Does a fish see the water it swims in? Identifying the assumptions you’re swimming in

  We’ve all done it – unwittingly made a big, fat assumption that we only realize much later clouds our thinking & our way forward.   See if you can determine what assumptions these parents are making as they try to free their kid, who’s managed to get his head stuck in their fence. Fast […]

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Amp up your creativity through these thought provoking questions

  Spoiler alert: two weeks ago I wrote ‘How many sides does a circle have & other creativity provoking statements.’  I’ll answer the creativity questions in this post. Didn’t get a chance to see the first post? Check it out here first.   Doing more, doing better Most of my clients are looking for ways […]

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How many sides does a circle have & other creativity provoking statements inspired by the Maasai Mara

Zebra, wildebeests & elands (the largest of the antelopes) scatter as our tiny plane lands on the dirt runway. The air is heavy & loamy after the recent rains. The sky is a whorl of mauves & grays, which will soon darken to slate as the rain starts again. The safari vehicle that takes us to […]

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How can a tape measure inspire insight & a fresh perspective?

It smelled like a pungent, loamy forest encased in a single, mysterious room. To this day I remember the smell of sawdust in that forbidden room of my childhood memories.   My dad was a master hobby woodworker – he had a magical room chock a block full of electric saws, nails & screws in […]

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Revisiting your ‘Friend’s’ perspective – making the old new again

If you spent any length of time in North America in the 1990’s watching TV then you’ll know the show Friends.  You’ll also likely have the opening song resonating somewhere in the dusty recesses of your mind. Prepare to haul it out & take a new listen. It’s lovely.  Somewhat haunting.  Evocative.  And new. Perspective.  […]

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How to get people to stop peeing on your walls…

What do you do if you’re sick & tired of having drunks pee on your house wall after the bars  have let out? Check out this uber creative response.  Talk about thinking outside the proverbial box or in this case, paint can.

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Disappearing desks? Now that’s a commitment to wellness

Does your company stress the importance of wellness (pun intended)?  Does it put its money, errr desks where its yoga matts are? Take a look.  That’s some serious commitment to wellness (& to community development with allowing groups to use the space for free).

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To you it may be shit, to us it’s money

So says Isaac Durojayie, of DMT Mobile Toilet, Nigeria.  He’s featured in Ashoka’s film on social entrepreneurship called Who Cares. Other than being an utterly captivating film, it’s chock-a-block full of people with unusual perspectives.  People who see the world a little differently.  Like Issac who’s started a thriving social entrepreneurship business, based on a […]

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Hilarious Golden Retriever Really Wants To Race But.. First Things First

Fail fast.  FailFests. Failure is in. Check out this exuberant, embraceable, enthusiastic fail (especially next time you fall on your face & are looking for the ‘fest in failing).

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What do you get when you combine Buddhism, rats & social entrepreneurship?

A mighty interesting combination & a very cool perspective. I heard about Bart’s work when I watched an Ashoka film on social entrepreneurship. Bart Weetjens, is a Belgian zen Buddhist monk, a social entrepreneur who works in Tanzania. He trains rats (yes rats) to detect land mines & TB. My attention was caught by combining […]

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