The Flow of Chinese Culture

“We will cross the river by feeling the stones.” - Deng Xiaoping The Yangtze River runs ceaselessly deep and wide, carrying many generations of Chinese culture from the deep interiors of Asia; a cultural history of dominance and isolation that has defied conquering barbarians for centuries. While generating great force, the river is like the... Continue Reading →

Created in China…again.

China perception versus China reality The perception "Made in China" does not reflect the reality of "Created in China." As China returns to its historical role of a global economic power, it is also returning to its heritage of innovation and creativity. Corporate leaders who fail to recognize this transformation will do so at their own... Continue Reading →

Observations on observing

"It’s not what you look at that matters; it’s what you see." This quote by Henry David Thoreau was used to kick off Justen Ahren's presentation at the Columbus Society of Communication Arts gathering. Justen is the principal founder of Rule29, a design and communications company whose mantra is “We Believe in Making Creative Matter."... Continue Reading →

Creativity as reliable as electricity.

Charles Day, of The Lookinglass consultancy, has a formula for producing creativity as reliable as electricity. The formula is expressed in the acronym F.O.R.M. Looking forward with a millennial mindset and observations on the elements of success in successful companies, FORM provides a framework for companies to evaluate and improve their ability to capitalize creativity in... Continue Reading →

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