Archive for the ‘Creative Stuff’ Category


Accepting Offers in Action: Playful analysis of myself on video

Posted by  admin —March 17, 2009
Filed in Being Present, Creative Stuff, Just observations, Yes!And Improv

I am reading Robert Poynton‘s book Everything’s An Offer (How to do more with less) and some things happened on the weekend that I have to write about. By the way, even though this post refers to Improvisational Theatre … people working in the traditional domains of leadership, teamwork, strategy and business can learn a lot from Rob’s book (and this post). Part 2 of Rob’s book is titled ‘Let go, Notice More, Use Everything’ – which is also the heart of Improvisational Practice. I have some video of myself and 2 other musicians literally ‘improvising’ at the Aireys Inlet …

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The Art of Invitation

Posted by  admin —March 2, 2009
Filed in Creative Stuff

Thanks to Chris Corrigan for highlighting this 2 minute video by David Gershon talking about what it takes to take change to scale. Chris comments on this video and leaves us all with an important question to consider … “As an artful act of invitation, this is briliant.  How many of us outside the movie industry consider making trailers to gatherings?  Putting audio and video to work in this way is a fantastic way to get the message out, introduce people to ideas that will be bandied around at your gathering, and it becomes a great way to have people …

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Black Saturday

Posted by  admin —February 24, 2009
Filed in Creative Stuff, Just observations

Most people around the world have heard about the recent Victorian Bushfires. For me, and my family and community, it has been a time reflect and morne and also a time to work out what it all means for us. Our community is on the edge of the Otway National Park and is a community at high risk of bushfires. We were just plain ‘lucky’ not to see a fire on Black Saturday. I have been sent a slideshow about a beuatiful garden of sculptures that was lost to the Marysville and fire … some random images and a poem …

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Notes for BRWMG Presentation

Posted by  admin —February 13, 2009
Filed in Creative Stuff, How Stuff Spreads & Changes, Leadership, Vizual Thinking

I was honored to present a whole bunch of stuff to a group of people in Anglesea the other day. I focused on Clay Shirky’s crowdsourcing, Ken Robinson’s creativity, Seth’s Tribes and a range of online tools. Here’s a direct link to the mindmap I used to plan the session. When you visit Mind42, you will be able to click on the links which take you to various videos, presentations and information. BRWMG Presentation by Geoff Brown – 2009 Mind42 is like a wiki, but in mindmap form. Cheers Geoff

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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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