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Roger to Speak at TEDx Omaha

Roger to Speak at TEDx Omaha

Roger Firestien is inviting you to virtual TEDx Omaha on February 18, 2021 The theme of TEDx Omaha 2021 is IGNITE. On Thursday February 18 at 7:30 p.m. EST,  TEDx Omaha will host speakers who will ignite your imagination and inspire you to action with their stories,...

Roger to Speak at TEDx Omaha

Roger Firestien is inviting you to virtual TEDx Omaha on February 18, 2021 The theme of TEDx Omaha 2021 is IGNITE. On Thursday February 18 at 7:30 p.m. EST,  TEDx Omaha will host speakers who will ignite your imagination and inspire you to action with their stories,...

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More Innovation Espresso ®

Giving Back

Giving Back

Every year my family gives an award to outstanding graduate students at the International Center for Studies in Creativity. Meet this year’s recipients.

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When Mirrors and Elevators Got Married

When Mirrors and Elevators Got Married

What problems are staring you right in the face? Did you ever notice that mirrors and elevators usually show up together? I can’t think of a hotel that I have stayed in that didn’t have a mirror near the elevator. Do you know why? In their book, Turning Leaning Right...

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Drive a tractor. Get creative.

Drive a tractor. Get creative.

Can cows help you to become more creative? Read on to see how driving a tractor, or herding cattle can increase your creative productivity.

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Have a Taste Before You Light Up

Have a Taste Before You Light Up

Want to sell your new idea? Give your customers a taste first. Lighting designer Philip Colarusso, owner of Luminated Landscapes, lights houses and landscapes. Phil has turned night landscapes into works of art throughout Western New York since 1989. He lit my friends...

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Innovation in Fort Collins, CO

Innovation in Fort Collins, CO

I was honored to deliver an Innovation Work Session at the Fort Collins, Colorado All Managers Meeting on October 4. Two hundred fifty leaders in Fort Collins government generated thousands of ideas to help the city maintain and sustain its innovative edge.

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Don’t Get Fat. Hire A Facilitator.

Don’t Get Fat. Hire A Facilitator.

Health and fitness trainers are a lot like Creative Problem Solving facilitators. Can you run effective Creative Problem Solving sessions consistently without someone managing the process and keeping the group on track? My experience is, no.

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