The world is becoming more and more digital… No. It isn’t. The ‘pivot’ to digital is a reflex to social circumstances we find imposed upon us.
Zoom meetings. Face-time. Webinars. Are tools to satisfy a need. We are reacting to conditions. Once the conditions change - once lockdowns and sanctions are lifted - what do you think will happen? Humans are intrinsically social; collectively we are frustrated at the lack of human(e) connection and are currently using digital mediums
If you're genuine about innovation and adapting your organisation during this time, here's a no bullsh*t assessment. Stop saying 'pivot'. Where is your audience going to be in 6 months? How can you best innovate in this time? In order to proactively change, you need a candid assessment of where you are right now. #appliedcreativity #innovation #creativeproblemsolving #thoughtleadership #author #keynotespeaker #professionalspeaker #speakersbureau Christopher. S. Sellers is an
If you know what an echo chamber is... you should be aware that you cannot solve a problem with the same thinking/process that delivered it. If you're a Baker, suffering a baking crisis - while there is comfort in discussing with other Bakers - it is unlikely you will find a solution to your baking crisis within this group. Why? Because Bakers will think, act and run businesses like Bakers. Your fears, opinions and behaviour are validated and enforced by other Bakers, whic
One of the key benefits of a creative mindset is it allows us to speculate “what if”? It allows us to envision passed the end of a process: "In the linear process of A to B what comes after Z? Do we start again or could there be more letters”? A creative mindset lends itself to innovative thinking and allows us to anticipate, and prepare, for future trends, based off more than one source or trend. I am by no means a 'Futurist' - however here is my key prediction that will aff
Creativity and Innovation bestows unique insight into complex situations, so here's what everyone is currently doing wrong re: 'viruses'... Crisis. People freeze. Industries spend time detailing what the crisis is and how it affects you, because they see it as relevant and popular. An echo chamber expands as organisations rush to employ a popular #hashtag in order to be seen. Time, money, energy and resources are committed to capitalising on a trend which... a) Exacerbates an
There is often a lot of talk of ‘Happiness’. What is it, how to get it, how to live it etc… It occurred to me the other night, while enjoying a coffee, as the cool autumn chill slinked into the city, that I was neither frustrated nor stressed and perhaps this is what people call ‘Happy’. I’d just woken from an afternoon nap, rugged up, ridden my motorbike into the city to sit in my regular café and people watch to unwind from the week. In reflection I was grateful for the li
Kinda excited... next month, I’ve been invited to speak on "How To Leverage Video To Position Yourself Or Your Business As An Authority Online" at the Annual Digital Marketers Australia Conference in Melbourne! If you're a professional speaker, coach, or thought leader in your industry, then this is the event (and talk) for you - no tricks - no gimmicks - it's a three day event full of actionable content! #appliedcreativity #rebelcreative #blackbulbcreative #innovation #media
What kind of decision maker are you? If you ever wanted to observe an elementary test in decision making, stand at a busy intersection and wait for pedestrians to queue. Who will cross the street first? There are three types of people who cross the street, three types of risk analysis, decision making. Green Men.
This is the majority of pedestrians... they will wait (im)patiently for the little man to turn green, giving them permission to cross. Gaugers.
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