Being in your element

Posted by  admin —February 2, 2009
Filed in Creative Stuff, Humor & Fun

I have just started reading Sir Ken Robinson’s book The Element. From what I’ve read (front and back cover), the book is all about ‘being in your element’ and finding your creative potential in life. I think Laird Hamilton (Big Wave surfing King of the world) must be in his ‘element’ or his ‘zone’ everytime he rides a wave like these ones … hat-tip to Chris Corrigan for this link Cheers Geoff

 
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New Books have arrived!

Posted by  admin —February 1, 2009
Filed in Just observations, Yes!And Improv

On Friday a large box arrived with Amazon written on it! Nope, it wasn’t a shipment containing anything exotic from the South American jungle … it contained my next shipment of books. A present to myself. So, I have updated my Bookshelf widget (see toward the bottom of the right side bar) and added the books to my Amazon Wishlist – click here to get the direct links to the texts. So, here’s what I’m now reading … Improv Wisdom by Patricia Madson – recommended by the tribe at the Applied Improv Network The Element by Sir Ken Robinson – …

 
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Scan of other Blogs

Posted by  admin —January 31, 2009
Filed in Humor & Fun, Just observations, Yes!And Improv

thanks to Wordle for the Blog Scan design Here’s some links that I found useful over the past week … Russ Schoen Says YesAnd! leads to a new product idea – try saying ‘yes’ for a day and resist that urge of blocking offers that other make … amazing results as a parent when you ‘let-go’ of your own plans and ‘go with’ the offers that our kids make After a Sype call with Dave Pollard (about letting-go and complexity), he sent me this video link that demonstrates the art of Impro … in a musical sense Jeff Howe (Wired) …

 
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Wordle Rocks!

Posted by  admin —January 27, 2009
Filed in Creative Stuff, Humor & Fun, Vizual Thinking

No need to describe this online tool with words … pictures will do nicely. I’ll be using this tomorrow at a workshop I am facilitating. The question will be … words that describe what you love about the Natural Envronment. Thanks to the guys at Wordle! Check out my 1st go – Words of a parent with boys who will not sleep Cheers Geoff – hat tip to Viv McWaters

 
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Mankind is no Island – 2008 NY Tropfest Winner

Posted by  admin —January 20, 2009
Filed in Creative Stuff, Vizual Thinking

Here is a great video shot entirely on a cell phone in the streets of Sydney and New York. It’s simplicity makes me want to create something in the same vein. Another great example of of the power of words, music and visual images to stir emotions and provoke self reflection. Hat Tip to Viv McWaters for showing me this! Cheers Geoff

 
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