Tag: creative

Teaching life lessons through tinkering
November 12, 2010

The founder of the Tinkering School, Gever Tulley likes to build things with kids. In this video, Gever uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a roller-coaster! Learn more about his inspiring book: Fifty Dangerous Things (You...

Amateurs innovate in ways big corporations can't
August 30, 2010

At some point you’ve stumbled upon that perfect million-dollar idea. That ideas that you scribbled down with a waiter’s pen on a napkin, can it really compete and penetrate a market full of big dog corporations who spend millions of dollars on new innovation?? The answer is YES, you can. And most likely do it ways big corporations can't. In this deceptively casual talk, Charles Leadbeater weaves a tight argument that innovation isn't just for...

Get ready for SPARKcon 2010! - Sep 16-19th
July 15, 2010

Although I have not had the chance to attended in previous years, I'm really excited about SPARKcon 2010, which will take place right here in the Triangle. For 4 days, Raleigh’s Fayetteville St, public spaces, clubs and stages will be filled with art, music, dance, film, fashion, design and more. SPARKcon showcases local cultural richness through an open-source approach to collaboration and cross pollination. It’s completely grass-roots...

Follow safe handling instructions of raw thinking
July 13, 2010

When I started The Product Farm in late 2007, I wanted to make a creative stand and differentiate myself from competitors. To promote my new business in a unique way, I had the idea of printing up some red T-shirts, then package them into butcher style foam trays, tightly vacuum seal them together with business cards and a small printed introduction of the company. I utilized the make belief labeling on the packaging to further promote my...