Blog

Featured Posts

Five Questions with Jane Allen

This “Five Questions” blog post, features the CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Jane Allen. 1. What was your biggest concern/fear prior...

The Wonderful World of Metaphors

By definition a metaphor is simply “a thing that is representative or symbolic of something else.” That sounds simple enough but what often gets...

Five Questions with Dushka Zapata

In the next of “Five Questions” blog post, please welcome VP of Communications at Forte and Quora mastermind, Dushka Zapata. 1. What was your...

Learning To Be A Better Collaborator

So much of the ultimate success of any creative/innovative endeavor is about having the patience and persistence to try again when early efforts...

Archive

Five Questions with Diana O’Brien

In the next of “Five Questions” blog posts, it’s my distinct honor...

The Power of Vulnerability

As a songwriter, vulnerability has been my stock-in-trade for the past...

Five Questions with Dan Roam

Welcome to the first in my “Five Questions” blog posts. In order to...

Welcome To My Blog

Hi and welcome to my blog! I thought I’d start with the preface to...

The Seven Essential Skills of Innovation (and how songwriting makes you better at all of them)

The requirements for effective innovation can be boiled down to seven...

A Hundred Dollar Pair of Pants

For as long as I’ve been playing music, I’ve been a fan of the blues....

Lateral Thinking Through Metaphor

Thinking laterally (aka differently) about your products, services or...

Creativity Through Verse Writing

Kevin Ashton, in his inspiring book on creativity entitled “How To Fly A...

Communication Through Chorus Writing

Innovation teams have a larger responsibility than just coming up with new...

Empathy Through Observation

The skillful use of empathy is critical to the innovation process. By...

Collaboration Through Co-Writing

Collaboration as a skill improves innovation in several essential ways....

Risk-Taking Through Vulnerability

Innovation, by definition, requires you to create something new often in...