Tag Archives: Roger von Oech

Innovation: What is It?

Innovate?  What does innovate really mean and entail?  When is it useful, even necessary?  In media and in the pubic realm, Innovation has become a devalued buzz-word for anything that you want to do that someone else has already done…even you, … Continue reading

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Innovation: Confusion of Genre?

       “Innovation is the Confusion of Genre”  Leon Krier    Thus stated one of the more visible and articulate post-post-Modern urban planners of recent times (read “New Urbanist” or “Anti-Suburbanist”).  I have been culturally conditioned to ask, “What does this mean?”    Genre originated … Continue reading

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Known, Expected and Unprepared

Status Quo Known, expected and yet still unprepared!  Is that you?  Be truthful with yourself!  That state of affairs is true of all of us and the communities within which we live – from “family-size” to “world-wide”  Society certainly seems … Continue reading

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Prepare for the Unexpected

“Expect the unexpected or you won’t find it”  Heracletis. Roger von Oech (www.creativethink.com) has, among other thinkers, used that paradoxical aphorism coined by the ancient sage Heracletis to encourage us toward innovation, and perhaps also toward simple survival!  Nassem Nicholas Taleb (The Black … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers

Your role as a leader – a leader of yourself, family, business, community – in navigating to a sustainable future requires that you break barriers, not build them or be controlled by the barriers that are liabilities. NOT: “We’ve never done it … Continue reading

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Modern Transformations

Randy D. Bosch  ©2010 The terms Renaissance Man and Renaissance Woman are most often used today to describe someone who has interests in, or may have even mastered, a broad range of subjects – a polymath.  In the historic Renaissance period, that description … Continue reading

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