Jan
10

5 to read + 1 to watch

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Here are 5 must read articles and one must watch video that I want to share with you. If you care about finding your true purpose in life, 21st century skill building, what education is doing (or not doing) to help us all achieve all that we can, and innovation, your thinking will be sparked by all of these finds. lisa To Foster … [Read more...]

Jan
08

Passion Incorporated

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Incorporating passion into business is really what has been organized now into a discipline we now call design thinking. What can design thinking do to help cultivate new entrepreneurs? Neil Grimmer, president and cofounder of Plum Organics explains how to apply the principles of design thinking to develop a new product, business or an … [Read more...]

Dec
30

Next to the book, nothing will change education more in 2014 than digital learning

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By Hechinger Report One of history’s earliest education disruptions came with the invention of the printing press.   The book, of course, followed, and both had huge implications for education — just as new technologies do today. But it is how we use these technologies that really matters most, says Frederick (Rick) Hess of … [Read more...]

Dec
09

And the word is STEAM

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Written by John Eger Last month, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL), Co-Chairs of a Congressional Caucus committed to putting A (the role the arts play in nurturing young peoples new thinking skills) into the language of the America COMPETES Act (also know as the STEM act), together with 28 other … [Read more...]

Dec
02

The Best Entrepreneurial Publications

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No surprise. It's a pretty short list. Being remarkable isn't easy but if you are, it stands the test of time. Entrepreneur Magazine: Entrepreneur Magazine offers a complete list of Topics for information of interest to entrepreneurs as well as their list of How-To Guides, downloadable business Forms and much more. Inc … [Read more...]

Nov
25

Ode to Failure: An Inspiring Video for Those Who Have Fallen

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If you’ve ever felt like your failures define you, or are consuming your life, then you need to take 10 minutes to watch this inspiring, uplifting video, written, illustrated, and produced by Tamara Levitt.  It's remarkable. http://youtu.be/HtHW6ts_1qU   About Lisa Canning “Vowels are to words what creativity is to the … [Read more...]

Nov
22

How Cities Can Nurture Entrepreneurs

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This week marked the launch of the Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship; hosted by the Kauffman Foundation and in partnership with the city of Kansas City, Mo., mayor's office, mayors and entrepreneurship experts from around the country. "This is the first time mayors from across the country have come together for the sole purpose of … [Read more...]

Nov
21

Culture May Be the Key to Creativity

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Written By John Eger Earlier this year, Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, upon receiving an honorary doctorate from Durham University in the U.K. said: "Culture is what makes us who we are. It gives us strength; it is a wellspring of innovation and creativity; and it provides answers to many of the challenges we face … [Read more...]

Nov
20

Art & Business Career Development Books

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Art and Business and business and art. Developing your career with this dual lens is critical to building the creative economy. Art of Digital Branding (The) - Ian Cocoran This book is for every company that wants to enhance its brand identity through the Internet. Marketers, managers, business owners, and entrepreneurs will find a … [Read more...]

Nov
18

Creating Serendipity in Business

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Can serendipity be planned and orchestrated into a value producing engine for business? Successful global players like Google and LinkedIn think so.  Serendipity or the value creation based on unexpected encounters is a new trend in the world of business. The most innovative companies are now introducing 'serendipity' leaves for their … [Read more...]

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