Author: Guest Blogger

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Here’s the problem—we are facing unprecedented challenges that require new ways of thinking, and the cultivation of new capacities for innovation and problem solving. We have to revamp our entire education system from K through continuing education for adults, re-orienting it to educate people who have to think and act in a world that is more fluid and unpredictable than ever before. Beyond job retraining, we have to cultivate (to blend Daniel Pink and Howard Gardner) whole new minds for the future. Question is how we do this, especially in Universities, which benefit from and are hindered by having been…

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I wrote my first blog post and sent it off to Lisa to read. A few minutes later my phone rang and Lisa said: “Barbara, you’re amazing, tell your story instead!” I realized what I had written was very little about myself. She wanted me to share my story with all of you.  How could I say no?  So here goes: From the age of 7, I had always wanted to be an actress.  I could be someone different,  I didn’t like where I was – in a household where Polish was spoken and I was looked upon in the world…

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in this space time has texture my thoughts do not rush I notice my heart   in this space I am able to reason and to tease apart the strands of epiphany   in this space I feel the momentum of others in balance with the trees, the grass, the rain   on the first day coyote came to check me out he hung about for a long time he wasn’t afraid but curious   so I learned from coyote and remembered how wonderful it feels to allow curiosity   on the last day I am sad to leave but…

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I come to this discussion of creativity, the arts and the business sector from more than three decades of arts-catalyzed thinking and interdisciplinary work in education and 18 years of experimenting, refining and pioneering a second iteration of roughly this same paradigm in the corporate sector, higher education and scientific research.   My colleagues and I of Creative Leaps International have “grown up” on this way of being in the world and surely been shaped by it in more ways than we know.  Our work with children and teachers has taught us volumes.  More important, it reminds us that purity of heart, wonder and…

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First off, I just have to say how excited I am to be a part of the Entrepreneur the Arts blogroll! Lisa has done a fantastic job of building this community, and I’m looking forward to sharing some tips from the road that I’ve picked up as a young music entrepreneur. To get a sense for what I’ve been up to when a wiser person would be sleeping, please visit Fifth House Ensemble’s website at www.fifth-house.com. This being my first blog post for ETA, I thought I’d explore a little-discussed truth that affects us all as artists, and one that…

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For those of you who read Lisa’s post titled The Blue Angel back in December 2007, then you already know some of my story. My name is Liora. I am the Blue Angel. It took me a long time to find the courage to write this blog post. Not because I don’t want to share with you my journey, or because I know intellectually that sharing my story can possibly help some of you, but because I did not realize what a huge impact my low self-esteem had on my life until now. And, frankly, that all by itself is…

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