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Yes, You Can Train Yourself To Be More Creative. Here's How.

Carly Schwartz | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Carly Schwartz

A new book argues that creativity is hardly a fixed trait. Rather, like any other skill, creativity is something you can train yourself to cultivate with the right kind of practice. In fact, it's more of a science than an art.

Cannes 2016 Shingerview: Jorn Socquet, Anheuser-Busch InBev

David Shing | Posted 07.28.2016 | Media
David Shing

"Data is very important for a multitude of reasons. It needs to validate, or at least give you some confidence, that what you are doing is the right t...

Don't Have a Fairy Godmother? Borrow One.

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Sue Shanahan

I've made a practice of gleaning wisdom and support from women I admire. Because my mom was not the "in your corner" type, I learned to do this at a young age. Growing up under her tutelage forced me to figure out ways to get my need for nurturing met.

Father's Day Lemonade

Jon Vaughn | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Jon Vaughn

My daughters have given me more Father's Days than any given Sunday. There are lots of moments throughout the year they make me feel like a good dad without even trying. If you're a dad like me, all you really want is your children to be happy, joyous and free.

Creative Format for a Creative Conference

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.10.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

This spring's Fast Company Creativity Counter-Conference, in Los Angeles, could not have been further removed from the usual boring conference format....

Meditation and Children, Part 5: Creative Visualization

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.09.2016 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Creative visualization goes by a number of names: creative imagination, visualization, visual imaging. Whatever the name, the process involves calling up images, sounds and/or feelings that calm the mind and body, and focus the attention on a specific task.

How to Build Your Online Audience When You Can't Market Like Every Other Entrepreneur

Neal Samudre | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Neal Samudre

The other day I had this sick, disgusting feeling in my stomach. It wasn't the tacos I had eaten earlier. It was this feeling that I was being disinge...

Building Dynamic Capability in Design Driven Startups

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

To compete in an increasingly volatile Creative Economy, business has to create new design driven high-impact ventures that focus on breakthrough inno...

Women in Business Q&A: Andrea Ring, Chief Strategy Officer, Big Spaceship

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Andrea Ring Prior to joining Big Spaceship, Andrea Ring was the SVP of Planning/Experience Planning at R/GA. Over the course of her nine and a half...

13 Behaviors of a World Dance Champion You Can Incorporate Into Your Daily Life

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 10.02.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

Riccardo Cocchi and Yulia Zagoruychenko. Photo source Think of the celebrities and professionals you love so much on ABC's Dancing with t...

Layups for Life Skills: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from across the globe who have projects that are leading movements of change. In ...

Sally Hershberger Has Two Cutie Pies With Blue Eyes

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Style
Suzanne Donaldson

Sally Hershberger, talented hair stylist to the stars with three successful salons in NY and LA, has the most dizzyingly good-looking dogs, Foxy, the mini Australian Shepard and Bowie, the Toy Australian Shepard.

Why I Don't Think Multi Passionate Creative People Are Indecisive and 5 Tips to Stay on Track

Sky Mandala Marcano | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Sky Mandala Marcano

I heard a rumor the other day, someone said they think multi passionate people are indecisive not multi passionate. I agree to a point. But only because all humans can come across times where they feel indecisive. If you are multi passionate it does not necessarily mean you are bat shit crazy indecisive, flopping all over the place like a mad person.

4 Business Lessons From Last Comic Standing

Tova Payne | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Tova Payne

A good comedian gets the crowd roaring by daring to speak the truth. It brings a relief to the audience, a sense of "Finally--somebody has the guts to say this."

3 Creative Ways To Market Your Business

Sophie Andrews | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Sophie Andrews

When you're a creative in business, it can be tempting to assume your work speaks for itself. Your images are awesome, your products are outstanding, and your words move people. If you build it he will come, right? Not necessarily.

Creativity as an Enthusiast or a Career?

James Stoddah | Posted 04.25.2016 | Education
James Stoddah

Encouraging children to follow their passions, and become skilled and knowledgeable in that capacity is important. Parents and teachers have a moral r...

The Best Books for Inspiring Your Creative Journey

Linda Smith | Posted 04.18.2016 | Arts
Linda Smith

I've been reading a lot lately about creativity and art, and especially how creative folks get inspired, share their work, inspire others, etc. It's b...

5 Ways to Know an Agency Means Business and How to Reciprocate

Advertising Week | Posted 04.12.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Christina Richardson, Co-Founder & CMO, Openr As the marketing world embraces innovation as a cornerstone of the future, it is becoming common for...

On Taking Risks: You're Never Going to Feel Ready, So Start Now

Meghan McDonald | Posted 04.06.2016 | Arts
Meghan McDonald

This may sound like a pity fest, but I tend to side with the mindset that it's much more productive to confront weaknesses earlier rather than later.

7 Cool and Creative Ways to Wear Pearls

Dorit Sasson | Posted 03.24.2017 | Style
Dorit Sasson

Don't hesitate roping pearls together. In fact, some outfits need that extra pizzazz to make a sassy fashion statement.

Picasso Was Wrong: How coding is leading the future of arts related careers

Vidcode | Posted 03.23.2017 | Education

Pablo Picasso, in one of his more famous quotes said "Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up." But Picasso did...

New Trends in Contemporary Art Fairs lie in Their Evolving Ability to Keep Things Real

Adam James Butcher | Posted 03.19.2017 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

I'll never forget the experience I had years ago when I was invited to the beautiful home of one of my collectors. The highlight of my visit was the wonderful original Miro print I experienced in the downstairs toilet. I absolutely loved the idea of finding this fine art object in such an intimate space.

The Fastest (and Cheapest) Way to Boost Creativity and Why it Matters

Allison Volk | Posted 03.18.2017 | Arts
Allison Volk

We love to think of "creativity" as something that's reserved for the arts industries, crafters who spend most of their time on the weekends at Michael's, and our children. Finger painting! How creative!

5 Must-Haves For Digital Photos

Condiment | Posted 03.04.2017 | Style

It's said that 90% of people today only take photos with smart phone cameras, and that a collective 510 billion photos will be taken in 2015 alone. C...

Are you an Informed Dictator or a Benevolent Monarch? How your decision-making style impacts your creative team.

Wayne Pepper | Posted 03.02.2017 | Business
Wayne Pepper

In my previous post, I outlined some of the biggest obstacles for creative teams: lack of alignment, slow decisions, lack of clarity around roles, po...