


      Obama Administration releases its Cultural Agencies FY 2015 budget


      Yesterday the Obama Administration released its FY 2015 budget request to Congress, which includes funding for the nation's cultural agencies and programs, such as the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Office of Museum Services, and the Department of Education's Arts In Education program. As Americans for the Arts President … [Read more...]


      What does flexibility do? Reflections on Creative Ecosystem Building

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      My vision has been stable for a few years now and suddenly it changed- literally. Overnight my new glasses have brought new clarity and one of those creative rocket speed growth spurts along with them. Considering vision is a key sensing and perceiving tool, this is no real surprise to me. No wonder the eye doctor wants to see you at … [Read more...]

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