Diminishing Returns

Diminishing Returns

We live in a culture of burnout. We’re encouraged to work hard and play hard. We criticize the workaholic out of one side of our mouths and applaud their dedication and commitment to excellence out of the other. We’re told that we can have it all—an incredibly...
Being wrong is part of being creative.

Being wrong is part of being creative.

Human beings like things to be predictable. We like to imagine the ideal circumstances in which we think we could be the most creative. That thinking is one of the biggest hurdles to overcome. In our longing for things to be perfect before we actually start creating,...
4 Ways to Play Today

4 Ways to Play Today

Children don’t need to be taught how to play. It happens naturally. Sticks become magic wands or swords; buckets of dirty water become pots of stone soup; appliance boxes turn into rocket ships. To a child, everything is an adventure! Through their eyes the...
3 Buckets of Burnout

3 Buckets of Burnout

The business world loves buckets. Buckets have handles. Buckets make it easier to carry stuff. Buckets are the perfect metaphor for chunking up information into manageable bites. Reporting on a 2014 study  published in the journal PLOS One, a blog post on the website...

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