Think (and Act) Like An Artist

If the game is Pictionary, you probably don't want me as your partner. The simple fact is, I can't draw. My animals tend to look (at best) like bloated pigs with crooked legs. To be honest, I've relegated myself to stick figures because to venture beyond (mostly) straight lines is a dangerous choice. If you [...]

Think (and Act) Like An Artist2016-09-06T05:24:52-04:00

Busyness: Enemy of Creativity and Ingenuity

Adapted from the book, Tribal Alchemy: Turning What You Have Into What You Need. (2016). Dave Fleming. A Tribal Alchemy Resource. --- In the first three sections of the book, I explore a process that ingenious tribes use to turn what they have into what they need--in order to overcome challenges and seize opportunities. In [...]

Busyness: Enemy of Creativity and Ingenuity2016-06-02T05:24:00-04:00

Increase Tribal Alchemy Through Personal Creativity

A number of years ago a friend asked me to speak to her college art class about artful living. The college was located in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I arrived early—which seems to be a dysfunction of mine— and decided to walk around the streets of the city. At one point, I noticed a cluster of [...]

Increase Tribal Alchemy Through Personal Creativity2016-05-06T06:49:01-04:00

No, Elon Musk Did Not Do All That This Week. Think: Super Tribe, Not Superman or Superwoman

This meme really gets it wrong. When I first saw the meme, I was certain the creator meant only to inspire. I'm sure the message intended is something like, "Hey, take a look at what this guy did this week. Are you sure you're living up to your potential?" The trouble is it's just not [...]

No, Elon Musk Did Not Do All That This Week. Think: Super Tribe, Not Superman or Superwoman2016-04-13T05:30:37-04:00

Yes, Your Strategy is Going to Let you Down

https://youtu.be/o7jWKy85SYc The question is not, "will your strategy let you down?" It's, "when your strategy lets you down, what will you do next?"

Yes, Your Strategy is Going to Let you Down2016-03-30T07:42:28-04:00

Create Memorable Content: Get beyond the obvious

I read a lot of articles on continuous improvement. What I'm noticing is how much of the current focus on continuous improvement is just reprocessed platitudes. For example:   Idea from an article: Be innovative! (OK, thanks. I already knew that). Idea from another article: Hey, ya know, it's not just about innovation. (OK, thanks, [...]

Create Memorable Content: Get beyond the obvious2016-01-13T06:02:22-04:00

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