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Adult Education Classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago focusing on Innovation & Creativity

By |2018-04-26T16:58:16-05:00January 27th, 2010|Categories: Creativity|Tags: , |

Here’s a great opportunity to learn something about Innovation & Creativity from the great instructors at the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) and in that very cool environment. Their spring offering of Adult Education Classes includes two that are focused specifically on Innovation & Creativity with a business application: The Art of Innovation and Creativity [...]

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Art to Drape Over Your Walls & Windows

By |2018-04-26T16:58:19-05:00July 14th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

    There's a fascinating artist from Iceland (living and working in Chicago), who is exhibiting her work in Chicago right now by the name of Anna Joelsdotter. Anna recently spent 18 months creating a work that cascades from the windows at ZG Gallery, painting and drawing on both sides of the vellum. If you live [...]

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The Cartoon Character Ice Breaker Exercise

By |2018-04-26T16:58:19-05:00July 14th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Today I thought I'd share a fun "getting to know you" exercise that you can use at the start of your next meeting and get everyone's creative juices flowing. This one is perfect to use with groups who don't know each other as well as those where we think we know everyone quite well. The beauty [...]

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Get Paid for Your Brilliant Ideas!

By |2018-04-26T16:58:19-05:00July 10th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Well, we're back after our little hiatus and I've been busy coming up with all sorts of creative hook-ups for y'all. If you don't know about InnoCentive, you should. The whole idea centers around unleashing the creative brain power available out there to generate sustainable breakthrough innovation for your company. It works quite simply -- you [...]

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By |2018-04-26T16:58:19-05:00April 24th, 2009|Categories: Creative Spaces|Tags: , , , , |

Here at Catalyst Ranch we are always looking for inspirational ideas, thoughts and environmental elements to ignite creativity. One of the best ways that I have found to foster creativity is to change environments and try new ways to find my "Creative Zone." I thought it would be fun to ask two other creative experts where [...]


Jammin’ with Creativity!

By |2018-04-26T16:58:19-05:00April 21st, 2009|Categories: Creativity|Tags: , , |

I have been on a creative roll all morning. I started the day by clicking on Paul Williams's Idea Sandbox blog and here is what I found. If you want to set your creative side in motion be sure to click on the Youtube presentation. And, you may want to turn up the volume! John Moore [...]

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Entreprenuer’s Creative Networking Skill!

By |2018-04-26T16:58:19-05:00April 16th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Networking as defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary is the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions ; specifically : the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business. Networking as described her is exactly what one company has been able develop into an art form. The Big Ooga is a virtual and [...]

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Peter Lloyd Addresses Creative Space

By |2018-04-26T16:58:20-05:00April 14th, 2009|Categories: Creative Spaces|Tags: |

Today we are thrilled to welcome Peter Lloyd to our Creatives' Space. He is one of the leading experts in Creative Space and the role environment plays in Creativity and Innovation. He is the author of Creative Space and you can find out more about his MANY creative endeavors by visiting PeterLloyd.com. So sit back, make [...]

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Love letter to Catalyst Ranch

By |2018-04-26T16:58:20-05:00April 9th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

At times it is in hindsight that we realize that we were part of something special and unique. Often we may be a part of something that is even more special than we know until we set sail for new experiences. Such was the case for Edward (name and a few details changed) who recounts his [...]

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Space CAN Make You More Creative —

By |2018-04-26T16:58:20-05:00April 8th, 2009|Categories: Creative Spaces|Tags: , |

I often hear that the space in which you are located does matter in terms of creativity. I know I feel more productive, creative, just plain happy when I am in a bright, colorful, sun-lit room. But is that just in my mind? I decided to do a little research and came across the most wonderful [...]

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