Apr
14

Developing Your Mindset

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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...]

Apr
07

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...]

Mar
31

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

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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...]

Mar
24

Arts Advocacy Day: Lobbying for the Arts

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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...]

Mar
17

Women as Elements of Change

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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, the Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship is proud to be an educational … [Read more...]

Mar
05

Obama Administration releases its Cultural Agencies FY 2015 budget

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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...]

Feb
24

Funding Innovation, Founder’s Blues and Avoiding Early Start-Up Mistakes

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Life as a start-up is certainly not easy. Finding funding for our innovative ideas, managing mental health and minimizing mistakes are at the top of most start-up's must have lists. I hope these three reads provide some interesting insights. The Re-Emerging Art of Funding Innovation As the strategic philanthropy movement has swept … [Read more...]

Feb
10

A Model for Building New Ventures in America

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Today many college graduates aspire to finance, consulting, law school, grad school, or medical school out of a vague desire for additional status and progress rather than from a genuine passion or choosing those professional paths because they are a personal/lifestyle fit.  Perhaps these folks really do have something to learn from the … [Read more...]

Feb
02

Living (or not) the Creative Life

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"Growth is much more than a strategy. It is a complex change process that involves the right mindset, the right processes, experimentation and an enabling environment." ~ Edward Hess teaches business administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Ed got it right. For the last eight years my professional growth … [Read more...]

Jan
28

Investing in Creativity

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For those of you who are not familiar with this 2003 study, or who are, read about it (again). This review of Investing in Creativity: A Study of the Support Structures for U.S. Artists was written by Katherine Gressel in 2012 and posted in CreateEquity. Katherine does a fabulous job of illuminating how things have not changed. While … [Read more...]

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