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Wild is the Game: the Art of Facilitation

Julien Goby is the founder of Wild is the Game, initiated 10 years ago. Passionate facilitator, his ambition from the start was to build a structure in which learning and perfecting the profession of facilitation are a priority. Among the pioneers of the profession in France, he strives to ensure that Wild is the Game ...
Tags: France, Creativity, Innovation, Transformation, ASE, Build Capability, Julien Goby, Wild is the Game

The Best Way to Take Notes During a Sermon

Sermons can be a great source of inspiration. But if you have a poor memory, like I do, it’s easy to forget the information and application. For a long time I took basic notes, which was fine, but I wanted to do better. Which lead me to discovering the best way to take notes during a sermon: Sketchnoting. What are sketchnotes and why do they matter? Mike Rhode coined the term Sketchnotes when he developed a form of notetaking to help him at conferences. As a practicing christian, he soon st...
Tags: Seo, Creativity, Sketchnotes, Mike Rhode, Sketchnoting

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Virsix Games

Virsix Games created St. Noire, the world’s first Alexa-powered murder mystery board game. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 23, 2020 One of 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020, Virsix Games reimagines how people play together by remixing analogue play with cutting-edge emerging technologies such as AI, voice-activated smart speakers, augmented reality, near field communication, machine learning techniques and more.Co-founded by Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari) and Zai Ortiz (Hollywood creative d...
Tags: Startups, Los Angeles, Startup, Creativity, Innovation, Alexa, Nolan Bushnell, Sxsw, Ortiz, Amazon Alexa, Hugh Forrest, SxSW Pitch, Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin Startups, Board-games, St Noire

Talented Writers Don’t Need The Ad Biz, The Ad Biz Needs Talented Writers

Richard Huntington is chairman and chief strategy officer at Saatchi & Saatchi. He also one of my favorite advertising thinkers. Here’s what he’s thinking now, care of Campaign: It’s the quality of our stories that matters. Stories that resonate because they come from real people and speak to real people and not from the faked […]
Tags: Advertising, Creativity, Saatchi Saatchi, Richard Huntington, Agency Business, AdPulp

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Quantstamp

Richard Ma, CEO and Co-Founder at Quantstamp, says, “We focus on helping our customers stay safe and succeed because our philosophy is that technology is only a tool to solve people’s problems.” The Forrest Four-Cast: February 20, 2020 Quantstamp is a Y Combinator-backed company building the standard in blockchain cybersecurity. With offices in San Francisco, Toronto, Taipei, and Tokyo, and a team of security experts dedicated to securing decentralized systems, the company is enabling a futur...
Tags: Startups, Japan, Colorado, Entrepreneurship, Germany, Startup, Creativity, Canada, Korea, Tokyo, Kakao, Blockchain, Sxsw, World Economic Forum, Hugh Forrest, SxSW Pitch

Pros and Cons of Becoming an Innovation Consultant

One question many innovators face at some point in their careers is whether to work in a large, corporate organization, or in a small start up or consultancy. Today I want to revisit and update a blog I wrote a few years ago for LinkedIn that discussed some pros and cons of consultancy versus corporate ...
Tags: Career, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Linkedin, Creativity, Culture, Innovation, Consultancy, Consulting, Business Models, Innovation Consultant

Get Creative with Watercolor Brush Indent Designs

Watercolor is one of my personal favorite artistic methods! It’s so simple to do and make something really creative. This technique of making watercolor brush indent designs are easy to do yourself and make beautiful and personalized gift tags or greeting cards! Watercolor Brush Indent Designs I first learned of watercolor in my teens from my sweet big sister, Sue, an amazingly talented artist! She would come home from art school with loads of paint and experiment. I have memories watercolori...
Tags: Crafts, Painting, Creativity, Slideshow, Gift Ideas, Watercolor, Watercoloring, Painting Projects

In Praise of Unremarkable Music: Part 1

Why did you start writing music? Now, what do you hope to accomplish? This year? This decade? By the end of your life? In response to these questions, you might envision your music’s success according to a variety of measures: The awards, press, and publicity it receives. The size of audiences it attracts. The money it makes. The joy you had in creating it. The degree to which it meets a performer’s need or fits their skill level. The experience shared by those in the room when it is performed....
Tags: Hollywood, Montana, Religion, Communication, Creativity, Mindset, John Williams, Composition, Aristotle, Kirk, Bach, New York Philharmonic, Nietzsche, Kant, Eric Whitacre, Kobayashi Maru

Scaredy cat

  All of us get nervous when talking in front of a group. It’s basically a form of stage fright. And yes, it depends on the size of the group, your subject matter, and your experience. But stage fright is a fascinating topic—Barbra Streisand, Laurence Olivier, Adele and Pablo Casals are among many who suffer from it. You don’t have to be a famous performer to get the jitters. It just takes presenting a campaign to one important, impatient client to bring on the dry throat and sweaty palms. ...
Tags: Business, Funny, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Creativity, Old Age, Seniors, Mature, Good Ideas, Getting Older, University of Nebraska Omaha, Jay H Heyman, Pablo Casals, Humor Ideas, Laurence Olivier Adele

Today You, Tomorrow Me [Video]

I hadn’t heard of the filmmaker Chris Neal before I got an email from him about his short film. He says he drew inspiration from a Reddit comment from a few years ago to tell a fairly well-known parable in a modern setting. With a great cast and high production value, his rendition of the parable is compelling. He tells the original story story of, “Today you, tomorrow me”. Never in history have we had technology and tools we have now. We can tell great stories and have them broadcast far and...
Tags: Instagram, Creative, Seo, Creativity, Reddit, Jesus, Chris, Andrea, Chris Neal, Chris Neal @chrisaneal

State of Flow: The gateway of creativity and productivity

You're reading State of Flow: The gateway of creativity and productivity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Every person has experienced a state of flow in a lifetime — the feeling of evenness between your body and psyche, where you are consumed by something past the distraction point and focused on it. It feels as if the time has slowed down, and the senses are enhanced. When ac...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Featured, Creativity, Flow, Lifehacks, Pickthebrain, Productivity Tips, Csikszentmihalyi, State Of Flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Flow

Why AI systems should be recognized as inventors

Existing intellectual property laws don’t allow AI systems to be recognized as inventors, which threatens the integrity of the patent system and the potential to develop life-changing innovations. Current legislation only allows humans to be recognized as inventors, which could make AI-generated innovations unpatentable. This would deprive the owners of the AI of the legal protections they need for the inventions that their systems create. The Artificial Inventor Project team has been testing th...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Creativity, Neural

AI interviewer asks Billie Eilish the weirdest questions

Billie Eilish has fielded countless interview questions during her meteoric rise to fame, but this week was the first time that they’ve been asked by a bot. Fresh from sweeping the boards at the 2020 Grammy Awards , the 18-year-old songstress sat down with the AI interviewer in a video for Vogue — and the bot proved a more original interlocutor than many of its human rivals. Its abstract questions provoked some surprising insights into the singer’s mind. Viewers learnt that Eilish used to dream ...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Creativity, Vogue, Joe, Jamba Juice, Billie Eilish, Eilish, Neural

Calvin And Hobbes Mashup With Star Wars [Images]

We may have an issue with our love for Calvin & Hobbes (see here and here), but we have yet another visit into the world of mashing up Calvin & Hobbes with another universe. (That’s a lot of ChurchMag links) This time is Star Wars and honestly, it’s super cute. The artist is Brian Kesinger who has a ton of other drawings that you really should check out here. This maybe half of them, so go to the site and see what else he has. The is a great example of how we can exercise our creativity muscles....
Tags: Seo, Creativity, Pop Culture, Calvin, Brian Kesinger, Calvin Hobbes

Don’t hide the menu

A boat ride is a nice idea, especially on a hot summer day. A boat that takes you on a 45-minute trip on the Hudson, leaving from a midtown pier in Manhattan. The ride itself is free, a nice touch, since they serve food and alcohol and hope to make their money that way. We tried it on a weekday, last summer, since we (correctly) believed it would be less crowded. Weather ideal, boat not crowded, food fine. So why am I telling you all this, since, after all, this is a marketing blog? Becaus...
Tags: Business, Funny, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Creativity, Old Age, Manhattan, Hudson, Seniors, Mature, Good Ideas, Getting Older, Jay H Heyman, Humor Ideas

FORD v FERRARI: A Classic Tale of Suits Versus Creatives

Have you seen FORD v FERRARI? It’s the true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles, who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race […]
Tags: Advertising, Creativity, Ferrari, Ford, Ford Motor Company, Carroll Shelby, Ken Miles, Ad People, Clients From Hell

’World’s strongest’ robotic hand can cut paper, hold eggs — and even play the piano

Researchers have unveiled a robotic hand that can serve drinks, pick up eggs, cut paper with scissors, and even play a few notes on the piano. The Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM) claims that the device offers the world’s strongest grasping force measured against its own weight. The hand is comprised of four fingers and 16 joints, which are all moved independently by 12 individual motors. This design intends to replicate the movements of human fingers. Sensors attached to the fing...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Creativity, Robots, Neural, Korea Institute of Machinery Materials KIMM

This deck of cards will help you to get to know yourself better

Know Yourself is a set of 60 cards to prompt you to examine your beliefs. Example card: “List five things that are important to you in your life. How much of your time do you give to each of these?” The back of each card offers advice to make sure you answer the questions in a useful way. You can use their cards on your own or with another person you feel close to. Be prepared to surprise yourself. These could be good prompts for people interested in keeping a journal or writing a memoir.
Tags: Post, News, Writing, Creativity, Tips, Questions

How deceptive UX patterns trick you into doing what companies want

Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to exploring new design trends this year? Check out the full ‘Sprint’ program here. In this article, I’ll describe what a dark pattern is, how they work, the difference between bad UX & dark UX and, take a look at some recognizable patterns you should never use in your digital products. A definition of dark patterns To put it plainly, dark pattern design is deception and dishonesty by design. Going a little deeper, a dark pattern is a term ...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Creativity, Design & Dev, Syndication

Painting Jesus – For Church Tech & Creativity [Video]

I first encountered Jim Carrey like many as the main character in Pet Detective, Liar Liar, Batman Forever etc. The last few years he seems to be focusing on painting as a form of expression. In this short documentary he expresses his relationship with art. Then, around the 4:15 mark speaks about painting Jesus. The simple, yet profound statements he makes are something to not only ponder but bring into our practice in church tech and creativity.  God gives us the ability to be creative. ...
Tags: Creative, Seo, Creativity, Jim Carrey, Jesus, Jesu, Church Tech

7 Expert Tips for Adapting to Life’s Curveballs

Life throws us curveballs all the time—and sometimes, all in one day. These curveballs might be relatively minor: a work project doesn’t go your way, your colleague makes a hurtful remark, your car won’t start, you get sick before a big presentation, your kids won’t sleep. Or these curveballs might be major and (initially) seem insurmountable: You don’t get into your first-choice school. You don’t get the promotion. You lose your job. Your relationship ends. You need surgery. Big or small, these...
Tags: Psychology, General, Stress, Self-help, Creativity, Anger, Louis Zamperini, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Howes, Ryan Howes, Maya Angelou Mother Theresa Alan Turing

Why you should nudge your marketing

Here’s what the New York Times reported: Vendors were given a slightly different version of the form they used to report rebates that they owe the government. The result was that companies acknowledged they owed an extra $1.59 million in rebates. Yet the only difference was that the signature box came at the beginning, rather than the end of the forms. Apparently, this happened because promising at the outset to be truthful actually caused people to answer more truthfully. This was pointed...
Tags: Google, Business, Funny, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Creativity, New York Times, Old Age, Seniors, Mature, Good Ideas, Getting Older, Jay H Heyman, Humor Ideas

Social Bite Scotland: Great Food, Good Cause

What if, by enjoying a tasty sandwich or pasta dish, or a hearty breakfast, you could help someone make his or her way out of being homeless? When you visit Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen in Scotland, you can do this by choosing to eat at Social Bite cafes. They are run by an organization that is what’s known as a social business. That means they follow a structure where all the profits go to...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Robert Burns: 5 Ways to Explore Scotland’s Po...
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Charity, Aberdeen, Creativity, Food & Drink, Glasgow, Europe Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Kerry Projects, Robert Burns, Social Bite, Doing Good, Glasgow Edinburgh, Glasgow city centre, food in Glasgow

11 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Self-Care

You're reading 11 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Self-Care, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. For how much social media has impacted mental health, it’s time for a correction. Over the past couple of years, a lot of people have stood up to the plate and started to talk about self-care, as well as its relationship with our lives that are getting busier by the day. Taking to t...
Tags: Psychology, New York, Featured, Instagram, Creativity, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Self Education, Gary, Breakfast Club, Rodriguez, Rupi Kaur, Gary Vee, Daphne Javitch, Chillhouse, Rupi

Five Podcasts That Will Help You Stay Relevant, Gain the Advantage and Win: In Other Words Be More Human in an Age of Technology Take-over

I often get asked questions such as, “How do I add value now that this software can do part of my job?” or “is there a role for me now that Artificial Intelligence is taking over the world?” My answer is always this: “You could find yourself on the fast path to irrelevancy or you ...
Tags: Podcast, Technology, Leadership, Disruption, Behavior Change, Change, Artificial Intelligence, Creativity, Innovation, Digital Disruption, People & Skills

9 Unique Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

When we think of Valentine’s Day, we think chocolate-covered everything, big and bright balloons, and grand, costly gestures. But these presents might not precisely express your true appreciation and love for the special people in your life. Below, you’ll find nine creative and unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas for your partner, kids, best friend, mom, dad, and anyone else on your list. These ideas range from presents you can make to meaningful activities you can do together.  Leave little no...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Etsy, Relationships, Friends, Love, Self-help, Intimacy, Dating, Creativity, Valentine's Day, Tracy, Mental Health And Wellness, Landis, Ana Sokolovic

How to Juggle Your Creative Projects Around Family Life

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke. It can be tough to make the space and find the energy for creative projects at the best of times. But when you have young children or a busy family life, it’s often particularly tricky. I’ve got two kids, aged five and nearly-seven. Eight years ago, I could spend whole Saturdays writing fiction, if I wanted to, and it was easy to work into the evenings on my blog posts and ebooks. But, like pretty much every parent out there, I’ve found that it’s...
Tags: Work, Family, Writing, Life, Creativity, Time Management, Lifehacks, Focus, Distractions, Personal Development, Ali Luke, Productive Capacity, Streamline Household Tasks Even

You can now download 150,000 copyright-free art works from Paris’ museums

The internet just got over 150,000 high-definition images of historic art to turn into memes — without any fear of breaking copyright laws. Well, sort of. As part of its Open Content initiative, Paris Musées — a consortium of 14 Parisian museums — revealed it’s making 150,000 digital reproductions of art works from its collection available for use entirely free of charge. The images include pieces from legendary names like Rembrandt and Van Dyck, as well as many others. “The launch of Open Conte...
Tags: Startups, Creativity, Paris, Rembrandt, Van Dyck

Yes, but I don’t know you

One problem when you are a freelance (creative or otherwise) is that people are reluctant to work with people whom they don’t know. At the very least, they want you to be recommended by someone. That is the constant major obstacle: They don’t know you. They don’t know if you will work well together, they don’t know how much you actually contributed to the successes you claim, they don’t know if you are difficult, egotistical, or plain lazy. And they don’t care how many endorsements you have ...
Tags: Business, Funny, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Creativity, Old Age, Manhattan, Seniors, Mature, Good Ideas, Getting Older, Mark, Jay H Heyman, Humor Ideas

Google’s Area 120 launches Tangi, a short-form video app focused on creativity and DIY

The latest project to emerge from Google’s in-house incubator, Area 120, takes the newfound interest in short-form video and focuses it on the DIY space. The company today is launching a short video platform called Tangi, initially on the web and iOS, that allows creative types to share how-to videos on subjects like crafting, painting, cooking, fashion, beauty and more. Unlike apps like TikTok or newly-launched Byte, which are more focused on entertainment, Tangi aims to help people learn. “We ...
Tags: Google, Cooking, Apps, Video, Diy, Media, Tech, Ios Apps, Creativity, Shanghai, Mao, Short-form Video, Video Apps, Area 120, Holly Grace, Tangi