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WAMBATOSIS – A Creative Jumpstart for Your Next Meeting

By |2018-04-26T16:58:16-05:00November 4th, 2009|Categories: Creativity|Tags: , , , |

I often get asked for suggestions for some sort of creativity exercise to include in a meeting to act as a spur, energizing the participants and getting their brains ready for a full day of work. I have many in my arsenal, but recently came across one called Yamodo! It's a game that was developed by [...]

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50 Ways to Foster a Sustainable Culture of Innovation

By |2018-04-26T16:58:16-05:00October 20th, 2009|Categories: Innovation|Tags: , , , |

I've partaken in quite a few discussion around how you go about creating a culture of innovation within a company. No matter how large and well-organized a company seems to be, very few appear to have figured out how to actually infuse their corporate culture with innovation and make it a key aspect of how they [...]

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Scrooge-Proof Holiday Gathering:

By |2018-04-26T16:58:16-05:00October 14th, 2009|Categories: Catalyst Ranch|

• Something fun • Something different • Something everyone will enjoy • Something that gives back • Something they'll be talking about long after the Holidays are over What kind of an event could possibly fit all those criteria while still pleasing your boss and not breaking the bank? How about a Toy Building Workshop with your [...]

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Imaginative Customer Service

By |2018-04-26T16:58:16-05:00September 21st, 2009|Categories: Catalyst Ranch|Tags: |

Imaginative Customer Service to “Take their Breath Away!” If you’re looking for a way to super charge your team on what real customer service means, we highly recommend "Take Their Breath Away(TM): How Imaginative Service Creates Devoted Customers” by Chip Bell and John Patterson, customer service specialists. Successful companies know that excellent customer service is the [...]

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Resetting Innovation -like Edison!

By |2018-04-26T16:58:17-05:00September 11th, 2009|Categories: Catalyst Ranch|Tags: , |

Resetting Innovation –like Edison! As the economy begins to show glimmers of improvement, we would like to share a great article in a recent newsletter about "Resetting Innovation" by our friend, Sarah Miller Caldicott, Great-Grand niece of Thomas A. Edison. Referencing in her newsletters the power of Edison's Five Competencies that stand as a spot-on timeless [...]

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Huge Art Installation coming to Grand Rapids, MI

By |2018-04-26T16:58:17-05:00September 8th, 2009|Categories: Catalyst Ranch|Tags: , , , |

I'm sure most of us think that nothing all that cutting edge happens in Michigan, but I have to beg to differ. Deborah Adams Doering recently won a juried spot in ArtPrize 2009, an international art exhibition and competition taking place in Grand Rapids, MI on Sept. 23 - Oct. 10, 2009, with her piece titled: [...]

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Crowdsourcing an Opera – Taking Collaboration to a Whole New Level

By |2018-04-26T16:58:17-05:00September 2nd, 2009|Categories: Catalyst Ranch|Tags: , , , |

From Jim Stewart: Micro-blogging service Twitter and London's Royal Opera House may not be seen as birds of a feather. Founded hundreds of years apart, one represents a stronghold of traditional high culture, the other the fizzing surface of contemporary communication. But the tendency of culture to respond to new technology should never be underestimated—over the [...]

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Old Hotel Turned into Artists Canvas and Filled with Rooms of Inspiration for the Traveller

By |2018-04-26T16:58:17-05:00August 19th, 2009|Categories: Catalyst Ranch|Tags: |

  My brother just sent me an article about some local doings in Seattle that he knew would inspire me. And boy, did they! Here are a couple of folks after my own heart who understand the impact art can have on the individual psyche. It's a good thing I already booked a ticket to Seattle [...]

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Creativity on the Go

By |2018-04-26T16:58:17-05:00August 17th, 2009|Categories: Catalyst Ranch|Tags: , , , |

A co-worker came across this article in Forbes.com last week and thought it might be handy to add a few more tools to the electronic creative toolbox. So, the next time you get stuck at the airport, don't twiddle your thumbs . . .Best iPhone Apps For Creativityby Josh Clark, 08.11.09, 06:00 PM EDTIn Pictures: Top [...]

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Memory Triggers from the Rhinoceros who Knows

By |2018-04-26T16:58:17-05:00August 11th, 2009|Categories: Catalyst Ranch|Tags: , , |

Today, I've decided to share with you one man's story behind a significant object. We all have at least one object in our life that spurs certain memories. Well, here's a man, Nathaniel Rich, who perceives meaning in objects that are insignificant to others and imbues that with a new level of importance. I thought you [...]

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